After much anticipation and wait time, its here. The supreme Court has legalized same sex Marriages in all 50 States
Celebrations outside the Supreme Court today
The Supreme Court ruled today Will Discrimination against Gays & Lesbians finally get put to rest. I don't think so!
There's still no federal law protecting LGBT employees from discrimination. Twenty-one states and Washington, D.C., have passed employee non-discrimination laws, but it's still legal in many places -- even the U.S. Congress -- for employers to fire workers based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Critics also have said religious freedom laws, which allow individuals or corporations to cite "religious beliefs" in a legal defense if they refuse to serve LGBT customers, are discriminatory. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) signed a religious freedom bill into law this year, but asked that the law be revised after backlash from LGBT supporters.
"We can pass all of the laws we want and talk about public policy until we run out of air, but until our society stops thinking of queer people as deviant or corrupt or sinful or in any way less than non-queer people, nothing is going to change," said Noah Michelson, editorial director of The Huffington Post Voices and founding editor of Huffpost Gay Voices
Here's what our Governor had to say this Morning
BOISE -- Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter responded Friday morning to the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states, calling the decision "truly disappointing."
"Today's decision is truly disappointing for states, including Idaho, where the people chose to define marriage for themselves as between one man and one woman," he said in a statement. "I have maintained from the very beginning that it should be the prerogative of the states -- not the courts -- to determine whether same-sex marriage is consistent with the values, character, and moral fabric of that particular state. That is why it was especially troubling that the Court treated the 10th Amendment as a footnote, instead of the guiding principle our founding fathers intended.