Even though the legalization of same sex marriage has been ground breaking, there are still complications that are facing those in the LGBTQ community. The first issue this community has been faced with is violence.
According to Rolling Stone Magazine, “lesbian, gay and transgender people, especially those of color, experience violence at disproportionately high rates compared to straight cisgender people.
According to the FBI, bias against sexual orientation and gender identity accounted for more than 21 percent of hate crimes reported in 2013, with sexuality the second most common single-bias category following race.” This demonstrates that even though there is a law permitting same-sex marriage, people still aren’t respectful of others and their rights as a human being.
Additionally, we can see that the implementation of a law does not produce results, so if we are going to truly make a difference within our society regarding LGBTQ rights we are going to have to do a lot more than create some laws.