Same Sex Marriage

By: Natalie Martinez


How did same sex marriage all begin? The same sex marriage first started with the Stonewall

Riots. The Stonewall Riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay (LGBT) community. LGBT stand for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. The Stonewall riots took place at the Stonewall Inn, which was a bar that was located in Greenwich Village in Manhattan, New York. On June 28, 1969, police lost control after raiding the bar and attracted a crowd that was incited to riot. After this happened, many people protested the next evening and again the several nights later. The Gay Liberation Front was to urged lesbians and gay men to “come out”, publicly revealing their sexuality to family, friends, and colleagues as a form of activism, and to counter shame with gay pride.

On June 28,1970, the first gay pride marches took place in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is a right protected by the constitution in 50 states. Same sex marriage impacts America today because anyone has the ability today to marry the same sex without a struggle. This is a huge part of history because there are many unique people out in this would and I feel that everyone should have a right to something, so why not be in love with the same sex. Many people found happiness on June 26,2015 when same sex marriage was illegalized. Also on April 28, 2016, fifteen countries allowed same sex marriage. These fifteen countries are Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Iceland, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and Uruguay.

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