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The 26th of June 2015 marked the history as the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states in the United States of America. Throughout the day, all the media corporations drew attention to this event calling it momentous, historic, and extremely meaningful especially for the members of the LGBT community. Despite the contradicting opinion of the general public, there was still positive overall response from the majority of the public about the legalization of same sex marriage, and the Americans generally supported marriage equality. It is curious to see that the media played a vital role to make this happen.
It is essential to examine and study the roles of the media in the society and its relevance to the social issues we are faced today. By doing this, we are able to understand the different frameworks in which media operates and which it tessellates with society. As mentioned above, media played an important part in influencing on how the masses see and treat issues with sensitive nature such as same-sex marriage, racism, politics, and other similar issues. They have the capability to stimulate the mind of the people on how they would respond to the matters presented to them.
In addition to this, media also function as a catalyst to national development in terms of information dissemination and attitude change as for the reason that the majority of the world’s population today is dependent on media. Also, its influence to the masses is ever-growing and expanding as we progress—we now have access to information in various forms such as the social media, television, radio, and many others. In line with this, studying the roles of media could be of great help in utilizing its functions and be put into good use.
de Vogue, A. (2015, June 27). Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide. CNN Politics. Retrieved from http://edition.cnn.com/2015/06/26/politics/supreme-court-same-sex-marriage-ruling/ on July, 10 2015
Gurevitch, M., Bennett, T., & Curran, J. &. (1982). Culture, society and the media (Chapter 4). Methuen & Co. Ltd.