The gay rights movement in the United States has seen huge progress in the last century, and especially the last two decades. Laws prohibiting homosexual activity have been struck down; lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals are now allowed to serve openly in the military transgender individuals were allowed to serve openly from until March , when a new ban was put in place. And same-sex couples can now legally get married and adopt children in all 50 states. But it has been a long and bumpy road for gay rights proponents, who are still advocating for employment, housing and transgender rights.
The Misdirected Zeal of Same-Sex Marriage Converts
The right to marry and the Constitution
A protester, angry with the US Supreme Court's decision last week that the US Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to wed, carries a sign in front of the court building in Washington on June 29, Reuters Eight of the largest religious institutions in the United States oppose same-sex marriage, which was recently legalised by the Supreme Court nationwide. In a statement last Friday, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the fourth largest Christian denomination in the US, acknowledged the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage but maintained it does not approve of such unions. For Muslims, meanwhile, marriage is strictly "a contract between a man and a woman in which the man provides the woman with financial support in return for exclusive sexual access. There were past attempts within the United Methodist Church to change their Book of Discipline to allow same-sex marriage, but its faithful rejected the move in a General Conference in Home World A protester, angry with the US Supreme Court's decision last week that the US Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to wed, carries a sign in front of the court building in Washington on June 29, It also stressed that families with a mother and a father are the "anchor of society.
Jump to navigation Skip navigation. The struggle of LGBT lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people for equal rights has moved to center stage. LGBT people are battling for their civil rights in Congress, in courtrooms and in the streets. Well-known figures are discussing their sexual orientation in public.