Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United States have significantly progressed over time, with the majority of the progress on LGBT.
LGBT rights in: Same-sex sexual activity, Recognition of same-sex unions, Same- sex marriage, Adoption by same-sex.
Same-sex marriage or limited alternative is legally recognized in only a few states. The majority of the states have legally defined marriage to be between a man and a woman or amended the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Anti-discrimination employment laws vary widely.