The Fight for Full Marriage Equality Continues
Even with the SCOTUS ruling two weeks ago that made marriage equality the law of the land, states are rushing to pass exemptions to recognizing gay marriage based on religious liberties. And, a number of county clerks have outright refused to provide marriage licenses.
The Daily Beast has a good roundup of the micro-efforts going on to block same-sex marriage:
At last count, officials in seven states have opted out of marriage recognition since the landmark ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, while those in a total of 20 probably have the right to do so. Yet given the trend lines in public approval of marriage equality—now upwards of 60 percent, with a strong demographic tilt—the backlash, itself, is likely to backfire, alienating young voters and associating the Republican Party with prejudice.
See what anti-gay efforts around marriage equality in your state or county here.
As the article says, and in the theme of a favorite cheerleading movie, “bring it on”!