Lawrence v. Texas Supreme court Sodomy laws in the US are unconstitutional Massachusetts The ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional concerning the state constitution.
May 17- Massachusetts Same sex marriage is legalized
October- Connecticut Civil unions are legalized
December-New Jersey Civil Unions become legal
November House of Representatives approves bill ensuring equal rights in the workplace Include gays, lesbians, and bisexuals
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
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
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
June 17 President Obama signs a referendum for same sex couples of federal employees to receive benefits Full health care is not included
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
June 24- New York Same sex marriage is legalized
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