And being gay doesn't mean that you are less than anybody else. The Texas Democratic Party added certain LGBT rights to the party's platform in and included same-sex marriage rights in its platform,  becoming the first Democratic state party in the southern United States to do so. Once known best as the TV character he played during childhood, Doogie Howser, Neil Patrick Harris has continued his successful acting career as an adult. He is eventually found by a cyclist, who initially mistakes him for a scarecrow. Retrieved December 5, Wachowski is the first major Hollywood director to come out as transgender. Bono was named Chastity at birth but came out as a lesbian in and later transitioned to living as a man.
In the first decade after the law took effect on September 1,local law enforcement agencies had reported about crimes per year as hate crimes.
LGBT rights in Texas
Each of the four conservative justices writes their own dissent. This leads to California voters approving a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. It's not a bad thing to be. I said, 'You know what? 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. May 17, - The Senate confirms Eric Fanning to be secretary of the Army, making him the first openly gay secretary of a US military branch.
Vermont's legislature legalizes same-sex marriages. Inafter Obama's endorsement of same sex marriage, the Texas Democratic Party became the first southern Democratic state party to include support of same-sex marriage in its platform. In Augustthe Texas Legislature adjourned without voting on a "transgender bathroom bill", which would have restricted transgender people's access to public bathrooms. They obtained their license and wed before Attorney General Ken Paxton obtained stays from the Texas Supreme Court and asked that court to void the marriage license. On June 26,the United States legalized same-sex marriage nationwide due to the U.