U.S. District Court Chief Judge Frances M. Tydingco-Gatewood Ruled Same-Sex Couples Can Apply For Marriages Licenses
Guam is the first US territory to legalize same-sex marriages. The judge that made the ruling said Guam will still abide by the Supreme Court ruling in June. Thirty-six states and the District of Columbia recognize same-sex marriages, but some states are still fighting to ban same-sex marriages.
The Supreme Court ruling could go either way, but some legal analysts say the ruling should be in favor of same-sex unions. But a favorable ruling won’t stop some religious groups from fighting the decisions. Several religious leaders have vowed to disobey the ruling, because the ruling would infringe on their religious freedom.
The Guam ruling didn’t surprise many people says Dr Daniel Amen in this article. The Irish recently voted to approve same-sex marriages, and other countries are doing or are in the process of doing the same thing. The contract between two partners is a sacred agreement. States should not stop people from executing that contract. Some church leaders may object, but their objections are based on personal beliefs not the teachings of Christ. Most people in the US approve of same-sex marriages. The people that disapprove are in the minority, but they have loud voices.