DAILY SPOTLIGHT

Events

02-26-2016 Italy’s Senate overwhelmingly approves a bill to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi had made it a personal mission to bring his country into…

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02-25-1982 Wisconsin becomes the first U.S. state to protect lesbians and gays from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations. One year later, the legislature legalized all sexual relations between…

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02-24-2012 Atala Riffo and Daughter v. Chile: was an LGBT rights child custody case in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which reviewed a Chilean court ruling that in 2005…

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02-23-2013 President Obama’s administration filed a brief to the Supreme Court that DOMA was unconstitutional. In its brief, the Justice Dept. said that DOMA “violates the fundamental constitutional guarantee of…

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02-19-2013 Germany’s highest court strengthened gay couples’ adoption rights. The Federal Constitutional Court ruled that one member of a civil partnership should be able to adopt the partner’s stepchild or…

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2021

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02-18-2015 Kate Brown – On this day, she became the country’s first bisexual governor. With the resignation of Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, Secretary of State Kate Brown was sworn in…

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02-14-2013 In a historic Valentine’s Day vote, the Illinois Senate passed a bill clearing the way for same-sex couples to be legally married in the Land of Lincoln. The bill…

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02-13-2012 Gov. Christine Gregoire of Washington State signed a law allowing same-sex marriage. Opponents mounted a challenge that required voters to approve the statute at a referendum, which they did…

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02-11-1967   The Black Cat protest – Almost 2 years before Stonewall. On New Year’s Eve, 1966/1967, at midnight, as traditional New Year’s kisses were exchanged in the LGBT bar,…

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2021

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02-09-2015 Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas and his boyfriend, Shawn Brier, become the first gay men in history to share the ceremonial “first kiss” held when a vessel returns from…

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