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bullet "The center is shifting because millions of 'Dick Cheneys,' people in the middle who might prefer not to think about the rights of gays and lesbians, one day see the issue indelibly stamped with the faces of their daughters, sons, neighbors and friends." Margorie Williams, 2000-OCT-13, Washington Post. 1

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Introduction:

This section records important political and legal developments since 1996 in what has been called "the gay agenda" -- i.e. working towards:

bullet Achieving equality for persons of all three sexual orientations (heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality) in areas of employment, accommodation, freedom of assault, marriage, etc.

bullet Acceptance of all three sexual orientations as normal, natural, unchosen and fixed human variations.

bullet Acceptance of all gender identities (cisgendered, transgender, etc.) as normal, natural, unchosen and fixed human variations.

Since this web site is aimed at North American visitors, we have included Canadian news affecting the LGBT community. There are many major developments "north of the border" which may indicate the direction that the U.S. is headed in the future.

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General lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual (LGBT) news during:

bullet1996 to 2000-SEP

bullet2000: OCT to DEC

bullet2001: JAN. to MAR    APR to JUNE     JULY to SEP   OCT to DEC

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bullet2009: JAN. to MAR    APR. to JUNE    JULY to SEP   OCT to DEC

bullet 2010: JAN. to MAR   APR. to JUNE     This list was regretfully suspended in mid-2010 for six months because of lack of staff time. Sorry about that.

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2011 until now: The Obama administration noted in 2011-FEB, that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) had been declared unconstitutional by two federal courts. The Justice Deparment decided to no longer attempt to defend its constitutionality against court challenges.

Some commentators predicted that this action would form a tipping point in the movement towards LGBT equality, and that developments in this field would accellerate. The prediction appears to be coming true. By the end of 2013, same-sex marriage (SSM) had become available in 18 states and the District of Columbia.

We have documented events showing a movement towards equality during:

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