1990 in LGBT rights

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List of years in LGBT rights (table)

This is a list of notable events in the history of LGBT rights that took place in the year 1990.






  • 27 — The U.S. Congress repeals a law prohibiting gays from being admitted into the country.


  • 6
    • Voters in Seattle, Washington reject Initiative 35, which would have repealed an ordinance granting domestic partnership rights for medical leave and bereavement leave.
    • By a margin of two to one, voters in Tacoma, Washington reject a ballot initiative which would have reinstated a gay civil rights law repealed by voters in November 1989.
    • Deborah Glick becomes the first openly gay or lesbian individual elected to the legislature of the U.S. state of New York.


  • 10 — Colorado Governor Roy Romer issues an executive order prohibiting sexual orientation discrimination in the public sector.[1]
  • 17 — Connecticut state legislator Joseph Grabarz comes out, becoming the state's first openly gay state legislator.

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