Over the legalization of gay marriage by Supreme Court, Americans division of votes revealed.
Since June 2015, gay marriage or the so-called same sex marriage in United States been legalized.
Supreme Court gay marriage, United States Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges, state-level bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional.
Debate are still often made on religious grounds and formulated in terms of religious doctrine, arguments of said issue.
Americans left hanging. Some were giving approval, as to legalization having marriage equality, but mostly were against.
New York City against California Proposition 8, reject the notion of civil unions, describing them as inferior to the legal recognition of same-sex marriage.
Same-sex marriages can be performed in a secular civil ceremony or in a religious setting.
As gay couple can be seen all around the world, many faith communities give support on same-sex couples to marry or conduct same-sex marriage ceremonies. This includes Buddhism in Australia, Church of Sweden, Church of Denmark, U.S Episcopalians and many more.
Legalization of same-sex marriage characterized as redefining marriage by opponents.
Though most of the countries all over the world supports it legalization, controversies still arises such as same-sex marriage affects freedom of religion.
Currently, June 26, 2015, countries allow same-sex marriage includes Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark,France, Iceland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand,Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States and Uruguay and certain sub-jurisdictions.
According to an Associated Press-GfK poll July 9 to 13, 2015. U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last month legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide left Americans sharply divided. Suggesting support for gay unions may be down slightly from earlier this year.
Courts nationwide authorize marriages of same-sex couples through injunctions, process slower and more expensive than that for an opposite-sex marriage.
Court ruled denial of marriage licenses to same-sex couples violates the Due Process and the Equal Protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.
In the statement of Williams Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, conducts research on sexual orientation and gender-identity law, same-sex marriage has been legal for several years and in those that have allowed nonmarital unions, there was a 1.6 percent annual dissolution rate of those relationships as of December 2014.
Recent poll conducted in US, shows more disapproval as local officials with religious objections to same-sex marriage should be exempt from issuing licenses, though majority supported its legalization.IMAGE/www.usnews.com