July 26, - President Donald Trump announces via Twitter that "After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US Military The following night, approximately 10, people gather on San Francisco's Castro and Market streets for a peaceful demonstration to commemorate what would have been Milk's 49th birthday. Vermont becomes the first state to legalize civil unions but still defines marriage as heterosexual. As a result, 13 sodomy laws in other states were also struck down. The National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights takes place in Washington and draws more than 75, people demanding equal civil rights. April 26, — Vermont being comes the first state to legalize civil-unions between same-sex couples.
Since then, appeals courts have agreed, bringing the case to the attention of the Supreme Court.
10 Milestones in Gay Rights History
The indie film "Transamerica" starred Felicity Huffman as a transgender woman taking a road trip with her long-lost teenage son. Archived from the original on 9 February The election "included successful gay marriage referendums in Maine, Maryland and Washington state [and] the defeat of a Minnesota ban. June 26, — In United States v. Prop 8 inspires the NOH8 campaign, a photo project that uses celebrities to promote marriage equality. Postal Service and FBI declared the magazine obscene material, and it marks the first time the United States Supreme Court rules in favor of homosexuals.
Archaeologies of Social Life: April 27, - President Dwight D. April 30, - DeGeneres' character, Ellen Morgan, on her self-titled TV series "Ellen," becomes the first leading character to come out on a prime time network television show. After years of saying his views were "evolving," Barack Obama becomes the first U. The ruling states that the constitutional right to privacy does not extend to homosexual relations —but does not state whether the law could be enforced against heterosexuals. For we counsel well for the benefit of our people and our country, when we take measures to utterly extirpate the crimes of wicked men, and put an end to the evil deeds of vice.