Essay on The Rights Of Same Sex Marriage

1663 Words Feb 16th, 2016 null Page
While the LGBT+, especially the trans, community still has a long way to go in terms of equality, there have been major strides in the right direction. In 2004, Massachusetts becomes the first law to legalize same-sex marriage and give straight and gay couples the same marriage rights under the law. In 2010, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is repealed and in 2011, President Obama states that his administration will no longer defend DOMA. This comes into fruition in June of 2015 when the Supreme Court found the ban of same-sex marriage unconstitutional. There have been LGBTQ+ Pride parades and major support systems in the youth for those who come from unsupportive families. The United States has truly come a long way, and certainly is heading in the right direction when talking about non-cis-het genders and sexualities.
While there are extensive lists in sexualities, most people define their sexuality as heterosexual, gay/lesbian, or bisexual. In surveys done, most people in the LGBT+ community aged 18-44 identify as bisexual. The average age of these bisexualies in this study was about 34, while those who identified as gay/lesbian had an average age of 46. About 60% of these test studies were white, and had some sort of college education. Most of these surveyors lived in the South, while the least lived in the East. This is an interesting finding, as most members of the LGBT+ community are thought to live in Provincetown, Massachusetts or San Francisco, California. While these areas…

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