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. During his U. Police raids caused the group to disband in —but 90 years later, the U.
NSW GLRL – New South Wales Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby
Some -- like Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who as a college student in admitted to how he once "hated gays" -- did their evolving earlier than others. And some -- like Chuck Hagel, who will have to answer questions about his lates comments about gays in the military -- had a lot more evolving to do. Acceptance of lesbians and gays has changed a lot in the past quarter of a century and the pace has quickened in recent years. They can serve openly in the military and get married in 9 states and the District of Columbia, and a majority of Americans now supports the right of same-sex couples to marry. A column Cory Booker wrote at the Stanford Daily while he was a student has brought headlines this week because of how it says he originally "hated gays. Booker wrote of how it struck him as similar to his black grandparents' fight for tolerance.
Just this past week, several senators announced their own evolution on the matter, going from being opposed to same-sex marriage to supportive. The tide is moving so fast, that in the process of attempting to write a post on the remaining holdouts among Senate Democrats , one of those holdouts, Sen. Jon Tester D-Mont. And so, as of p.
W e have a US president who supports gay marriage, and now a pope who, if not exactly signing up to equality for all, is at least starting to talk in language less inflammatory than his predecessor. Then he went on to criticise the gay "lobby" and said he wasn't going to break with the catechism that said "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered". Still, for a brief moment it looked like a minor breakthrough.