We have come so far, but we still have a long long way to go! 41 states still ban equal marriage and you can still get legally fired or discriminated against from you job, housing and also get denied goods and services or accommodation in 24 states still! Also sodomy laws might have been declared unconstitutional 9 years ago under Lawrence v Texas – but 19 states still have sodomy laws on the books still to this day (even MY, MD, MA still have them on their books have a look for yourself) and have been enforced selectively to harass gays and to deny adoption rights for gay couples. I think Legislatures are afraid to repeal old sodomy laws because they themselves might get harassed for being gay too! I still find it very SURPRISING that so-called “blue states” or Democrat states of Massachusetts, Maryland and Minnesota still have sodomy laws on their books long after being declared unconstitutional By their state Supreme Courts for violating the right to privacy!
Although things may be getting better for the LG community. I can’t same the same thing for our “B and & T “sisters and brothers. In their case,they have along way to go because of their minority within a minority status making them in essence,third class citizens.
PinkNews UK, I love you dearly, but you MUST stop using ‘gay’ and ‘LGBT’ interchangeably. The situation is not identical for lesbians and gay men, let along bisexual folks, and Transgender is about Sex and Gender, not sexuality. Biphobia and Transphobia are very real, and quite different to homophobia.