Defense Secretary Jim Mattis writes that they "will use this additional time to evaluate more carefully the impact of such accessions on readiness and lethality. Eric E. Indeed, gays were often harassed by the police wherever they congregated. In August she opened up more about her sexuality in an interview with Harper's Bazaar U. Same-sex couples in New Jersey begin to marry. The Human Rights Campaign estimates that there are at least 41 openly lesbian, gay and bisexual Olympians -- up from 23 that participated in London February 13Washington becomes the seventh state to legalize gay marriage.
In a video announcement on the Justice Department website, Attorney General Eric Holder says, "I am confirming today that, for purposes of federal law, these marriages will be recognized as lawful and considered eligible for all relevant federal benefits on the same terms as other same-sex marriages.
In fear of being shut down by authorities, bartenders would deny drinks to patrons suspected of being gay or kick them out altogether; others would serve them drinks but force them to sit facing away from other customers to prevent them from socializing. Alternative Titles: Supreme Court ruled that all state bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, making gay marriage legal throughout America. Moreover, it is a tendency for one to be less tolerant of homosexuality if their social network is strongly tied to a religious congregation.
Educational attainment among whites has a significant positive effect on support for same-sex marriage, whereas the direct effect of education among African Americans is less significant.