1970 Rsquo Pros And Cons

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In the 1970’s, the gay community was fighting to be left alone, but throughout recent years, the growing desire is to become an active part of society. This change in the gay community reflects a change in society’s views towards homosexuality. In the 1970’s, homosexuals were considered perverts, deviants, and destroyers of the family. Today, the straight majority no longer holds those views, because of all the accomplishments made by the gay agenda since the 1970’s. The younger generations that have grown up seeing or experiencing the oppression and injustices placed on homosexuals are now in positions that influenced the change in society. It is no longer acceptable to refuse basic human rights to a group of people…show more content…
Marriage for homosexual couples is not only important for the recognition of their union together, but for the legal ability to share all benefits that heterosexual couples have enjoyed for generations. Hawaii was the first state to recognize that current marriage laws may be unconstitutional, and marriage should be extended to same sex couples. This occurred in 1993, and since then there has been a struggle between those for same sex marriage and those against it. Currently, there are four states that have made same sex marriage legal, but at least twenty-five states have banned same sex marriage on some…show more content…
If people demand the extension of marriage to include same sex unions in a state arguing it is unconstitutional, but the court deems it as constitutional, then a statute is in place for future cases to be based on. Once a statute is in place, it becomes more difficult to upturn the initial ruling. Also, because of religious ties, there are a large number of people who are against same sex marriage. As a result, a vote to change marriage laws in a state must come at a time when the majority of votes will not be against it. If the majority of people vote against same sex marriage, then it shows that is not an important issue and future votes may not be called for due to the large number of people against it. Changing marriage laws in states is a tedious process, because if done to quickly, it can have such negative
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