The "red equal sign" project started by the Human Rights Campaign was an electronic campaign primarily based on Facebook that encouraged users to change their profile images to a red equal sign to express support for same-sex marriage.
I believe all Americans, no matter their race, no matter their sex, no matter their sexual orientation, should have that same freedom to marry. It was settled in the Supreme Court.
Several of his federal appointments have also, subsequently, announced they will uphold same-sex marriage and enforce the Supreme Court ruling, while still being personally against same-sex marriage,  namely Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
But other states had already placed statutory and constitutional bans on same-sex marriage. Both judges   and the IRS  have ruled that it is either questionable or illegal for campaign contributions to be shielded by anonymity.
The Defense of Marriage Actbefore being struck down by the Supreme Court inwas a law that gave the federal definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman. I support the freedom to marry for all.
On September 14,Davis returned to her county clerk office and still refused to provide marriage licenses to same-sex couples. But, as you know, courts have always been strategic.
I believe that Thomas Jefferson said: But if some local governments are made up of people who are anti-gay bigots, then how can we ever reach true marriage equality? Hodges, there were 37 states that had already legalized same-sex marriages.
He opposed a federal constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Mildred Lovingthe joint plaintiff alongside her husband Richard Loving in the landmark civil rights case of Loving v. Here are some instances where states refused to comply with the Obergefell v.
He was suspended from his office and reinstated in May But are all state legislatures abiding by this decision? The funding of the amendment referendum campaigns has been an issue of great dispute.
There have been times where the stars were aligned and the Court, like a thunderbolt, issues a ruling like Brown v. Bush reportedly offered to officiate the same wedding,  but has similarly not made a public statement regarding his position on the issue as president, he was opposed. On August 5,Paxton was scheduled for a contempt hearing by a U.
Hodges legalized same-sex marriages. But I have lived long enough now to see big changes. My generation was bitterly divided over something that should have been so clear and right. On September 3,Davis was arrested and jailed for refusing the court order.
She also defied court orders by the governor and a federal district court order. Bush and his wife former First Lady Barbara Bush have served as witnesses to a same-sex wedding, but neither has publicly stated whether this means they support same-sex marriage in general;  George W.
The District of Columbia also recognized same-sex marriage. He said that it should ultimately be up to state legislatures.Jun 27, · WASHINGTON — In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled by a same-sex marriage a reality in the 13 states that had continued to ban it.
Supreme Court. Media caption The morning gay marriage came to the US.
The US Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex marriage is a legal right across the United States. victory for America".
"When all. Is Same-Sex Marriage Legal in All States? Despite Supreme Court Ruling, It's Complicated couples had the fundamental right to marriage in all 50 states. states that had already legalized. Thirty-seven states had legalized same-sex marriage prior to the Supreme Court ruling.
Anti-Gay Marriage Bill Goes to North Carolina Governor's Desk. In March, Gov. Pat McCrory voiced. The ruling, in which Justice Anthony Kennedy cast the deciding vote, means the number of states where gay marriage is legal will rise – albeit after some stalling – from 37 to Same-sex marriage in the United States was initially established on a state-by-state basis, expanding from 1 state in to 36 states inwhen, on June 26,same-sex marriage was established in all 50 states as a result of a landmark civil rights ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States.Download