A campaign has recorded a success in the U.S. Supreme Court. The same-sex couples have obtained the right to get married. This is what the high court has recently ruled.
In the eyes of the constitutional legal code gay marriage now enjoys equal treatment. Dignity preservation is mentioned as a major reference point. Legitimacy follows suit.
Massachusetts was the first state to allow same-sex marriage.
Then a movement started changing the status quo nationwide. Civil society organizations, professionals like lawyers, etc., launched the concept as feasible and oriented to human rights, dignity, and common understanding. Hundreds of its supporters marched in front of the Supreme Court when it decided on Obergefell case weeks ago. The main plaintiff in it insisted on the beauty of the equality under law.
A 5-4 court ruling indicates that the U.S. Constitution provides legitimacy for the gay marriage. Respect for the ruling has been stated by most of the institutions dealing with marriage and licenses. A few states have declared they’ll avail of a period of 25 days to have the ruling entering into effect before issuing papers related to same-sex marriage.
From a political perspective, politicians referred to the American justice system: Freedom is linked to equality. They cheered a rainbow symbol when the White House was lit to indicate approval of the decision of the Supreme Court.
Some conservative political circles, however, hardly digest the legal shape of the decision.
It is not only Justice Kennedy that has constituted the majority, but four other liberal justices, too. Their decision and votes are treated as expanding the marriage rights in the U.S. On an equal footing, the ruling has been tagged with the label of a “judicial tyranny”. Voices raise to amend the Constitution and allow states to ban gay marriage, exposing the idea that people do not have the permission to redefine something that God defined. There are concerns expressed in relation to religious grounds and people opposing same-sex marriage. Four of the lawyers, dissenters in the Supreme Court, refer to that impact of the case. In that respect, and for the sake of truth, religious bodies may decide on their own if they legalize a gay marriage.
Social shifts occur in other countries, too. How faith, religion, and the legal aspects of same-sex marriage live (or not) in harmony are still to be seen and considered. It is, however, equal justice under law.