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  A long-awaited win for gay rights: Senate OKs state anti-bias bill
The 25-23 roll call vote was a countdown to victory for gay rights advocates who have fought long and hard to pass the anti-discrimination legislation.
At a gathering of religious gay rights supporters Friday afternoon on Capitol Hill, the Rev. Stephen Jones of Seattle First Baptist Church said Hutcherson relies on "bad science" to argue that homosexuality is a choice that should not be protected by law.
Gay rights leader Ed Murray is appointed to fill a vacancy in the state House.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /local/257432_gayrights28.html   (1822 words)

  
  Gay rights timeline - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Psychologist Evelyn Hooker publishes a study showing that gay men were as well adjusted as non-gay men, which was a major factor in the American Psychiatric Association removing homosexuality from its handbook of disorders in 1973.
1961 in gay rights - Decriminalization in Czechoslovakia and Hungary
Norway enacts civil union laws that grant same-sex couples the same rights as married couples, except for the right to adopt or marry in a church.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gay_rights_timeline   (2679 words)

  
 Gay rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The gay rights movement, also called the LGBT rights movement, is a social and political movement with the goal of achieving equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) persons.
The gay rights social movement comprises a collection of loosely aligned civil rights groups, human rights groups, support groups and political activists seeking acceptance, tolerance and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, and related causes.
These views are considered controversial by some, and the gay rights movement is opposed by a variety of individuals and groups including some religious and political (traditionally though not exclusively conservative) groups.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gay_rights   (2355 words)

  
 1950 in gay rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Equal Rights, Not Gay Rights, Essay by Nigel Ashford Argues, from a libertarian humanist perspective that "To the extent that gay rights simply means that gays should be afforded the same rights as straights, it should be strongly supported, but when it implies rights that belong only to gays
Human Rights Unit Responsibilities are the Human Rights Act 1998, which incorporates into UK law rights and freedoms guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights, and various other Human Rights Treaties.
Sarangbang Group for Human Rights An independent non-governmental organization to expand the base of human rights advocacy, spread human rights viewpoints, popularize and internationalize human rights, and to build a progressive human rights movement.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-1950_in_gay_rights.html   (507 words)

  
 Share and Discover Gay Rights Bio, Pictures, News at BlinkBits.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The gay rights movement, also called the LGBT rights movement, is a social and political movement with the aim of achieving equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) persons.
The gay rights social movementmovement comprises a collection of loosely aligned civil rights groups, human rights groups, support groups and political activists seeking acceptance, tolerance and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, and related causes.
Gay rights groups began to spring up in non-western countries, such as Progay Philippines, founded in 1993, which organised the first Gay Pride march in Asia on June 26, 1994.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/gay_rights   (2073 words)

  
 The History - Gay Rights in Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Gay rights in Canada have come a long way considering people went to jail for being a homosexual just over 30 years ago.
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.
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.gay-immigration.com /gay_canada.html   (3551 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Gay couples enter golden years with more risk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Older gay couples face a much greater risk of spending the end of their lives in poverty because they're ineligible for a host of federal protections, ranging from Social Security survivor benefits to estate tax exemptions, gay rights advocates say.
The Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights group, estimates that more than 23% of same-sex couples include a partner 55 or older, and 12% include one who is 65 or older.
Gay beneficiaries are usually required to take the money as a lump sum and pay income tax on the entire amount, which can push them into a higher tax bracket, the HRC says.
www.usatoday.com /money/perfi/general/2004-05-16-gay-seniors_x.htm   (1774 words)

  
 CNN.com - Gay marriage debate takes on form of civil rights movement - Jan. 15, 2004
A 21st century battle for gay rights is being fought with rhetoric from the civil rights movement of the 1960s -- ideals that have echoed through Massachusetts' gay marriage campaign from its outset.
In a fortuitous twist for gay rights advocates, the timeline established by the court could lead to the nation's first state-sanctioned gay weddings on May 17 -- the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down school segregation.
References to the civil rights fight against the ban on interracial marriages were numerous in both the plaintiffs arguments to the Supreme Judicial Court and, subsequently, in the majority opinion issued November 18.
www.cnn.com /2004/LAW/01/15/gay.marriage.ap   (638 words)

  
 CBC News In Depth: Same-sex rights
Officials acknowledge that Hall has the right to be gay, but said permitting the date would send a message that the Church supports his "homosexual lifestyle." Hall went to the prom.
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.
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   (5110 words)

  
 UU World: We Do, by Neil Miller
In the early years of the gay rights movement, sexual liberation was the dominant concern for many gay men; at the same time, large numbers of lesbians, strongly influenced by the women's movement, focused on building their own community around feminist and anti-patriarchal values.
In 1997, the General Assembly endorsed the rights of gays and lesbians to marry, with 97 percent of the delegates voting in favor.
The state enacted a gay antidiscrimination law in 1989 (the third in the country after Wisconsin and New Hampshire) and under the liberal Republican Governor William Weld enacted legislation protecting the rights of gay high school students, a national first.
www.uua.org /world/2004/03/feature1.html   (4408 words)

  
 SOIN - Gay Events Timeline
Dade County, FL, gay rights ordinance sparks opposition from entertainer, former Miss America runner-up and orange juice pitchwoman Anita Bryant that results in nationwide focus on the issue, repeal of the ordinance and a nationwide conservative backlash.
Among them: gays in the military, gay marriage, adoption of children by gays, extension of employment discrimination protections to gays and lesbians and extension of hate crimes to include crimes against gays and lesbians.
Gay journalists organize and create their own group, NLGJA, to work toward balanced and fair coverage of gays and lesbians, greater visibility within mainstream newsrooms of gay and lesbian reporters, improvement of workplace conditions and networking and support.
www.usc.edu /schools/annenberg/asc/projects/soin/enhancingCurricula/timeline.html   (5499 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Judy Garland
Five days after her death, gay men fought back against police during a routine raid at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village, which set off the gay liberation movement.
Although Garland's death is often noted as a cause of one of the key events of the modern gay rights movement, it is more likely a case of synchronicity.
The gay rights movement is a collection of loosely aligned civil rights groups, human rights groups, support groups and political activists seeking acceptance, tolerance and equality for non-heterosexual, (homosexual, bisexual), and transgender people - despite the fact that it is typically referred to as the gay rights movement, members also...
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Judy-Garland   (5543 words)

  
 Guardian | Timeline: gay rights
Gay sex decriminalised, with new privacy clause - no act may take place where a third party is likely to be present.
Gay sex decriminalised in Scotland on similar terms to 1967 act.
A ban on gays serving in the armed forces is overturned.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4702390-111157,00.html   (509 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Americas | New Jersey court backs gay rights
It follows a case brought by seven gay couples, who claimed that the state's constitution entitled them to marry.
The court's decision was welcomed as a partial victory by both advocates and critics of gay marriage.
The ruling means that the appeals court decision was upheld and it remains the responsibility of the legislature to take the decision on sanctioning gay marriage.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/americas/6083744.stm   (439 words)

  
 gay-rights movement
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.
The Vermont supreme court declared in 1999 that the state must grant homosexual couples the same rights and protections that married heterosexuals have, and in 2000 the state legislature backed “civil unions”; for same-sex couples that offer many benefits similar to those of heterosexual marriage.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/society/A0820370.html   (807 words)

  
 Gay Marriage - Boston.com
When two brothers plan to marry (one in a gay wedding and the other in a traditional one) a window opened, showing what marriage is, isn't, and can be.
Since Nov. 18, when the Supreme Judicial Court ruled that gay couples have the right to marry, many other parts of the nation, as well as President Bush have become involved in the issue.
Laura Bush yesterday called gay marriage "an issue that a lot of people have a lot of trouble with," but she stopped short of endorsing a federal constitutional amendment to ban same-sex unions.
www.boston.com /news/specials/gay_marriage   (742 words)

  
 The American Gay Rights Movement: A Timeline — Infoplease.com
The Mattachine Society, the first national gay rights organization, is formed by Harry Hay, considered by many to be the founder of the gay rights movement.
President Clinton's original intention to revoke the prohibition against gays in the military was met with stiff opposition; this compromise, which has led to the discharge of thousands of men and women in the armed forces, was the result.
The Massachusetts Chief Justice concluded that to “deny the protections, benefits, and obligations conferred by civil marriage” to gay couples was unconstitutional because it denied “the dignity and equality of all individuals” and made them “second-class citizens.” Strong opposition followed the ruling.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0761909.html   (840 words)

  
 Gay and Lesbian Emergence: Out in Canada - Life and Society - CBC Archives
With a growing sense of solidarity, gays and lesbians became more visible in Canadian society in the 1960s, '70s and early '80s.
A doctor, a lawyer and a sociologist, along with a gay man and a lesbian, are interviewed about homosexuality in Canada.
Gays and lesbians march on Parliament Hill for "gay day," demanding an end to discrimination.
archives.cbc.ca /300c.asp?IDCat=69&IDDos=599&IDLan=1&IDMenu=69   (277 words)

  
 SPLCenter.org: The Thirty Years War
Born-again singer Anita Bryant campaigns to overturn an anti-discrimination law protecting gay men and lesbians in Dade County, Fla. Inspired by her victory, Bryant founds the first national anti-gay group, Save Our Children, drawing unprecedented attention to gay issues and motivating gay groups to organize in response.
Gay activist Harvey Milk, elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, is assassinated on Nov. 27 (along with Mayor George Moscone) by right-wing religious zealot Dan White, a former city supervisor who had resigned in protest after the board passed a gay-rights ordinance.
Almost 17,000 gay soldiers will be discharged during the 1980s, though a 1989 Defense Department study will find gay recruits "just as good or better" than heterosexuals.
www.splcenter.org /intel/intelreport/article.jsp?aid=523   (680 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Stonewall riots Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Many gay bars were owned by the Mafia, and operated by a form of payola called gayola, paying off the police to look the other way.
Others suggest that tensions were heightened amongst gays at the time because the beloved star Judy Garland had died five days earlier contributing to the anger at the scene.
Within the next year, the Gay Liberation Front was formed, as well as similar organizations in countries around the world including Canada, France, Britain, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand.
www.ipedia.com /stonewall_riots.html   (777 words)

  
 Chronology of Same-Sex Marriage Rights : Europe By Photo | A Muses Explorations Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It led to three days of riots and an expansion of the gay rights movement across the United States.
After voters in Hawaii give the government the right to restrict marriage rights, the government awards “reciprocal benefits” to same-sex couples.
July 2003 – Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien asks the Canadian Supreme Court for reference questions on whether legislation allowing gay marriage respects the Charter of Rights and Freedom, respects territories’ authority, and whether churches are protected from having to perform marriage ceremonies against their beliefs.
www.europebyphoto.com /gay-marriage/timeline.html   (1774 words)

  
 uuworld.org : gay rights timeline
Gay activist Harvey Milk, elected to San Francisco board of supervisors, murdered alongside Mayor George Moscone in City Hall (1978).
Gay rights moves into mainstream American politics; gay culture makes inroads into mainstream consciousness.
Gay rights legislation passes in California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Vermont, and Wisconsin (1992).
www.uuworld.org /ideas/articles/2026.shtml   (822 words)

  
 Jerry's updates on the fight for Equal Rights
Solmonese today announced that, upon taking the helm at HRC on April 11, 2005, he will tour the country, meeting with the American people, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community members and leaders at town hall meetings and other events in the workplace, communities of color and in communities of faith.
Attorneys for 19 lesbian and gay couples, their expectations high, made their case for state-sanctioned civil marriage before the Washington Supreme Court as the state, King County and a group of intervenors argued that the traditional look of marriage should not change.
TORONTO -- Tel Aviv city council member Etai Pinkas and his boyfriend, along with three other gay couples from Israel, have arrived in Canada to obtain marriage licenses in Ontario, where same-sex weddings are legal.
home.comcast.net /~sscivilrights/JerryNewsletter3_10_05.htm   (806 words)

  
 Gay Rights
I was wondering if anybody knew of any good (if it was from a Massachusetts organization that would be great) petitions etc. supporting gay adoption or any other gay rights issue.
We are interested in interviewing gay men and women who moved to gay-friendly California cities or towns, from other areas of the country or other parts of California where they felt hostility because of their sexuality.
In places like San Francisco and Los Angeles, it's easy to forget that many of our neighbors are lesbians and gay men who left the towns where they grew up, went to college or lived as adults because they felt threatened or unwelcomed.
community.livejournal.com /gay_rights   (524 words)

  
 UU World: Gay Rights Timeline
UUs defend right to wed, by Jane Greer, Nationwide response to marriage issue, Distinctive voices in the debate, by John A. Rakestraw Jr., Contesting a constitutional amendment
Vermont Supreme Court rules that the state must grant same-sex couples the same rights as married couples (1999); the state enacts “civil union” legislation the next year.
Angels in America wins the Pulitzer Prize for drama (1992); Tom Hanks wins Academy Award for his depiction of a gay lawyer dying of AIDS in Philadelphia (1993); Roseanne kiss (1994); Ellen (1994—1998), Will and Grace (1998—present) introduce gay leading characters on TV.
www.uuworld.org /2004/03/feature1c.html   (810 words)

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