Retrieved 10 October There was also one prominent political success for gay men in the s. Maine was asking the wrong people". The law allows a judge to impose harsher sentences if there is evidence showing that a victim was selected because of the "actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, or sexual orientation of any person. In he created the first quilt panel in honor of his friend Marvin Feldman.
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The policy is known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell. The Mattachine Society was involved in two landmark gay rights cases in the s. However, there was greater political activity as well, aimed in large measure at decriminalizing sodomy. In fact, this pretense of "imitating the world in all its complexity" was part of his definition of what actually makes a work of fiction a novel in the first place. Edward Kennedy D of Massachusetts says he will take the lead in pushing the legislation through. University of California Press. House of Representatives and the U.
He was hired as a national correspondent by the San Francisco Chronicle inbecoming the first openly gay reporter with a gay "beat" in the American mainstream press. Retrieved February 25, I was just living my life, not necessarily in the closet, but I was living my life. District Judge Robert Hinkle in Tallahassee ruled that all clerks in the state were required under the Constitution to issue marriage licenses to all same-sex couples. Nelson, Supreme Court docket no. He nominated lesbian and gay-rights activist Roberta Achtenberg of San Francisco to be assistant secretary for fair housing and equal opportunity in the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In the U.