On June 26, , the U. The decision in Obergefell v. Hodges legalized gay marriage nationwide, including in the 14 states that did not previously allow gays and lesbians to wed. As we approach the fourth anniversary of the ruling, here are five key facts about same-sex marriage:. Around four-in-ten U. But views are largely unchanged over the last few years.
In November of that same year, eleven states passed amendments to their own constitutions that defined marriage between one man and one woman. Then, two years after that occurred, eight states proposed amendments out-right banning same sex marriages. Until people were advocating for marriage equality, and seeing success be made, these states did not think it was an issue to not have a ban on homosexual unions. After this course of events, President Barack Obama, in May of prior to his re-election, publicly announced his support for gay marriage on ABC News. The movement began with the case of Baker v Nelson.
In most states it already was but the remaining 13 became legal this year. There are many concerns regarding gay marriage, and the effects of them involve many legislative, cultural, religious and family issues. Opponents of gay marriage say it is only meant.