The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriages in the United States. In this landmark decision, the majority of justices ruled that states must license same-sex marriages and also recognize marriages performed legally in other states.
The decision upholds the fourteenth amendment that requires a state to authorize a union joining two people of the same sex in marriage, acknowledging a marriage between two people of identical sex when their marriage was legally licensed and performed out of state. Gays asked for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The constitution granted them that right. Before this groundbreaking decision was made, 36 states and the District of Columbia allowed gay couples to marry.
It is legal nationwide in America but the people who accept same-sex relationships and marriages still depend on the people. There are still some who feel that homosexuals will be condemned in hell because what they are doing is sinful and not accepted according to the Bible and their very own churches. Some say that only God will be the judge of what people choose to do.
Homosexuality has been around in America for a long time but it was not often discussed until recently when people can now truly show who they love. There are some young members of the LGBTQ that are still being bullied by their peers but this has gone down since marriage has been legalized.