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Sexual Tolerance1Assignment 7: Sexual Tolerance: The Times They Are A’changing
Sexual Tolerance2Assignment 7: Sexual Tolerance: The Times They Are A’changingApproximately one in 100 American women and two in 100 American men identify as homosexual, with another four percent of Americans identifying as bisexual (Tucci, 2016). The extremely heated debate over same-sex marriage in the United States has been occurring for many years; dating all the way back to the 1960’s when police raided The Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City. This sparked a large gay rights movement and many protests; which was just the beginning. Even after the legalization of same-sex marriage rights occurring in June of 2015, the topic still remains very controversial in both political and religious aspects. The article I chose for this assignment is named: Same-Sex Marriage is now the Law of the (U.S.) Land: What Now for Christians? Ed Stezer’s article includes many different statistics and his viewpoints about same-sex marriage. Religious groups play a large role in the controversy of gaymarriages. Nearly a year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an unprecedented ruling that determined same-sex couples had a constitutional right to marry, a decision that legalized same-sex marriage throughout the country (Fingerhut, 2016). The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Jim Obergefell in Obergefell v. Hodges, a conglomerate of cases suing for the recognition of same-sex marriage (Stezor, 2015). The United States had become the 21st country in the world to identify same-sex marriage across the entire country. On the day of the legalization of same-sex