While many of us recall the human rights victory of June 26, , when the U. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states, it's also important to remember the long road to marriage equality in the United States—and worldwide. As we looked back at iconic moments in history, to stunning celebrity real weddings and beyond, the editors at BAZAAR Bride also contended with how little imagery of same-sex weddings existed prior to the mid-'90s. With that in mind, we're taking a look back and forward on the history of same-sex weddings—in photos—and toasting all the victories before and after that joyous day in , in honor of Pride Month, the anniversary of the legalization of same-sex marriage, and in celebration of love and equality. A year after the Stonewall riots, which ushered in a wave of gay rights activism, Jack Baker and Michael McConnell pictured here were the first same-sex couple to apply for a marriage license in the United States.
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The gay rights movement in the United States has seen huge progress in the last century, and especially the last two decades. Laws prohibiting homosexual activity have been struck down; lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals are now allowed to serve openly in the military transgender individuals were allowed to serve openly from until March , when a new ban was put in place. And same-sex couples can now legally get married and adopt children in all 50 states. But it has been a long and bumpy road for gay rights proponents, who are still advocating for employment, housing and transgender rights. During his U. Police raids caused the group to disband in —but 90 years later, the U. Homosexual prisoners at the concentration camp at Sachsenhausen, Germany, wearing pink triangles on their uniforms on December 19,
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Thank you for this summary. There's far too much history-rewriting for gay men who could be role-models etc and its good to read some historical facts presented plainly. It will be a good day when people can lead their lives as they see fit vs. It is really sad that someone's sex life is no longer private, and everyone has to learn private things.
The history of same-sex marriage in the United States dates from the early s, when the first lawsuits seeking legal recognition of same-sex relationships brought the question of civil marriage rights and benefits for same-sex couples to public attention though they proved unsuccessful. Miike that suggested the possibility that the state's prohibition might be unconstitutional. That decision was met by actions at both the federal and state level to restrict marriage to male-female couples, notably the enactment at the federal level of the Defense of Marriage Act.