After months of waiting, SCOTUS announced that the Constitution does not permit states to prohibit same-sex marriage, and they must recognize that marriages performed in other states are valid nationwide.
This is a milestone in the history of the United States, however it does not mean the fight is over.
For instance, Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), have been scribing bills lately that try and maneuver around laws that prohibit discrimination in certain states. They also create initiatives which limit LGBT rights in anti-equality states.
In Michigan, the discrimination adoption bill signed by Governor Rick Snyder looks to marginalize the LGBTQ community from adopting children. It seems that these proposals are in direct response to the anticipation to a positive LGBT SCOTUS ruling.
RFRA also endorses a bill that would limit, even refuse medical services to the LGBT community based on a care providers religious beliefs.
Also there would still be laws in place which do not protect LGBT people in the work place. Some states are still within their legal rights to terminate a worker based on sexual orientation.
This historic decision, although a great step forward to the LGBT community, there are still issues within the community that still need attention.
i>Timothy Rawles is Community of SDGLN. He can be reached at email@example.com, @reporter66 on Twitter, or by calling toll-free to 888-442-9639, ext. 713.