LGBT Issues on the Horizon

LGBT Issues on the Horizon

After 2 months of the infamous Obergefell v. Hodges hearing on same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court finally made their decision that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. This was an unbelievably large victory and momentous time for all same-sex couples as well as same-sex supporters. There were Pride parades across the United States as people took to the streets in order to celebrate the right to marry as well as social equality, something they had been fighting for years and years.

Although the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, there is still much work to be done in the way of progressing the acceptance of LGBT in society as a larger whole. This is now precisely the focus of LGBT supporters. It is no secret, says Sam Tabar, that in this country’s history that government policies and rulings don’t necessarily make an immediate impact on how individuals feel about sensitive topics such as gay marriage. The United States has seen civil rights issues such as this during the Civil Rights movement.

Four of the main areas of focus that the LGBT community and its supporters will be looking into will be employment discrimination, poverty, healthcare as well as violence. Many supporters feel as though these areas of our society are not yet given the attention they deserve in terms of their relation to the LGBT community. There is much to be done to achieve justice.

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