On June 26, , the U. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the freedom to marry nationwide. This is the story of the movement that transformed a nation, and the campaign that led to victory: Freedom to Marry. How do you change the deeply held beliefs of a nation? And what does it take to bring about real national progress? Here, we've compiled key lessons and tangible takeaways from every corner of the decades-long campaign for the freedom to marry.
How Gay Marriage Won in the U.S. Supreme Court - The Atlantic
Happy Pride Month! This June and really, any month it's worth taking stock and asking: What's the best state in America for gay rights? Of course, ranking states for their LGBT friendliness , from Vermont to Illinois, can be a tricky thing to measure, due to the plethora of gay rights issues. Which rights are most important when you're making a list like this? Are we measuring the right to gay marriage as more crucial than anti-discrimination laws? What if laws are only explicitly about gay people, and not the whole LGBT community, including transsexuals , and bisexuals? We thought about it, and used the following factors, as of June , to determine our ranking of the 12 best states in America for LGBT rights:.
Even as some well-known anti-gay groups like Focus on the Family moderate their views, a hard core of smaller groups, most of them religiously motivated, have continued to pump out demonizing propaganda aimed at homosexuals and other sexual minorities. Of the 18 groups profiled below, the Southern Poverty Law Center SPLC will be listing 13 next year as hate groups, reflecting further research into their views; those are each marked with an asterisk. Viewing homosexuality as unbiblical does not qualify organizations for listing as hate groups.
Chick-fil-A has been the subject of political controversy due to its WinShape Foundation, a charitable endeavor founded by S. Truett Cathy and his wife, Jeanette, which critics contend has evidenced a bias in the Chick-fil-A company by donating millions of dollars to groups with anti-gay agendas:. Chick-fil-A is an American success story.