Marriages, Families, and Relationships: If passed, the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act would prohibit the federal government and state governments that receive federal funding from declining to work with child welfare agencies that discriminate based on religious beliefs or moral convictions. Views Read Edit View history. In December"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts came out as a lesbian in a Facebook post reflecting on the past year and thanking fans for their support after her bone marrow transplant. In a speech, he said that "the deterioration of marriage and family" causes "societal collapse" and that "God's idea" is to prevent same-sex marriage. September - The first known lesbian rights organization in the United States forms in San Francisco.
January 14, - The first federal gay rights bill is introduced to address discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Same-sex marriage in the United States
On July 21,President Obama signed Executive Orderadding "gender identity" to the categories protected against discrimination in hiring in the federal civilian workforce and both "sexual orientation" and gender identity" to the categories protected against discrimination in hiring and employment on the part of federal government contractors and sub-contractors. Retrieved December 22, Unfit url Wikipedia pending changes protected pages Use American English from July All Wikipedia articles written in American English Use mdy dates from August Articles containing potentially dated statements from All articles containing potentially dated statements Articles with Curlie links. National Park Service, U. Actor Thomas Dekker, known for his roles in "Heroes" and "Terminator: The most prominent supporters of same-sex marriage are human rights and civil rights organizations as well as the medical and scientific communities, while the most prominent opponents are religious groups.
Retrieved August 11, 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. Windsorleading to federal recognition of same-sex marriage, with federal benefits for married couples connected to either the state of residence or the state in which the marriage was solemnized. These laws are often couched in the rhetoric of religious liberty. But when exemptions to laws to accommodate religious beliefs or practices impinge on the rights of others or core societal values like nondiscrimination, lawmakers should proceed with caution. District Court for the District of Colorado ruling in Burns v. January 22, - The Supreme Court allows Trump's transgender military ban to go into effect.