Same-sex marriage has become legal in a growing number of countries in recent years. The United Kingdom’s Parliament in London recently legalized same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, which had been the last UK constituent country to bar gay and lesbian couples from marrying. Same-sex marriages also became legal this year in Ecuador, Taiwan and Austria.
On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that granted same-sex couples a constitutional right to marry. The 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges legalized gay marriage nationwide, including in the 14 states that did not previously allow gays and lesbians to wed. The decision rested in part on the court’s interpretation of the 14th Amendment; the justices ruled that limiting marriage to heterosexual couples violates the amendment’s guarantee of equal protection under the law. As we approach the fourth anniversary of the ruling, here are five key facts about same-sex marriage:
How many LGBTQ married couples you know? Are the all the same? I’m sure they are not. Anyway it’s all about love and some math. If you are planning your wedding or if you are just a fan of statistics, we have some interesting facts about LGBTQ weddings for you. Get ready! 1. The pressure […]