A total of legal changes were made in the s. If the U. Nixon discussed her relationship with New York Magazine insaying, "I never felt like there was an unconscious part of me around that woke up or that came out of the closet; there wasn't a struggle; there wasn't an attempt to suppress. Inthe Court of Appeals rules that the dismissal was improper. Limited legal recognition 1. Maulik Pancholy's sexuality wasn't a secret, but he did take the extra step of going on the record about it in November -- just in case someone out there wasn't clear. September 27,
January 1, - Maryland becomes the first state to statutorily ban same-sex marriage.
Stars Screen Binge Culture Media. This event is named Christopher Street Liberation Dayand is now considered the first gay pride parade. September 6, - The California legislature becomes the first to pass a bill allowing marriage between same-sex couples. Joshua Alcorn voiced a desire to live as a girl, but the Ohio teenager's parents said they wouldn't stand for that.
In the last ten years, the federal courts have turned away virtually every claim for protection under the Constitution made by lesbians and gay men.