Celebrate SCOTUS’s historic decision with a .LGBT domain!
June 29, 2015 2:29 pm
It’s been an historic week for LGBT rights in the United States. The 5-4 ruling in the United States Supreme Court in Obergefell v Hodges last Friday means that same-sex marriages are now legal across the whole of the United States. Before the ruling, same-sex marriage was legal in 37 states; now, that number will rise to 50 states.
Speaking on the ruling, President Barack Obama called it ‘a victory for America’.
While the ruling is a historic one, the cause of LGBT rights still has a way to go before LGBT individuals can enjoy full equality in the United States. There are only 22 states in America where discrimination is banned by statute. In the other states, an LGBT individual could, legally, be fired for their sexual orientation.
Nonetheless, Pride parties and parades all over the world last weekend celebrated the historic decision as an important step forward for LGBT rights.
Also among those celebrating last week were a variety of news and information websites registered on the .LGBT domain.
The .LGBT domain is the first and only top-level domain (TLD) dedicated to the LGBT community. In order to ensure that the .LGBT space is not misused, names that are abusive, threatening, defamatory or hateful with respect to the LGBT community are explicitly prohibited (e.g., ihate.lgbt, anti.lgbt, etc.) under the terms of the .LGBT domain Acceptable Use Policy.
PinkNews.LGBT said: ‘Congratulations! Supreme Court brings marriage equality across the US.’ Boom.LGBT kept it short but very sweet, headlining their piece on the decision with one word: ‘Victory!’
On Twitter, the LGBT Expo, hosted at expo.LGBT, described it as ‘the day we’ve all waited too long for’.
If you want to join with these sites in celebrating LGBT rights, you can register for a .LGBT domain today – just fill in the box below!
Main image: Guillaume Paumier