2014: Same-sex marriage

Prior to the 2014 ruling, samesex marriage was not recognized by the majority of states in the
US. Many states had laws banning samesex marriage, and there was a lack of legal protection
for samesex couples. This led to discrimination and marginalization of the LGBTQ+
community in the US.

However, grassroots movements and activism also pushed for equal rights for samesex
couples. These efforts led to a growing number of states legalizing samesex marriage through
court rulings or legislation. The 2014 Supreme Court ruling was the culmination of these efforts
and marked a significant victory for LGBTQ+ rights in the US.

The ruling also had a ripple effect, as it paved the way for further legal protections and
rights for the LGBTQ+ community. It also highlighted the importance of marriage equality and
the need for all individuals to have the same rights, regardless of their sexual orientation. The
2014 ruling will forever be remembered as a turning point in US human rights history.