In the landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges, the U. Supreme Court ruled that all state bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, making gay marriage legal throughout America. The ruling was a culmination of decades of struggles, setbacks and victories along the road to full marriage equality in the United States.
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On June 26, , the U. The decision in Obergefell v. Hodges legalized gay marriage nationwide, including in the 14 states that did not previously allow gays and lesbians to wed. As we approach the fourth anniversary of the ruling, here are five key facts about same-sex marriage:. Around four-in-ten U. But views are largely unchanged over the last few years. While support for same-sex marriage has grown steadily across generational cohorts in the last 15 years, there are still sizable age gaps.
A lot has changed in the past 11 years. There has also been a major cultural awakening around transgender rights and gender identity. At the same time, though, conservatives are mounting a war on trans people in both military and civilian life, LGBTQ people lack anti-discrimination protections in the majority of states in America, and the fight to explicitly ban discrimination against people over their sexuality or gender identity at the federal level has yet to be won. While every candidate in the race rushes to show their rainbow stripes, not all evolved at the same pace. Some candidates, for instance, came around to marriage equality relatively early like Bernie Sanders , or seem to have always supported it like Kamala Harris.
In our ongoing cultural conversation about homosexuality and same-sex marriage, we will continue to have friends and family members who will be asking us questions like these. Unfortunately, many Christians today lack the ability to clearly articulate their views on marriage. We often find it difficult to respond to questions or arguments made by those who disagree with us. If we want to defend the centuries-old understanding of marriage, we should start by looking carefully at what God has to say about it.