1991 in LGBT rights

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This is a list of notable events in the history of LGBT rights that took place in the year 1991.

Events[edit]

  • U.S. state of Connecticut bans sexual orientation discrimination in the private sector.[1]
  • U.S. state of Hawaii bans sexual orientation discrimination in the private sector.[1]

January[edit]

  • 29 — Minnesota governor Arne Carlson issues an executive order banning sexual orientation discrimination in the public sector.[2]

May[edit]

  • 1 — Three same-sex couples file suit in Hawaii alleging that the state constitution guarantees their right to marry.[3]
  • 19 — The Executive Council of Hong Kong votes to decriminalize homosexuality.

August[edit]

  • 16 — New Jersey governor James Florio issues an executive order prohibiting sexual orientation discrimination in the public sector.[4]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • Eskridge, Jr., William N. (1996). The Case for Same-Sex Marriage: From Sexual Liberty to Civilized Commitment. New York City, The Free Press, a Division of Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-684-82404-3.