That shift in public policy has frequently been met with a public backlash. Gay marriage laws passed in several states have been promptly overturned by voters. Polls indicate a growing acceptance, but they also suggest there is still a significant percentage of Americans resisting, even alarmed, at the trend. Resistence is "persisting much more than the advocates of same sex marriage thought it would," he said.
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The gay liberation [a] movement is a social and political movement of the late s through the mids [b] that urged lesbians and gay men to engage in radical direct action , and to counter societal shame with gay pride. Not until later in the seventies in urban gay centers and well into the eighties in smaller communities did the marches begin to be called " gay pride parades ". Gay liberation is also known for its links to the counterculture of the time e. In general, the politics were radical, anti-racist , and anti-capitalist. The term gay liberation sometimes refers to the broader movement to end social and legal oppression against LGBT people. Although the Stonewall riots of in New York are popularly remembered as the spark that produced a new movement, the origins predate these iconic events. Organized movements, particularly in Western Europe , have been active since the 19th century, producing publications, forming social groups and campaigning for social and legal reform.
The Supreme Court has made it official: gay marriage is legal. That's great! People who argued against gay marriage have always fought it because they were worried about the effect it would have on "traditional marriage.
When Christie Caruso, 31, and Sarah West, 29, were planning their wedding, they knew it was going to be big. They married on July 1, , in Connecticut, decked out in beautiful white dresses and surrounded by bridesmaids and groomsmen in blue. For the pair, the day symbolised something more than a sweet ceremony and a big party: the acceptance of their love as a same-sex couple. In the four years since the US Supreme Court legalised same-sex marriage in all 50 states through the Obergefell v Hodges decision, same-sex marriage rates have climbed, and Around the world, a total of 24 countries have legalised same-sex marriage, according to the World Population Review.