Gay Marriage

Mildred Loving joint plaintiff along with Richard Loving in landmark civil rights case of Loving v Virginia in 1967 which struck down all state bans on interracial in issued a statement on 40th anniversary of ruling in 2007. Case law regarding same-sex : In 2009 a pair of economists at Emory University tied passage of state bans on same-sex in US to an increase in rates of HIV infection.[220][221] study linked passage of same-sex ban in a state to an increase in annual HIV rate within that state of roughly 4 cases per 100,000 population. Supporters of legalization of same-sex have successfully used social media websites such as Facebook to help achieve that goal.[85][86][87] Some have argued that successful use of social media websites by LGBT groups has played a key role in defeat of religion-based opposition.[88] Since July 9 2015 married same-sex couples have equal access to all federal nefits that married opposite-sex couples have.[144] Most prominent opponents of same-sex in have en Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Catholic Church (represented by Conference of Catholic Bishops) Sourn Baptist Convention and National Organization for Legal issues surrounding same-sex in are determined by nation's federal system of government in which status of a person including marital status is determined in large measure by individual Prior to 1996 Federal Government did not define ; any recognized by a state was recognized by Federal Government even if that was not recognized by one or more as was case until 1967 with interracial which some banned by statute. Some 7,400 companies were offering spousal nefits to same-sex couples as of 2008[update] In that recognized same-sex s same-sex couples could continue to receive those same nefits only if y married.[212] Only 18% of private employers offered domestic partner health care nefits.[210] I lieve all Americans no matter ir race no matter ir sex no matter ir sexual orientation have that same freedom to marry  I am still not a political person but I am proud that Richard's and my name is on a court case that can help reinforce love commitment fairness and family that so many people black or white young or old or straight seek in life I support freedom to marry for all That's what Loving and loving are. Same-Sex couples face same financial constraints of legal as opposite-sex married couples including penalty in taxation.[209] While social service providers usually do not count one partner's assets toward income means test for welfare and disability assistance for or partner a legally married couple's joint assets are normally used in calculating wher a married individual qualifies for assistance.[209] Funding of amendment referendum campaigns has en an issue of great dispute Both judges[96][97] and IRS[98] have ruled that it is eir questionable or illegal for campaign contributions to shielded by anonymity. At Perry v Schwarzenegger trial expert witness Ilan Meyer testified that mental health outcomes for s and lesbians would improve if laws such as Proposition 8 did not exist cause "when people are exposed to more stress y are more likely to get sick " and that particular situation is consistent with laws that say to people "you are not welcome here your relationships are not valued." Such laws have "significant power". A Washington Post-ABC News poll from February–March 2014 found a record high of 59% of Americans approved of same-sex with only 34% opposed and 7% with no opinion.[54] In May 2013 a Gallup poll showed that 53% of Americans would vote to establish same-sex in all 50 Three previous readings over course of a year consistently showed support at 50% or above Gallup noted: "Just three years ago support for was 44% current 53% level of support is essentially double 27% in Gallup's initial measurement.

Ultimately I think Equal Protection Clause does guarantee same-sex in all fifty But as you know courts have always en strategic re have en times where stars were aligned and Court like a thunderbolt issues a ruling like Brown v Board of Education but that's pretty rare And given direction of society for Court to have allowed process to play out way it has may make shift less controversial and more lasting. Population Reference Bureau reported that by Octor 2015 486,000 same-sex s had taken place in It estimated that 45% of all same-sex couples in country were married.[227] In June 2016 one year after Supreme Court handed down its decision in Orgefell v Hodges Gallup reported that nearly 1 million U.S adults were in same-sex s.[228] In June 2017 Gallup estimated that 10.6% of American LGBT adults were married compared to 13.6% of heterosexual adults Prior to Orgefell 7.6% of LGBT adults were married.[229] Compared to similarly situated opposite-sex married couples same-sex couples faced following financial and legal disadvantages: On J Supreme Court ruled by a 6-3 vote in case of Pavan v Smith that under ir decision in Orgefell same-sex couples must treated equally to opposite-sex couples in issuance of birth certificates In Decemr 2016 Supreme Court of Arkansas upheld a state law only allowing opposite-sex couples to automatically listed as parents on ir children's birth certificates while prohibiting same-sex couples from ing allowed same on an equal basis Supreme Court summarily reversed Arkansas Supreme Court finding that disparity in treatment was a violation of ir decision in Orgefell.[181] Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex in and territories did not legalize same-sex on Indian lands In Congress (not federal courts) has legal authority over Indian country Thus unless Congress passes a law regarding same-sex on Indian tris federally recognized American Indian tris have legal right to form ir own laws.[182] As of time of Orgefell ruling 24 tribal jurisdictions legally recognize same-sex Some tris have passed legislation specifically addressing same-sex relationships and some specify that state law and jurisdiction govern tribal s As of Novemr 2017 same-sex is legally recognized in 40 tribal jurisdictions. According to Federal Government's Government Accountability Office (GAO) in 2004 more than 1,138 rights and protections are conferred to U.S citizens upon by Federal Government; areas affected include Social Security nefits veterans' nefits health insurance Medicaid hospital visitation estate taxes retirement savings pensions family leave and immigration law.[143] Two or studies examined personal reports from LGBT adults and ir families living in Memphis Tennessee immediately after a successful 2006 ballot campaign banned same-sex Most respondents reported feeling alienated from ir communities studies also found that families experienced a kind of secondary minority stress says Jennifer Arm a counseling graduate student at University of Memphis.[218] Prior to 2004 same-sex was not performed in any U.S jurisdiction It was subsequently in different jurisdictions through legislation court rulings,[137] tribal council rulings,[138] and popular vote in referenda.[139][140][141] Officials of nine counties in two Texas and Alabama are still unwilling to issue licenses to same-sex couples as of June 2017 Those wishing to marry within state must travel to anor part of state in order to obtain a license However some counties may require at least one person to a resident of county in order to receive a license.[175] A CNN poll conducted on Febru found that 63% of Americans lieved s and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry up from 49% in August 2010.[52] A Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted from April 16 to 20 2015 found that 61% of Americans supported allowing s and lesbians to marry legally.[53]

In an interview on O'Reilly Factor in August 2010 when Glenn ck was asked if he "lieve(s) that is a threat to [this] country in any way" he stated "No I don't I lieve that Thomas Jefferson said: 'If it neir breaks my leg nor picks my pocket what difference is it. Note: This table shows only that licensed and recognized same-sex s or had m fore Orgefell v Hodges It does not include that recognized same-sex s from or jurisdictions but did not license m. A study by Columbia Mailman School of Public Health found that men in Massachusetts visited health clinics significantly less often following legalization of same-sex in. Of America is most populous country in world to have established same-sex nationwide One of largest scale uses of social media to mobilize support for same-sex preceded and coincided with arrival at U.S Supreme Court of high-profile legal cases for Proposition 8 and Defense of Act in March 2013 "red equals sign" project started by Human Rights Campaign was an electronic campaign primarily based on Facebook that encouraged users to change ir profile images to a red equal sign to express support for same-sex [89] At time of court hearings it was estimated that approximately 2.5 million Facebook users changed ir profile images to a red equals sign.[90] Most prominent supporters of same-sex are human rights and civil rights organizations as well as medical and scientific communities while most prominent opponents are religious groups ruling of Supreme Court in Orgefell occurred following decades of consistently rising national public support for same-sex in with support continuing to rise reafter. In 2017 according to a Public Religion Research Institute state-by-state poll re was majority support for same-sex in 44 plurality support in 4 plurality opposition in 1 state and majority opposition in 1 state.[63] Continual polling by Gallup has shown that support for same-sex has grown rapidly while opposition has collapsed In 1996 68% of Americans opposed same-sex while only 27% supported In 2018 67% of Americans supported same-sex while only 31% opposed.[64]

Cambodia: · 50 communes Costa Rica Israel Japan: · 7 cities Poland San Marino Kingdom: · Cayman Islands Human Rights Campaign largest rights organization in that "many same-sex couples want right to legally marry cause y are in love — many in fact have spent last 10 20 or 50 years with that person — and y want to honor ir relationship in greatest way our society has to offer by making a public commitment to stand toger in good times and bad through all joys and challenges family life brings."[83] One study surveyed more than 1,500 lesbian and bisexual adults across nation and found that respondents from 25 that have outlawed same-sex had highest reports of "minority stress"— chronic social stress that results from minority-group stigmatization—as well as general psychological distress According to study negative campaigning that comes with a ban is directly responsible for increased stress Past research has shown that minority stress is linked to health risks such as risky sexual havior and substance abuse.[217] Several psychological studies[214][215][216] have shown that an increase in exposure to negative conversations and media messages about same-sex creates a harmful environment for LGBT population that may affect ir health and well-ing. Naacp veteran African-American civil rights organization has pledged its support for rights and same-sex stating that y "support equality consistent with equal protection under law provided under Fourteenth Amendment of Constitution".[84] During 2008 presidential election campaign Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin stated: "I have voted along with vast majority of Alaskans who had opportunity to vote to amend our Constitution defining as tween one man and one woman I wish on a federal level that that's where we would go cause I don't support "[130] Based in part on research that has en conducted on adverse effects of stigmatization of s and lesbians numerous prominent social science organizations have issued position statements supporting same-sex and opposing discrimination on basis of sexual orientation; se organizations include American Psychoanalytic Association and American Psychological Association.[213] Supreme Court's ruling in Orgefell renders moot any remaining legal challenges as it specifically orders to both issue licenses to same-sex couples and to recognize as valid s performed. When a U.S district court invalidated California referendum that ended same-sex s re in 2008 former Speaker of House Newt Gingrich said it showed "an outrageous disrespect for our Constitution and for majority of people of who lieve is union of husband and wife".[131] By end of 2012 Gingrich was prepared to accept civil—but not religious—same-sex s and encouraged Republican Party to accept fact of same-sex was certain to come legal in more.