Taking two cases, the Supreme Court will address the Defense of Marriage Act, which limits financial benefits had by legally married couples, and California’s Proposition 8, which is the state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, enacted in 2008.
These cases are set to be argued by March 2013 — with hopes of a decision by June 2013.
It’s about time. A decision on same-sex marriage is finally being brought to the national stage, as it should be. As it stands, 41 states do not allow same-sex marriage and 30 states have a same-sex marriage ban within the constitutions.
But the time is now to end this uncertainty. The time is now to start a new movement — a new era — of openness that can change the mindsets of the masses.
Taking these cases, the Supreme Court will finally create a national stance — hopefully one that allows same-sex marriage, uniformly, across the country. It’s time to finally issue a national stance on this that a great deal of our nation has to deal with.
If two men get married in one state and then decide to move to another, they should not have to be worried about whether or not their marriage is legal.
It should be legal, and that’s what the Supreme Court — and the nation — should be up for discussion. We need to end the hate, the insensitivity and the inequality. And, the Supreme Court has an opportunity to do that.
These justices can put the spotlight on a forming a better tomorrow.
For those who still discriminate against same-sex couples, it’s harder to argue that marriage is unacceptable if it’s constitutionally allowed. Same-sex marriage being brought to the forefront of our nation allows us to discuss the different aspects of life that are being indirectly affected by these bans and laws. From bullying in school, to other forms of hate toward the LGBT community, these issues need to be talked about. And, it’s time to take a stand and be one nation, undivided — with equality for every person. It’s time to be a nation that accepts all of its citizens — in its entirety — regardless of race, gender, religion or sexual orientation.