LGBT Monday: A Year For Equality, A Year To Remember 

Joaquin Tenedora-Forte 

December 28, 2015

On June 26, 2015, the moment gay rights activists in America have been waiting for, the culmination of decades of labor and love. The fight for equal marriage is finally here. It came when the US Supreme Court decided on Obergafell v. Hudges. Justice Anthony Kennedy states that marriage is a foundational institution of such huge importance.

    Looking back on the marriage fight, I am so amazed that young gay people do not know about their own history, they are growing up in an environment that accept and loves them. But back in the dark ages of marriage inequality, there are people who died fighting for the right to be with someone that they love, equal hospital visits, tax benefits and equal families. Like in the Obergafell case were in the spouse dies, the surviving one, wanted to be listed the spouse.

  
Young people do not even realize that only a generation ago, gay people are getting arrested for being them selves. People today do not even realize that in many countries around the world, it is Illegal to be gay, it is even punishable by death. In America’s biggest friend in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia. America should do it with out Saudi, They really suck.

  
America has won on one of its biggest fronts ever. Is this the end of the story, off course it is not. There are a lot of things to be done. Like demolishing this so called religious freedom restoration act that some conservative states put down after their states recognizes marriage. And also the passage of the federal non-discrimination act because you can gay married on Sunday and be out of work on Monday.

   
 Lastly, as I said earlier the fight is not over. People need to keep it in check because if you do not be careful. If you have like president Rubio or Bush or Cruz, they can still do a marriage amendment that will prohibit. As their Last effort to derail EQUALITY.

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One response to “LGBT Monday: A Year For Equality, A Year To Remember 

  1. Some people, religious conservatives to be exact, are making a big deal about marriage equality, claiming to oppose it as long as the Supreme Court acknowledges the right of gay people to marry. Claiming that unelected judges are trying to change the definition of marriage, that they attack something that they have no jurisdiction over, is absurd. Gay people are not paedophiles. Homosexuality is not the same thing as paedophilia.

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