The Fight for Love, Peace & Equality

On June 26, 2015, the United States made history. This was the day that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 states. This has been an ongoing issue that people across the nation have been fighting for. One of the many reasons this right was given to the United States, started with the public’s opinion. There are three major factors that the public opinion is determined by.

Attitudes


Attitudes are evaluations that people make about specific problems or issues.
Attitudes are based on many characteristics: Personal, Culture, Educational, Family, Religious, Social Class, Race.

There are people for and against same-sex marriages in the United States, the way they present themselves and the words they speak shows the attitudes of these individuals.

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“Protestors clashed with attorney Gloria Allred, who supports same-sex marriage, outside the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday morning shouting, “Shame on you….wicked Gloria. You’ll have to answer to God’s supreme court.” Allred shouted back, “The Supreme Court is going to decide this issue, not you.”

This is a quote posted by Wood TV8 in an article talking about the legalization of same-sex marriages.

Opinions


Opinion is a view or judgement formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.

Everyone is entitled to their own thoughts and opinions. Not everyone is going to agree with each other. This relates back to behavior because our opinions that we form, come from our evaluations and behaviors.

This image is a great example that relates to people’s opinions. The religion you believe in may not be the same that someone else believes in. Therefore, what you see is wrong and against your beliefs may not be true for them.

Actions


Action is the fact or process of doing something, typically to achieve an aim.

Over the years, gay rights advocates have fought for their right to equality in terms of same-sex marriage. As time went on, some states were slowly accepting and legalizing this marriage. However, these people didn’t stop there. They kept on fighting with the goal to achieve same-sex marriages in all 50 states. After all of their behaviors and opinions that led to actions, the court ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriages, giving gay rights advocates their biggest victory yet.

“In the 5-4 ruling, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority with the four liberal justices. Each of the four conservative justices wrote their own dissent.

Nearly 46 years to the day after a riot at New York’s Stonewall Inn ushered in the modern gay rights movement, the decision could settle one of the major civil rights fights of this era. The language of Kennedy’s opinion spoke eloquently of the most fundamental values of family, love and liberty.”

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