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Gay Rights

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  • 1. Gay Rights
  • 2.  Lawrence v. Texas  Supreme court  Sodomy laws in the US are unconstitutional Massachusetts  The ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional concerning the state constitution.
  • 3.  May 17- Massachusetts  Same sex marriage is legalized
  • 4.  October- Connecticut  Civil unions are legalized
  • 5.  December-New Jersey  Civil Unions become legal
  • 6.  November  House of Representatives approves bill ensuring equal rights in the workplace  Include gays, lesbians, and bisexuals
  • 7.  February- New York  Valid same sex marriages performed in other states are valid in New York  They get the same rights February- Oregon  Same sex couples can register as domestic partners  Gains some spousal rights May 15- California  Supreme court rules that same sex couples have a constitutional right to marry
  • 8.  November 4- California, Arizona, Florida  Approve the passage of measures to ban same sex marriage November 4- Arkansas  Pass a measure to ban gay couples from adopting children October 10- Connecticut  Same sex marriage is legalized
  • 9.  April 3- Iowa  Supreme court rejects law banning same sex marriages April 7- Vermont  Same sex marriage legalized May 6- Maine  Same sex marriage legalized  Overturned in November and banned it June 3- New Hampshire  Same sex marriage is legalized  Religious organizations do not have to participate in ceremony
  • 10.  June 17  President Obama signs a referendum for same sex couples of federal employees to receive benefits  Full health care is not included
  • 11.  March 3  Congress legalizes same sex marriage in the District of Columbia August 4  US District Judge Walker ruled that Proposition 8 from 2008 violated the 14th amendment December 18  Senate votes in favor of repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell military policy
  • 12.  June 24- New York  Same sex marriage is legalized

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