Gay Rights

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  • Protesters from Stonewall Riot

    Protesters from Stonewall Riot
    Many people from New York and other states came to protest for gay rights on the streets in New York. This was an important event because this was the first time that gays come together as a whole out in public and was the start of more people being comfortable with being openly gay together with their signifigant others. The Stonewall Inn, a gay bar, had initiated the riots which lasted three days causing a large catalyst to other movements throught the United States closely after these events
  • Washington D.C. hosts the National March on Washington for LGBT rightswith an outcome of 75,000 people.

    Washington D.C. hosts the National March on Washington for LGBT rightswith an outcome of 75,000 people.
    This was a stong message to all people in the United States. THis shows how dedicated people were to stamping their belief everywhere and making sure that they we heard that being gay is okay and that is something to pay attention to. Also, the large amopunt of people that came to rally shows that there were a lot of supporters . This is the largest turn out for any LGBT protest to date. They were not trying to start a large party they just wanted to stand up for what they believed in.
  • Wisconsin becomes first state to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientaion called the Human Rights Act.

    Wisconsin becomes first state to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientaion called the Human Rights Act.
    This is an important milestone because this is showing that more people are getting involved as a whole to make everyone in the United States have equal rights and not getting discriminated by their sexual preferance. This was also a building blocks for other states passing the same law including D.C., Califorina, Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Maryland and 14 others.
  • Berkeley, California becomes first city to offer Domestic Partnership Benifits in the workplace

    Berkeley, California becomes first city to offer Domestic Partnership Benifits in the workplace
    This is a huge milestone because this is showing how more people in the work area are accepting and aknowledging the fact that love is love and people will be with who they want to be with. They are giving all couples benifits wether they are straight or gay and was the base for more and more office places to choose the same option and make things easier in the work place for all of their employees and co workers.
  • Vermont becomes first state to legally recognise civil union between gays and lesbians.

    Vermont becomes first state to legally recognise civil union between gays and lesbians.
    This was one of the biggest motions in the start to equalizing gay marriage because now in one state it was legal which caused a domino effect to more then 21 other states recognising civil unions under law including Maryland. This law stated that these couples had the same benifits, privledges and responsibilites as spouses. This state also legalized gay marriage in April of 2009.
  • Massachusetts becomes first state to legalize gay marriage

    Massachusetts made a huge historical mark on gay rights by making marriage legal in their state for the first time in American history. This was a very important stand for equality amoungst men and women. Around 10 states also have gay marriage legalized including Maryland as of 2013. This shows that America is starting to move toward the future and be the accepting country we say we are.
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    Gay Rights Movement