One of the worlds most powerful countries has voted in favour of same-sex couples getting married. On the 26th June 2015, America became the twenty-third country to legalise marriage for all.
The twenty-two others are; Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Greenland, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and Uruguay.
Social media has been covered in rainbows to celebrate this momentous time. It is good to see heterosexuals joining in with the fun and showing support for total equality.
In the wake of this achievement, what do young homosexuals think about the law change?
Keiran Leivers, 19, said that marriage was not for him but he was pleased. “My interest in the matter stems from the notion that this is clearly a step in the right direction towards true equality for everyone.”
Marie Fawcett, 23, said it was a step in the right direction; “Hopefully one day every nation will allow marriage to be equal for everyone and not just for straight couples. Now America have made it legal though it may become more accepted.”
Emily Crawshaw-Clarke, 21, said; “I cried when I heard the news, and was completely overwhelmed.”
She said that it was a huge break through for the LGBT+ community, however, she said she he heard a lot of people had been saying there’s nothing left for the community to campaign for.
“To be honest I’m concerned that society think the right to marry is the LGBT+ communities penultimate goal, because it’s too easily forgotten that in 29 states you can still be fired for being gay and you can be refused services.”
Perhaps when the world accepts the right to marriage completely, then the LGBT+ community and the supporters can change the doubters and haters minds to one of fairness and happiness for all.