She pointed to Orlando, Florida, where this month dozens of people were shot and killed at a gay nightclub, a place of refuge for LGBT people. She was concerned that some political figures have described the massacre only as a terrorist act, and not as a hate crime. The Goodridges, now divorced, were two of the seven same-sex couples in Goodridge v. When I called Julie last June, minutes after the decision in Obergefell v.
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Prior to their decision, same-sex marriage was already legal in 37 states and Washington DC, but was banned in the remaining Proponents of legal gay marriage contend that gay marriage bans are discriminatory and unconstitutional, and that same-sex couples should have access to all the benefits enjoyed by different-sex couples. Opponents contend that marriage has traditionally been defined as being between one man and one woman, and that marriage is primarily for procreation. Police raids on gay bars were commonplace, but on this occasion the gay and lesbian patrons fought back and sparked days of protests. The Stonewall Riots marked the beginning of a political movement for gay rights during a time when it was illegal to have homosexual sex in all states except for Illinois. Gay-rights activism in the s focused more on personal liberation and visibility than on gaining access to institutions such as marriage.
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Edition: Available editions Australia. Articles Contributors Links Articles on Same-sex marriage Displaying 1 - 20 of articles Campaigners mark the occasion outside Stormont. Rather than marriage, same-sex couples in China are allowed a 'guardianship appointment'.
Barack Obama 's decision to support gay marriage has led to a debate about how it may influence the presidential election and the future of gay marriage in the United States. But the underlying reasons why gay marriage is so controversial in America are being overlooked. While there is generally no consensus for or against gay marriage in other Western nations, the issue has far more political importance in America, where it is the object of an exceptionally intense debate. Only a few U.