- June 24, 2015
Post submitted by Maureen McCarty, former HRC Deputy Director of Marketing
Only three scheduled days remain for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide on Obergefell v. Hodges, the case that could bring marriage equality to loving, committed same-sex couples nationwide.
The numbers prove America is ready. Sixty-one percent of Americans believe that LGBT couples should be able to marry. When broken down by age, that number is even higher among younger demographics. In fact, 73 percent of 20-year-olds support same-sex marriage, twice the number of 80-year-olds in support, according to Robert Jones’ Atlantic report today.
“Whether or not the Supreme Court deals the final blow to the culture war over same-sex marriage next week, public opinion trends indicate—and the public overall perceives—that the days of the decades-long debate over this issue are numbered,” wrote Jones.
There is still time to show the world that you are on the right side of history: Use HRC’s newest app, Equality Keyboard, to share messages of love and LGBT equality with your family and friends; turn your profile photos red; and show Jim and the other plaintiffs that America is by their side.
Stay tuned to HRC.org/SCOTUS for breaking news from the U.S. Supreme Court.