Gay Marriage’s big week

Gay Marriage’s big week

Gay Marriage's big week

This week has been a big week, for the LGBT community and their fight for marriage equality. Currently, the Supreme Court is hearing both sides on why and why not gay marriage should and shouldn’t be legalized with numerous protests happening around the country. From the Human Rights Campaign to DOMA, Americans are vocalizing their opinion on the subject matter.

In the most free country on this planet a group of Americans are denied a simple right, the right to marry the one they love. All because some prefer to use their personal beliefs when it comes to the private lives of the LGBT community. DOMA has been declared unconstitutional but the Justice Department continues to enforce it and if the Supreme Court finds DOMA unconstitutional. Or if they find that states who ban gay marriage unconstitutional then gay marriage will become legal. Still, the LGBT community has a long fight ahead of them but with organizations such as The Human Rights Campaign leading the way in raising awareness, the fight continues for the equality of marriage.

Still, same-sex marriage and the LGBT community are denied the right to marry and met with discrimination in the workplace and while out in public.

This past week has been more important than any other for the LGBT community. With the Human Rights Campaign leading the way as they have organized gatherings to garner support for same-sex marriage.

The Human Rights Campaign has organized state by state campaign’s as well as a turn your Facebook profile red campaign. Where participants downloaded the famous equal sign that was turned red in support of same-sex marriage. The Human Rights Campaign has also garnered the support of many in Hollywood, the NFL and many other celebrities.

Even some in the Senate have come out in support of gay marriage, some hope it will secure their chances in winning in the coming elections. Senators Mark Begich (Alaska), Tim Kaine (Va.), Kay Hagan (N.C.), Claire McCaskill (Mo.), Jon Tester (Mont.) and Mark Warner (Va.) all came out in support of same-sex marriage. Tim Johnson (S.D.) no longer supports DOMA and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) says her view on same-sex marriage is evolving. Along with Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) who is the first senate republican to come out in support of gay marriage.

Also, Karl Rove appeared on Fox news recently said that republicans can have a candidate in 2016 who supports gay marriage.

Gay Marriage's big week

It seems as if Democrats and Republicans are playing politics to get votes for the coming elections and for the republicans to get votes for 2016. Should the LGBT community take democrats and republicans serious and are they really in support of gay marriage or just using this issue to get elected. Then turn around and go against gay marriage if and when elected.

Still, it is in the Supreme Court’s hands if the gay marriage ban in California is struck down and gay marriage becomes legal across America. It is not an easy call to make right now as to which direction the Supreme Court will go on in their ruling for gay marriage.

The Human Rights Campaign

-Kelly J Newson

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