July - Illinois becomes the first state to decriminalize homosexuality by repealing their sodomy laws. Later when Japanese society became pacified, the middle classes adopted many of the practices of the warrior class. In Julythe Constitutional Court ruled in a historic decision that same-sex couples have the right to marry in Colombia.
Same-sex couples married abroad are now entitled to the same visa, healthcare benefits, inheritance and pension rights as heterosexual spouses once they take a stamped marriage certificate and identification papers to the nearest designated office.
Matlovich is awarded his back pay and a retroactive promotion.
America is a land of some million people, and I do not require every small-business owner across the country to reject 2, years of religious teaching in order to pursue my happiness. January 14, - The first federal gay rights bill is introduced to address discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Wachowski is the first major Hollywood director to come out as transgender.
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And unlike the disparity between African Americans and whites a half century ago or today, for that matter , gays economically outperform heterosexuals. We - the European Greens - call for an end of discriminations on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. His consort Sporus appeared in public as Nero's wife wearing the regalia that was customary for the Roman empress. They host private social functions, fearing police raids, threats of violence and discrimination in bars and clubs. The Colombian Congress had to create an equivalent of marriage for same-sex couples by 20 June , or else couples would automatically gain the right to go to any judge or notary public to formalise their union, according to the ruling. The decree, which was signed by the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of the Interior, eliminated the need for psychiatric or physical examinations to prove an individual's gender identity. Hide Caption 6 of 17 Photos: Transgender identity in the news The indie film "Transamerica" starred Felicity Huffman as a transgender woman taking a road trip with her long-lost teenage son. The penalty is reduced if the person who committed the act of discrimination apologizes publicly. Protocol 12 creates an independent right for individuals not to be discriminated against and a positive duty for public authorities not to allow discrimination. In other areas, our work has strongly influenced new laws in Greece , Denmark and Norway that allow people to have their true gender legally recognized by the government. Same-sex couples married abroad are now entitled to the same visa, healthcare benefits, inheritance and pension rights as heterosexual spouses once they take a stamped marriage certificate and identification papers to the nearest designated office. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights are human rights. For many gays and lesbians, coming out of the closet still risks familial banishment, the loss of friendships, or even violence. However, the landlord of the property started the process of terminating the tenancy with Mr Karner.
To achieve their goals, activists used tactics ranging from quiet lobbying to civil disobedience. Having sex with a partner of the same sex is illegal in 70 countries.
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