Today’s Gay Rights Movement

Today’s Gay Rights Movement

A first for any American president, Obama declared in 2012 that he feels gay marriage should be legal.  What has happened since?

That moment signified a change in the federal governments attitude toward the gay and lesbian community.  But it wasn’t until  June 2015, that they ‘showed and proved.’

In a historic decision, the Supreme Court ruled that same sex couples have the fundamental right to marry and that states cannot say that marriage is reserved for heterosexual couples.

Truly progress.  But let’s fast forward to the present.

As previously reported, North Carolina is ‘infighting’.  A battle between the state and it’s largest city is under way.  The city of Charlotte adopted a law to allow transgendered people the right to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with. The state, then passed a law to disallow that from happening.  More on that HERE.

The state of Mississippi has passed a law that will allow businesses and religious groups the right to deny service based on a person’s sexual orientation.

Companies have taken a stand.  PayPal, for example has cancelled plans to expand in Charlotte.  But their stand is confusing, since they do business in places where even gay sex and cross-dressing are illegal.  Saudi Arabia and Kuwait for example.

Regardless, it’s wrong to discriminate.  Mississippi and North Carolina are in the spotlight now, but there are other states with laws or proposed laws that are similar.

In Alabama, the state’s top judge is facing removal.  Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has just been suspended, and may lose his job after declaring that Alabama would not issue same-sex marriage licenses.

Major progress has been made in the past few years, but there’s a long way to go in today’s gay rights movement.  The fight for equal rights is far from over.


Today’s Gay Rights Movement


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