Essay on The Rights Of Lgbt Rights

1098 Words Feb 17th, 2016 null Page
After reviewing the current list of issued posted on the American Civil Liberties Union’s website the category of most personal interest was LGBT Rights. LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. ACLU’s website also breaks LGBT rights down into smaller categories regarding parenting, relationships, and youth just to name a few. People of all ages and religions classifying under LGBT have suffered from violations of their human rights. Curiosity was drawn to these topics, as experience and personal sexual orientation have been directly affected in the past 20 years of my existence, and the progress has been extremely successful. Over the past 20 years there have been many court cases all leading up to expanding the rights of LGBT relationships of all kinds. The previous constitutional issues associated with this topic can be directly related to violating rights stated in The Fourteenth Amendment, Equal Protection Clause, the Fifth Amendment and the Due Process Clause as they are the basis of formulating a case as they are the most common and major contributors on the impact. Lets review the progression of some major court cases and what direct impacts they have made on LGBT rights in sequential order. Exactly 20 years ago in 1996 there was the court case Romer v. Evans, which was ultimately designed to protect a person from discrimination based on their sexual orientation, practices, and relationships. As a result “the Court struck down a Colorado…

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