The Gay Rights Letdown Is Here


TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - JUNE 8:  A lesbian couple hold hands during the annual Gay Pride rally, on June 8, 2007 Tel Aviv, Israel's most cosmopolitan city. Thousands of alternative lifestyle Israelis took advantage of the mild summer weather to celebrate sexual freedom amidst calls from Jewish, Muslim and Christian religious leaders to ban a similar rally in Jerusalem later this month. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

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Samantha Allen | The Daily Beast | January 20, 2016

The honeymoon is over.

Same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide last year in a landmark Supreme Court ruling but, as we enter 2016, new data from GLAAD shows that many Americans believe Obergefell v. Hodges was the finish line for LGBT equality.

Half of all non-LGBT Americans believe that gay people currently have the same rights as everyone else, according to a Harris Poll survey of over 2,000 adults commissioned by GLAAD for its second annual Accelerating Acceptance report.

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One thought on “The Gay Rights Letdown Is Here

  1. LGBT equal rights victories haven’t been been started. The SCOTUS ruling was just the first/legal step! The conservative States still balk and it will cost these States billions of dollars in Court costs/legal fees/corporate profits before serious advances in “equality” take place. Stubborness and recalcitrance are deep stains on society to remove!

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