Details via:Gay Marriage – ProCon.org
On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is a right protected by the US Constitution in all 50 states. Prior to their decision, same-sex marriage was already legal in 37 states and Washington DC, but was banned in the remaining 13. US public opinion had shifted significantly over the years, from 27% approval of gay marriage in 1996 to 60% in 2015.
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.
Still today, the fight is tough worldwide! What are your thoughts?
This is how many people support same-sex marriage or partnership rights in 23 countries around the world.
Attitudes toward abortion and marriage equality don’t always go hand in hand. Isn’t that interesting?