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  Gay rights - Wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gay rights activists dismiss as irrelevant, misguided or malicious views that portray homosexuality as a sin or a perversion.
However, the Stonewall riots of 1969 are considered to be the starting point for the modern gay rights movement, when all of these relatively underground changes reached a breaking point, and gay people began to organize on a large scale and demand legal and social recognition and equality.
Gay people are now permitted to adopt in some locations, although there are fewer locations where they may adopt children jointly with their partners.
wikipedia.findthelinks.com /ga/Gay_liberation.html   (890 words)

 IMC India - A Gay Man Decries "Gay Rights"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gays must reject the nonsensical idea that they’re oppressed by “heterosexism,” a vile ideology that subordinates and denigrates homosexuals by insisting on the centrality of heterosexuality in human culture.
Gay rights legislation violates the principles of authentic liberalism, and homosexuals should speak out against it—to distance themselves from the excesses of a militantly destructive movement, to help avert societal damage, and to right some grave wrongs.
Those wrongs are the political assault being waged on the heterosexual family by the theoreticians of the gay rights revolution; the endless ridicule of religion that suffuses the gay press; and the limitless contempt for all tradition and “bourgeois values” that permeates the homosexual subculture.
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 gay-rights movement on Encyclopedia.com
A number of groups formed to work for the repeal of laws prohibiting consensual homosexual conduct; for legislation barring discrimination against gays in housing and employment; and for greater acceptance of homosexuals among the rest of the population.
The much discussed policy, known as “don't ask, don't tell,” was presented as a way to allow gays in the military to serve without fear of discharge or other penalty as long as they did not reveal their sexual orientation.
Attention returns to gay rights petition ; State House: With a gay marriage amendment rejected, both sides refocus on the effort to put a gay rights law to voters.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/g1/gayright.asp   (1072 words)

 Gay Rights: Overview
Yet today, millions of gay and lesbian Americans are not only open about their sexuality, they are campaigning for new laws which they say would grant them the same rights accorded to heterosexuals, including the right to marry.
Gay activist groups like ActUp and Human Rights Campaign lobbied for public attention and government action, arguing that “silence is death.” They said the shame of homosexuality prevented some gay men from either being tested for AIDS or seeking medical treatment for the disease.
In a landmark 2003 decision striking down anti-sodomy laws, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that gays and lesbians have a right to sexual privacy and are "entitled to respect for their private lives." That may undercut the basis for many laws that limit the rights of gays in adoption, child custody and workplace discrimination.
www.publicagenda.org /issues/overview.cfm?issue_type=gay_rights   (2042 words)

 Civil Rights - The History of Gay Rights
We refer to basic human rights like the freedom of speech and association, liberty, and equal treatment in court as civil rights, because they are fundamental rights that each and every citizen should not be denied on the basis of their sex, race, or religious belief.
Hence, gayness is a condition over which they do not have, just as no one has control over his or her ethnic race, origin, outer appearance, or the class they he or she is born in.
Gay men were primarily infected with HIV due to the fact that their sexual activity, which includes the semen transmission between two man, makes them extremely vulnerable.
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 Stonewall riots -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Police raids on (additional info and facts about gay bar) gay bars and (A spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink) nightclubs were a regular part of gay life in cities across the United States.
The gay community identified with Garland on many levels and for many her loss was tragic.
By the end of July the (additional info and facts about Gay Liberation Front) Gay Liberation Front (GLF) was formed in New York and by the end of the year the GLF could be seen in cities and universities around the country.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/st/stonewall_riots.htm   (1620 words)

 [Marxism] Re: John O'brien's comments ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The change took place after recognizing the reality that dozens, indeed hundreds of gays joined the YSA because of it's work in the anti- war movement and that after Stonewall, gay liberation was considered part of the general movement for social change going on then.
Anyway, the retrencment was the infamous 'Gay Memorandum' that laid out an actual theoretical (and retreating one)position of the SWP on gay rights.
This period saw some very large gay rights demonstrations and the YSA and SWP built them...but as the turn came, the faction was dissolved.
lists.econ.utah.edu /pipermail/marxism/2004-April/006716.html   (697 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Same Sex Rights
Also, a ruling against gay marriages is expected to be heard in B.C. by the province's Court of Appeal in early 2003, and a judge in Montreal is to rule on a similar case.
A gay and lesbian group goes to trial against the federal government in an attempt to force Ottawa to extend survivor benefits to excluded gays and lesbians.
The Quebec Court of Appeal rules that homosexuals have the right to marry, and that the traditional definition of marriage is discriminatory and unjustified.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/samesexrights/timeline_canada.html   (4287 words)

 Gay rights - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
With the rise of the gay community, gay bars became more and more common, and the sense of gay identity strengthened during the 1950s and 1960s.
The first gay rights march in the United States took place on October 14, 1979 in Washington, DC, involving perhaps as many 100,000 people.
Indeed, one of the most influential gay rights groups in the U.S. is called the Human Rights Campaign.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/Gay_rights   (1125 words)

 Commentary Magazine - Gay Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gay Rights TO THE EDITOR OF COMMENTARY: E.L. Pattullo's "Straight Talk About Gays" [December 1992] is anything but straight.
...The "few pockets of resis- tance" to the campaign for gay rights, he writes, stem "almost entirely from religious consider- ations," and, he continues, "Prot- estant evangelicals were behind the extremist move to proclaim ho- mosexuality 'abnormal, wrong, un- natural, and perverse"' in an Or- egon initiative which, he adds, "was rightly defeated...
...As a gay man with 35 nieces and nephews, my concern is that we build a society that values all of their lives, whether they are heterosexual, homosexual, or waverers, as Mr...
www.commentarymagazine.com /Summaries/V95I3P4-1.htm   (12624 words)

 CNN - 1969 Stonewall gay rights uprising remembered - June 22, 1999
Commemorating the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall uprising, in which gays fought police harassment at New York City's Stonewall Inn, the National Park Service has added the inn and a nearby park to the National Register of Historic Places.
Since 1969, gays and lesbians have made serious in-roads in the economic sector.
There are gay financial networks, corporate outreach for gays, major gay magazines with national circulation, and gay police officers.
www.cnn.com /US/9906/22/stonewall   (463 words)

 Gay rights: Is marriage really the final frontier?
Knowing this, the dogmatic opponents of equal rights seek a federal constitutional amendment, to lock in the views of the modest majority presently opposed to same-sex marriage rights, so that when majority sentiment has swung the other way it will be exceedingly difficult to again change the Constitution to permit equality.
The movement for equal marriage rights should continue in every possible local and political forum, through same-sex couples demanding the issuance of marriage licenses from towns and cities across the state, or marrying out of state and demanding recognition of their marriages here.
Equal marriage rights are truly the last great frontier of the civil rights movement that began in the Village 35 years ago.
www.thevillager.com /villager_50/gayrights.html   (1267 words)

 Gay Rights Movement: Series II: Activists Alliance
The Gay Activists Alliance (GAA) was founded in New York City in December of 1969 in the aftermath of the Stonewall riots.
Its founders were dissident members of the Gay Liberation Front who sought to form a militant, non-violent organization dedicated exclusively to the attainment of civil and social rights for gays.
The passage of a bill for gay rights in the City Council and in the state legislature was one of the major concerns of GAA.
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 1969 in gay rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
California Assemblyman Willie Brown starts an annual tradition of introducing legislation to repeal the state's sodomy law.
June 27 - New York, New York - The Stonewall riots mark the start of the modern gay rights movement.
June 22 - Judy Garland, 47, entertainer and pop icon among gay men.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1969_in_gay_rights   (137 words)

 Pocono Record Online: Philly gay rights group plans to celebrate month of march   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The director of Equality Forum, a Philadelphia-based gay civil rights group, claims it was the plucky band of Philadelphia protesters who ushered in the revolution.
The 1969 Stonewall riots — a three-day clash between police and gays — launched the gay rights movement, said DeCecco, 80, a retired San Francisco State University professor and editor of the Journal of Homosexuality.
Gay rights advocates everywhere were united in their outrage at official policies that labeled gays as mentally ill and a national security risk, he said.
www.poconorecord.com /lifestyl/kxa27665.htm   (690 words)

 Stonewall 25: Cases 1-2
Raids were not unusual in 1969; in fact, they were conducted regularly without much resistance.
The Stonewall Riots marked the beginning of the gay liberation movement that has transformed the oppression of gays and lesbians into calls for pride and action.
I suppose my gay life pretty much revolved around going to the bars, even though there was always the threat of bar raids--everyone heard about them.
www.columbia.edu /cu/lweb/eresources/exhibitions/sw25/case1.html   (430 words)

 1970 in gay rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
See also: 1969 in gay rights, other events of 1970, 1971 in gay rights and the list of 'years in gay rights'
March 17 - American film Boys in the Band premiers, the first major studio release focusing solely on homosexuality issues.
June 28 - In the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall riots, more than 2,000 people march in New York City as part of the first gay pride parade in the United States.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1970_in_gay_rights   (118 words)

 Researcher Examines History Of The Gay Rights Movement
Certainly, the Stonewall riots were the start of the modern gay liberation movement, Hunt says, and prompted the movement's spread into more oppressive areas of the world, such as Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa.
The gay rights movement first began with the writings of lawyer, author and political activist Karl Ulrichs of Hanover, Germany.
Hunt's research focuses on the liberation movement of the gay man, including the movement's leaders and groups, the status of gay rights in various countries, laws throughout history that have attempted to thwart homosexuals and victorious court cases that have granted homosexuals rights.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/1999-02/OU-REHO-230299.php   (477 words)

 Political Affairs Magazine - Harry Hay: The Great Forerunner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Beginning with the "ghetto riot" at the Stonewall Bar in Greenwich Village in 1969, an open gay rights movement emerged and had been a significant force in the larger people's movement.
Before the Stonewall uprising, however, an instrumental figure in the movement for lesbian and gay rights was Harry Hay, a one-time member of the Communist Party USA, a trade unionist and cultural activist.
Hay helped found the first gay liberation group in the US, laid a theoretical basis for gay rights, and helped pave the way for the rebellions of the 1960s and beyond.
www.politicalaffairs.net /article/articleview/119?PrintableVersion=enabled   (264 words)

 CNN - Massachusetts court allows gay partners child visitation rights - June 30, 1999
BOSTON -- The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that gay people who help their partners raise children are entitled to visitation rights if the couple break up.
Gays and lesbians can adopt children under Massachusetts law, but in this case, the nonbiological mother did not adopt the boy.
The plaintiff was represented by the legal group Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders.
www.cnn.com /US/9906/30/gay.visitation.01   (322 words)

 Milestones in the Gay Rights Movement
By 1915, one participant in this new gay world was referring to it as “a community distinctly organized.” For the most part hidden from view because of social hostility, an urban gay subculture had come into existence by the 1920s and 1930s.
In 1977 the singer Anita Bryant led a campaign to repeal a gay rights ordinance in Dade County, Florida.
Local and national gay civil rights groups also grew in size and number, as the community sought to increase funding for research and education and to win protection against discrimination.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0194028.html   (979 words)

 FindLaw for Legal Professionals - Case Law, Federal and State Resources, Forms, and Code
The change that Amendment 2 works in the legal status of gays and lesbians in the private sphere is far-reaching, both on its own terms and when considered in light of the structure and operation of modern anti-discrimination laws.
To the extent it held that the groups designated in the statute may be deprived of the right to vote because of their status, its ruling could not stand without surviving strict scrutiny, a most doubtful outcome.
723, 724 (1993) ("[T]he task of gay rights proponents is to move the center of public discourse along a continuum from the rhetoric of disapprobation, to rhetoric of tolerance, and finally to affirmation").
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 AllRefer.com - John Gay (English Literature, 1500 To 1799, Biography) - Encyclopedia
John Gay 1685–1732, English playwright and poet, b.
Educated at the local grammar school, he was apprenticed to a silk mercer for a brief time before commencing his literary career in London.
Gay was also the author of two books of verse called Fables (1727, 1738), which were very popular in his generation.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/G/Gay-John.html   (292 words)

 Gay Rights Leaders Applaud Court Decision
Grace, who said he has been fighting the gay rights battle since the late 1960s, said yesterday’s ruling is something gays and lesbians have been fighting for since the 1969 Stonewall riot in New York City.
Deemed the start of the gay rights movement in America, Grace said it has been a long, strenuous fight for equality ever since the owners and patrons of the popular Lower East Side gay community rioted over the treatment by the New York City Police Department.
Although the gay rights fight isn’t over—Vermont is the only state to legalize same-sex marriages—many feel yesterday’s decision now changes political history forever—tracing back to founding fathers’ signing of the Declaration of Independence.
www.sodomylaws.org /lawrence/lwnews057.htm   (667 words)

 American Veterans for Equal Rights, Inc.
As a civil rights attorney representing the LGBT population, I hope to have a hand in ridding the military of this shameful and dishonorable practice.
On the military side, no one really knew for sure that I was gay, although one NCO had suspected I had been with a woman due to my first roommate was a friend of the NCO and had mentioned that I had a girl over and spend the night in same bed.
Today I am proud to be a gay veteran who has shared in the task of defending our Country and who asks only that it permit full equality of service to our GLBT brothers and sisters.
www.glbva.org   (2246 words)

 CBC News Indepth: SAME-SEX Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gay rights in Canada have come a long way since 1965.
The draft legislation would also recognize the rights of religious groups to "sanctify marriage as they see fit." The decision meant the federal government would not appeal lower court rulings that same-sex couples had the same right to marry as opposite-sex couples.
But on Dec. 9, 2004, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Ottawa does have exclusive jurisdiction to decide who has the right to get married in this country – but that religious groups are not obliged to perform unions against their beliefs.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/samesexrights   (608 words)

 Panamanian starts gay rights movement - 08/16/04   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Although in law and society, gay Panamanians are all but invisible, Beteta is gathering petition signatures to pressure the incoming new legislature to give gay couples marriage-like rights.
The petition is a giant step forward given that, in many ways, life for the average gay Panamanian resembles pre-Stonewall America — before the 1969 New York City riots that marked the first gay resistance to police brutality and that are now celebrated worldwide as the symbolic kickoff of the modern gay rights movement.
The rapidly changing situation for gays in Panama is part of the sea change sweeping throughout Central and South America, says Michael Heflin, director of Amnesty International’s Outfront gay rights project.
www.detnews.com /2004/editorial/0408/16/a07-242906.htm   (799 words)

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