The U.S. Supreme Court’s historic decision recognizing same-sex couples’ fundamental right to marriage was a major leap, but not the final legal step in ending discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people, legal scholars and other observers said.
“This decision is very much focused on the right to marry,” said civil rights scholar David Cruz of the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. “Even its equal-protect analysis relies upon that right rather than emphasizing the history of discrimination against gay, lesbian and bisexual people.”
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