*I am by no means an expert in LGBTQ rights, just expressing my opinion which I hope no one takes offence to. Apologies if I have used the wrong terminology etc.*
With that said absolutely amazing progress has been made in the LGBTQ community this week alone. On Friday 26th June the US Supreme Court ruled same sex marriage legal in every state in the USA. This is an absolutely incredible achievement and I’m so glad that the USA took action into legitimising same sex marriage. I’m going to be a bit of a Debbie Downer and say that whilst it is an incredible achievement it’s no time at all to get complacent. With this ruling will come a backlash I’m almost sure. Just like the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade legalising abortion there will be protests against this one. It’s important for all of us, even if you’re not part of the LGBTQ community, to stand up and support the members in every way you can because the struggle that a lot of people face every day is made even worse when people won’t allow you to be true to yourself.
The Supreme Court decision was a culmination of decades worth of litigation and activism. The progress made by the USA will only continue and be spread if we are active about LGBTQ rights and continue to widen our field of what we ask for. We should celebrate, we should be thankful for years of activism culminating in this incredible decision. But we should not be lazy.