The National Organization for Marriage NOM is an American non-profit political organization established to work against the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States. Brown has served as the group's president since NOM's founding board of directors consisted of: . In April , Holland was replaced on the board by Orson Scott Card science fiction novelist and faculty member, Southern Virginia University ,  who then resigned in July after calling the battle against legalization of same-sex marriage in the US "moot" following a Supreme Court decision.
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Chick-fil-A has been the subject of political controversy due to its WinShape Foundation, a charitable endeavor founded by S. Truett Cathy and his wife, Jeanette, which critics contend has evidenced a bias in the Chick-fil-A company by donating millions of dollars to groups with anti-gay agendas:. Chick-fil-A is an American success story. Well, Chick-fil-A is run by devout Christians who believe in strong marriages, devoted families, and the highest standards of character for their workers.
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Both male and female same-sex sexual activity are legal in Bulgaria , but same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections available to opposite-sex couples. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation has been banned since , with discrimination based on "gender change" being outlawed since In July , a Bulgarian court recognized a same-sex marriage performed in France in a landmark ruling. Bulgaria , like most countries in Central and Eastern Europe , holds socially conservative attitudes when it comes to such matters as homosexuality. Homosexuality was legalized in in all parts of Ottoman Empire.
The growing need for LGBT rights has become much more apparent, what with increased awareness and the exposition of vicious hate crimes against this particular demographic. More and more people, even those who are not part of the LGBT community, recognize that these crimes violate basic human rights and have begun to take a stand against it. As such, the topic of same-sex marriage is highly controversial these days. The movement in defense of gay rights in the United States began in during the Stonewall Riots.