In the landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges, the U. Supreme Court ruled that all state bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, making gay marriage legal throughout America. The ruling was a culmination of decades of struggles, setbacks and victories along the road to full marriage equality in the United States. In , just one year after the historic Stonewall Riots that galvanized the gay rights movement, law student Richard Baker and librarian James McConnell applied for a marriage license in Minnesota. Clerk Gerald Nelson rejected their application because they were a same-sex couple, and a trial court upheld his decision.
LGBT Equality: Gay Rights in Norway
The Gay Marriage World Map
LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. It is used to refer to anyone who is non-heterosexual and non-cisgender instead of exclusively applying to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, such as those who identify as queer or intersex individuals. Differences in the variants do not necessarily represent differences in politics within the community but are rather just preferences among individuals and groups. LGBT people around the world face inequality, discrimination, and violence. The U. Although the U. The Equality Act would amend existing civil rights laws to explicitly state sexual orientation and gender identity as protected characteristics.
Love & Marriage: Scandinavian style
History Homosexual activity in Norway? Current status since Mar 1, Yes No.
Norway , like the other Scandinavian countries, is very progressive in regards to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT rights. In , Norway became one of the first countries in the world to enact an anti-discrimination law explicitly including sexual orientation. Same-sex marriage , adoption, and assisted insemination treatments for lesbian couples have been legal since