On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the freedom to get married. Yet, many basic rights are still denied to the same LGBT Americans today. In 31 states, they can be legally fired from their jobs, kicked out of their homes, or denied services like medical treatment because of who they are or who they love. The goal of the Beyond I Do campaign is to raise awareness of the discrimination millions of LGBT Americans face every day and to promote equality for all Americans.
As of April 17, 2018, 28 states have been identified as providing no explicit legal protections in employment, housing, and public accommodations on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. A further 3 states provide some but not complete protections in these areas.