In a new report, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said that while they are “disappointed” by the U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court has “failed to protect human potential.”
The ACLU’s report, titled “Human Potential: Protecting the Right to Love and Marriage in the 21st Century,” says that while the U of S. Supreme court’s ruling in favor that marriage between a man and a woman is “unreasonable and contrary to the Constitution,” “the Court has failed to protect the right to marry.”
“Today, the Court struck down a ban on same-gender marriage and reaffirmed its commitment to equality and fairness for all Americans,” the report reads.
“But in its decision, the court ignored the need to protect children, families, communities, and people from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.”
“In addition, the courts have failed to address the social costs of discrimination in a society that is increasingly hostile toward LGBT people and vulnerable to violence and hate,” the ACLU says.
“The courts have not recognized that discrimination is wrong even when it is based on a sincere belief that a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity is not ‘compelled by the nature of the conduct.'”
According to the ACLU, the United States is one of only three countries where discrimination based upon sexual orientation is still legal, and while there is no nationwide nationwide ban on discrimination based against LGBT people, the federal government has continued to enforce federal laws that prohibit discrimination based.
The report cites two cases in which the U