After achieving the right to vote, they took it upon themselves to publicly speak about other issues women faced day in and day out in their daily lives. For example, Alice Paul, a suffragette known for her radical advocacy, advised that an Amendment be passed to the Constitution that ensured that people will get equal rights in anything regardless of their sex. While in general it seemed to be affair idea, Congress had a difficult time ratifying it due to the fact at not enough of the needed states were willing to allow it. Despite this roadblock, women did not give up on their road to equality. In my opinion, I believe Susan B.
Gay Marriage, Same Sex Marriage, and the Constitution
U.S. state constitutional amendments banning same-sex unions - Wikipedia
On June 26, , the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex marriage would be legal nationwide, overturning same-sex marriage bans in 14 states. Going further back: since when the Constitution was officially accepted, or ratified, by all states there have been only 27 amendments out of the thousands proposed by lawmakers in Congress. In fact, the 27th Amendment, which concerns congressional pay, was originally proposed in but not put into place until — over years later. Article V of the U. Constitution outlines the procedure for modifying, or amending, its content.
Voters pass all 11 bans on gay marriage
The untold story of the improbable campaign that finally tipped the U. Supreme Court. The county clerk, Gerald Nelson, refused to give it to them.
I understand that the religious right in California is now planning on passing a Constitutional Amendment on the November ballot in order to keep gay marriages from being legal. My question is: Can this be accomplished?? From what I understand, the State Supreme Court has already ruled that banning gay marriage is discriminatory against homosexuals, and thus illegal. So, how will some new Amendment make a difference? Does the law state that, no matter if it is discrimination or not, if its what the people want, then its okay to discriminate??