Bradon said on
Marriage equality as a political issue has been around since the early 1970s, when the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a case from Minnesota, where a same-sex couple was denied a license to wed. Since then there have been many cases brought against many different levels of government, most of which insisted upon equal treatment under the law. There have also been numerous referenda and ballot measures to try to establish laws banning marriage equality. Over time, however, public perception and social norms have changed to include a better understanding of homosexuality and the reasons why marriage is important to everyone.