On June 26, , the U. The decision in Obergefell v. Hodges legalized gay marriage nationwide, including in the 14 states that did not previously allow gays and lesbians to wed. As we approach the fourth anniversary of the ruling, here are five key facts about same-sex marriage:.
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In a recent interview with political news site Axios, presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg claimed if elected, he probably would not be the first gay president of the United States. Statistically speaking, researchers put the current lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population in the U. Given that there have been 44 presidents — and, prior to the past few decades, it is assumed most LGBTQ people did not live openly — Buttigieg could have a point. Historians have speculated that Abraham Lincoln had an intimate relationship with lifelong friend Joshua Speed, as well as the captain of his bodyguards, David V. These relationships, some contend, explain his tumultuous marriage to Mary Todd. Perhaps the most frequently mentioned name in discussions of homosexuality and the presidency is one-term President James Buchanan, elected in As a young man, Buchanan was engaged to Anne Coleman , the year-old daughter of an iron magnate, but she died before the two tied the knot.
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He was sentenced to two years in prison. After Wilde was released from prison, the two lovers were reunited once again. Their families forced them to separate, threatening to stop providing funds. Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West met at a dinner party in the early s. Upon the realization that Vita was a writer, Woolf offered to publish her book through the Hoharth Press that was started by the famous writer and her husband a few years earlier.
When you're in your first gay relationship you learn that holding hands will turn heads. At first you think it's because people are offended, but then you clock that they're sensing something is different and are just checking to see what it is. You also put on some sort of "don't fuck with me" face you invented, and feel like a million dollars.