Supreme Court Will Hear Gay Marriage Cases On April 28 and Ga. Senate passes controversial ‘religious freedom’ bill

By Junior Mayema,

The time for freedom to marry has come, the time for human rights of all has come and the time to combat religious freedom to discriminate across this great nation has come as well, the universe will decide if us gay people deserve the right to be able to gay married or not, there are a lot confusion on this particular human rights challenge of our time, the time has come and here is two news shedding light on the scope of LGBT rights in the United States of America :

WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday said it will hear oral arguments on April 28 on whether states can ban gay marriage, addressing a hot social issue in what promises to yield one of the justices’ most important rulings of the year.

The nine justices will hear an extended 150-minute argument in cases concerning same-sex marriage bans in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee.

The court will decide whether same-sex marriage bans are prohibited by the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection under the law. A ruling is due by the end of June.

There are currently 37 states where gay marriage has been allowed to proceed, although a legal battle is ongoing in Alabama, with the state’s top court putting it on hold. (Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)

And here is what we must to combat from now on :

ATLANTA (AP) — A controversial “religious freedom” bill has passed Georgia’s state Senate.

Senators approved the bill by a vote of 37-15 on Thursday.

The legislation would forbid state government from infringing on a person’s religious beliefs unless the government can prove it has a compelling interest.

Opponents say the bill could be used to defend discrimination, particularly against LGBT individuals.

Sponsor Republican state Sen. Josh McKoon of Columbus says that hasn’t been true in other states with similar laws.

Clergy have taken both sides of the issue, and former Attorney General Mike Bowers who defended the state’s anti-sodomy law recently came out against the bill.

Georgia is one of several states considering similar legislation this year. A similar House bill remains in a committee.


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