Essay on The Rights Of Same Sex Marriage

1371 Words Sep 10th, 2015 6 Pages
“[Same-sex couples’] hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right." These empowering words were stated by Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on June 26, 2015, a day in which the verdict of the Obergefell v Hodges United States Supreme Court case came to a close. In a 5-4 majority opinion, Obergefell ruled absolute authorization for all fifty states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a right which is protected by the United States Constitution. Granted high levels of euphoria and merriment disseminating nationwide with the legalization of gay marriage, amidst our country, profound feelings of confusion and dismissal are instigated with the new notion that is distinct from many people’s social norms. Although conservatives have traditionally defined same-sex marriage as a union between only a man and woman, liberals argue that repudiating the privilege for same-sex marriages to occur would create bigotry and discrimination, and same-sex marriage would strengthen the institution of marriage, socially and financially.
In opposition, those that have differentiated beliefs and opinions make valid points. For example, sixth US District Court of Appeals, Jeffrey S. Sutton marked that “marriage has long been a social institution defined by relationships between men and women. So long defined, the tradition is…

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