Discussion on Supreme Court Decision on Gay Marriage

Assignment Requirements

Please use Religion and Politics in the united states seventh edition by Kenneth D Wald & Allison Calhoun-Brown as one of your references

M4 Discussion on Supreme Court Decision on Gay Marriage

crowd of women holding signs reading “Love Wins”

Supporters of the U.S. Supreme Courts ruling on same-sex marriage gather on the step of the Texas Capitol for a news conference celebrating marriage equality and looking to important work ahead, Mon. June 29, 2015, in Austin, Texas. The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled all state bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry nationwide. The United States joins many other countries to support gay marriage, as reported by the Pew Research Center.

 

In this discussion, you will do your own research to provide your opinions (supported by research). Read the Pew Research Center’s data on gay marriageopens in a new window, and source other data from contemporary news. Be sure to properly cite in APA format any sources that you refer to.

 

Comment on the following questions:

 

In the United States, amongst those who oppose gay marriage, what have been the major arguments?

How have these arguments tied to religion?

What social, political, social and economic forces do you think propelled this decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to deem it unconstitutional to ban gay marriage across the United States?

Please post an initial response to the question(s) above, then reply to at least two different peers over the course of the module. Remember, in order for class discussions to be meaningful, you must participate regularly and consistently.

 

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