Gay marriage rights should be equal to those attained by opposite sex couples. Domestic partnerships, same sex marriages and civil unions should all be considered equal to marriage. There are no fundamental reasons for forbidding gay marriage rights. the gay rights movement in the united states began in the 1920s and saw huge progress in the 2000s, with laws prohibiting homosexual activity. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (lgbt) people in the united states may face legal and social challenges not experienced by non-lgbt residents. Many lgbt rights in the united states have been legalized by the united states supreme court, but they continue to vary by jurisdiction, and discrimination in jobs and housing is still legal in most states. The equality act, which is currently proposed in the united states congress, would outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity nationwide. gay rights movement, also called homosexual rights movement or gay liberation movement, civil rights movement that advocates equal rights for gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transsexuals seeks to eliminate sodomy laws barring homosexual acts between consenting adults and calls for an end to discrimination against gay men and lesbians in employment, credit lending,. The gay rights movement is a social effort to bolster the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered couples. The groups that comprise the gay rights movement share the uniform goals of social acceptance regarding marriage rights for gender and sexual minorities. new map shows same-sex marriage, civil unions and registered partnerships worldwide. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (lgbt) rights in israel are the most developed in the middle east, and among the most tolerant in asia. Although same-sex sexual activity was legalized in 1988, the former law against sodomy had not been enforced since a court decision in 1963. Israel became the first country in asia to recognize unregistered cohabitation between same-sex couples, making it the first country in asia to recognize same-sex unions in any capacity. 11, 2010, cnn released the results of the first national poll to show a majority support for gay marriage, with 52 agreeing that gays and lesbians should have a constitutional right to get married and have their marriage recognized by law as valid. A gallup report released on may 8, 2012 found that national support for same-sex marriage peaked in 2011 at 53, dropping to 50 in. two striking features characterize the state of public opinion about gay rights in general and gay marriage in particular. 1 the first is the increasing level of support in some nations. As page and shapiro (1992) observe, large shifts over time in public policy preferences tend to be rare. In the case of gay marriage, however, polling reveals a number of rapid transformations. Legalizing gay marriage will not harm the institution of marriage, and same-sex marriages may even be more stable than heterosexual marriages. 13, 2009 in social science quarterly found that laws permitting same-sex marriage or civil unions have no adverse effect on marriage, divorce, and abortion rates, or the percent of children born out of wedlock.