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The Gay Rights Movement

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The Gay Rights Movement June 28, 1969, the Stonewall Inn (gay bar) was raided by police In the 1970s Groups such as the Human Rights Campaign, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) began to gain support for legal and social reform In 1974 Kathy Kozachenko ran openly as a lesbian and became the first openly gay person to win office after first coming out. . The first openly gay government officials in the United States were Jerry DeGrieck and Nancy Wechsler, in Ann Arbor, Mich. DeGrieck and Wechsler both were elected in 1972 and came out while serving on the city council In 1977 American gay rights activist Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors; Milk was killed the following year.
First national gay-rights march in Washington. In 1983 Gerry Studds, a sitting representative from Massachusetts, became the first member of the United States Congress to announce his homosexuality. In 1998 Tammy Baldwin, became the first openly gay politician to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1973 Maryland is the first state to officaially ban same-sex marriage.
Homosexuality no longer listed as mental disorder by the American Psychiatric Association In 1978, the first test-tube baby born, which brought a sign of changes in medical technology that allow same-sex couples to become biological parents. In 1981 Researchers first report, mostly in gay men, symptoms of what is now know as AIDS In 1986 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Georgia's antisodomy law in Bowers v. Hardwick Hawaii's supreme court rules that the state law restraining same-sex marriage may violate its constitution
U.S. military institutes "Don't ask, don't tell" policy 1993 27% Public Opinion In 1996 National polling on approval of legalizing gay marriage begins Romer v. Evans establishes that banning protective laws for gays is unconstitutional on grounds of equal protection
Bill Clinton signs Defense of Marriage Act, defining for the federal government marriage as a union between one man and one woman 1996 The Netherlands is the first nation to legalize same-sex marriage
Vermont is the first state to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples 2000 35% In 2003 Lawrence v. Texas invalidates laws against sodomy Mayor Gavin Newsom briefly grants marriage licenses to same-sex couples
Massachusetts legalizes same-sex marriage by court decision 2004 2008 California legalizes gay marriage by court decision, then bans it by ballot measure, Proposition 8
Connecticut legalizes by court decision 37% 42% 2006 2005 Iowa legalizes by court decision
Vermont legalizes by legislation 2009 2010 New Hampshire legalizes by legislation
D.C. legalizes by legislation 44% 2011 New York legalizes by legislation
"Don't ask, don't tell" ends
Barack Obama is the first sitting President to openly support gay marriage
Washington and Maine legalize by ballot 53% 73% 18-29 Year-Olds 39% 65 and older 2013 First mention of gay rights in an Inaugural Address
Maryland legalizes by ballot "With buds and blossoms. There were pools that dreamed Black and unruffled; there were white lilies A few, and crocuses, and violets Purple or pale, snake-like fritillaries Scarce seen for the rank grass, and through green nets Blue eyes of shy peryenche winked in the sun. And there were curious flowers, before unknown, Flowers that were stained with moonlight, or with shades Of Nature's willful moods" "I am the love that dare not speak its name." Two Loves by Lord Alfred Douglas Milk Equality can be limited, when people's sexual orientation is taken into account "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Encycloaedia Britannica.
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Douglas, Lord Alfred. "Two Loves." - Poets.org. N.p.,
1997. Web. 18 May 2013.
Drehle, David Von. "How Gay Marriage Won." Times
8 Apr. 2013: 1-60. Times. 8 Apr. 2013. Web. 19 May 2013.
{ Feuilleton }. 1978. Photograph. San Francisco.
Feuilleton RSS. By Gilbert Baker. Web. 18 May 2013.
"gay rights movement." Encyclopædia Britannica.
Encycloaedia Britannica Online School Edition.
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Macklemore. "Same Love." Rec. 9 Oct. 2012. 2012
Macklemore, LLC. Ryan Lewis, 2012. CD.
Milk. Dir. Gus Van Sant. Perf. Sean Penn. Universal
Studios, 2009. DVD. Works Cited Milk is about Harvey Milk, who ran for City Supervisor and was the first openly gay man elected to public office. The movie shows his personal life and his journey to achieve equal rights for homosexuals. It shows the sacrifices he made along the way. "For those who like the same sex had the characteristics
The right-wing conservatives think it's a decision
And you can be cured with some treatment and religion
Man-made, rewiring of a pre-disposition
Playing God
Ahh nah, here we go
America the brave
Still fears, what, we don't know
And God loves all His children
Is somehow forgotten
But we paraphrase a book written
35 hundred years ago"

"It's human rights for everybody
There is no difference
Live on! And be yourself!"

"No freedom 'til we're equal
Damn right I support it"

"A world so hateful
Someone would rather die
Than be who they are" Same Love by Macklemore ft. Mary Lambert, was written during the campaign of Washington Referendum 74 Thematic connection: In many parts of the movie, it shows how many homosexuals got fired from jobs, and how many couldn't be teachers for that reason. So it explains how people were judged on their sexual orientation. Thematic Connection: This image depicts the struggles that gay people have to go through. Which represents how their equality is limited because of their sexual orientation.
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