HRC Foundation released a report chronicling the historic progress and road ahead for the LGBTQ community as the nation marks five years since Obergefell v. Hodges, the landmark 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing marriage equality nationwide.
“We celebrate the five-year anniversary of marriage equality on the heels of another significant victory in the United States Supreme Court. Looking back on the five years since Obergefell v. Hodges, the LGBTQ community has made some truly remarkable progress,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “Same-sex couples can legally marry across our country, public support for equality continues to grow to unprecedented levels and LGBTQ workers are now undeniably protected from discrimination under federal law. But we also must acknowledge that LGBTQ people continue to face discriminatory attacks from anti-equality politicians, that there are no nationwide nondiscrimination protections in the public square and that we are living through an epidemic of violence that particularly targets Black transgender women.”
David continued, “This is not a time to slow down — this is a time to harness our momentum, finish the work at hand and ensure that our progress is truly felt by all, no matter who you are or where you live.”
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