Supporters of same-sex marriage celebrate outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC., June 26, 2015, after the high court ruled same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. On the fifth anniversary of the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage across the country, LGBTQ activists are marking the victory online.
On June 26, 2015 celebrations took place on the steps of the Supreme Court with lots of hugging and cheering . This year celebrations are more subdued and virtual because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“We will be part of a larger celebration supporting Stonewall … Called Stonewall Day ,” says Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD. That online event marks the start of protests in 1969 that launched the modern gay rights movement.
Former President Barack Obama and Taylor Swift were among those who recorded congratulatory messages marking the occasion .
The celebration comes after another big Supreme Court decision last week. Justices ruled that it’s illegal to fire someone because they’re gay, lesbian or transgender.
Around the country people are celebrating the 2015 marriage decision in their own ways. In Durham, N.C., Barb Goldstein and Ann Willoughby looked through a scrapbook documenting their activism – […]
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