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United States: State Laws Threaten LGBT Equality
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Experts in Oklahoma wonder if it will be enough, given the state's high uninsured rate. Part of the new plan targets cities, but it also focuses on seven mostly Southern states where the virus is a huge problem in rural areas. He was just two weeks shy of graduating from the University of Oklahoma and headed for a career in politics. He was 21 years old and felt invincible. That's a town of about people in the state's northeast corner. He belongs to the Cherokee Nation and was raised Southern Baptist.
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LGBT equality took a massive step forward in , primarily due to the fact that same-sex couples won the right to marry in 35 states, plus the District of Columbia — nearly double the number that allowed marriage equality at this time last year. Some of those states are in surprising parts of the U. But LGBT advocates are still pushing for that long-awaited Supreme Court ruling on whether gay and lesbian couples have a constitutional right to wed. That day now looks to be closer than ever, with four federal appeals courts having ruled in favor of marriage equality, and one — the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals — having ruled against it. With same-sex couples winning the right to marry and receive spousal benefits in more states, gay and lesbian parents are also getting a boost.
Top image courtesy of the Movement Advancement Project. This month, in cities and towns all throughout the country, rainbow insignia and proudly flying rainbow flags festoon everything from civic buildings to store fronts to ride share apps. Parades, exhibits and countless other events are commemorating LGBTQ identity and the 50 th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising that set the gay civil rights movement in motion.