In the 50s and 60s, Atlanta became a major center of organization for the Civil Rights movement. It was the home of Martin Luther King Jr. While the civil rights movement in Georgia had a tremendous effect across the world, there is a current subset of Georgians that are having a rough go of it in terms of social and legal challenges: the LGBT community. Homosexuality was illegal in Georgia in until it was struck down in a court case. In , voters in the state banned same-sex marriages and civil unions. However, this was struck down in the landmark supreme court case in where it was decided that same-sex couples had the fundamental right to marry.