Obama v Doma: how gay Americans marched towards equality
'Marriage Equality' And The Civil Rights Movement : NPR
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT people want equal rights, not special rights. In many states, however, discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is still legal. An LGBT person can be kicked out of school, fired from a job or denied housing simply because of who they love or how they express their gender. And in most states, same-sex couples cannot legally marry. Opinion polls show that people who know someone who is LGBT are more likely to support equal rights for all people. As an ally and a friend, the people in your life need you to take a stand for fairness and join in the fight for equality.
Why gay Americans have won the right to get married but can still be fired for being gay
Why Marriage? Gay marriage is one of today's most hotly debated issues. In May, Massachusetts extended the right to marry to lesbians and gay men.
In the landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges, the U. Supreme Court ruled that all state bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, making gay marriage legal throughout America.