2007 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 2007.

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

  • 10 – The legislature of the U.S. state of Washington passes S5336, giving final approval to domestic partnership legislation, which would give same-sex couples many state rights of marriage.
  • 26 – The legislature of the U.S. state of New Hampshire passes legislation for civil unions, which give same-sex couples many state rights of marriage.
  • 30 – Regulations covering the provision of goods, facilities and services, outlawing discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation enter into force in Great Britain.

May[edit]

  • 8 – In the U.S. Congress, New York congressman Jerrold Nadler and Vermont senator Patrick Leahy reintroduce the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) (H.R.2221 & S.1328).[2][3]
  • 9 – U.S. state of Oregon bans discrimination based on sexual orientation (which is legally defined to include gender identity) in the private sector.[4]
  • 17 – Ted Strickland, governor of the U.S. state of Ohio, issues an executive order banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the public sector.[5]
  • 22 – U.S. state of Vermont bans gender identity discrimination in the private sector.[6]
  • 24 – Jenny Bailey becomes the first transsexual mayor in the United Kingdom.
  • 25
    • U.S. state of Colorado bans discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the private sector.[7]
    • U.S. state of Iowa bans discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the private sector.[7]

June[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • 17 – The Maryland Court of Appeals overturns a lower court ruling in Deane & Polyak v. Conaway and rules that the Maryland constitution does not require the state to recognize or sanction same-sex marriage.

November[edit]

  • 13 – Charles Iavarone, Supervisor of the Town of Salina, proposes human rights legislation which included a domestic partnership registry for the town. The board's only Democrat sided with two Republicans to defeat the law.
  • 21 – Jennifer Granholm, governor of the U.S. state of Michigan, issues an executive order prohibiting employment discrimination based on gender identity or expression in the public sector.
  • 29
    • The first foreign gay wedding is held in Hanoi, Vietnam between a Japanese and an Irish national.
    • Uruguay becomes the first Latin American country to pass a national civil union law.

December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mexican state approves gay civil unions". Mail & Guardian Online. January 13, 2007. Archived from the original on January 7, 2009. Retrieved December 9, 2009. 
  2. ^ U.S. House. 110th Congress, 1st Session. H.R. 2221, Uniting American Families Act of 2007. ONLINE. Thomas. Available: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:HR02221:/ [May 8, 2007].
  3. ^ U.S. Senate. 110th Congress, 1st Session. S. 1328, Uniting American Families Act of 2007. ONLINE. Thomas. Available: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:S01328:/ [May 8, 2007].
  4. ^ Labor and Employment Law Alert: Oregon Adopts Sexual Orientation Nondiscrimination and Domestic Partnership Legislation
  5. ^ Budget & Management
  6. ^ Vermont Bans Gender Identity Discrimination
  7. ^ a b PrideDEPOT.com – Everybody Has A Right Archived September 28, 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Tolsi, Niren (January 11, 2008). "Is it the kiss of death?". Mail & Guardian. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Death of a Gay Rights Pioneer". The Washington Post. February 24, 2007. Retrieved April 22, 2010. 
  10. ^ Tampabay: Gay slaying victim to be remembered
  11. ^ "Remembering Yolanda King: Activist for civil rights, gay rights, dies at 51" (news), Jason A. Michael, Pride Source, 2007, webpage: PS.
  12. ^ Fox, Margalit (December 9, 2007). "Jane Rule, Canadian Novelist, Dies at 76". The New York Times. Retrieved April 22, 2010.