Hearing before the Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, first session, hearing held in Washington, DC.
Hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, second session on S. 1284, to prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation
Hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, second session on S. 1284, to prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
Between February 11 and March 11 of 2004, San Francisco issued about 4000 licenses. However, A number of legal challenges were taken up and on August 24 the California Supreme Court held that the city was not authorized to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. All those who had been issued a marriage license were notified of their right to receive a refund of the $82 marriage license fee. They were also given the option to donate that fee to the Same-Sex Marriage Equal Protection Fund.
Courtesy of the San Francisco Public Library LGBTQIA Archives
Assembly Bill No. 1951 commencing January 1, 2016 required the State Registrar with identification to parents, to modify the certificate of live birth to contain two lines that both read "Name of Parent" and contain next to each parent's name, three checkboxes with the options of mother, father, and parent to describe the parent's relationship to the child.
Jointly issued by the US Justice Department under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the US Department of Education, under Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos: "The purpose of this guidance is to inform you that the Department of Justice and the Department of Education are withdrawing the statements of policy and guidance reflected in [Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students ... dated May 13, 2016] ... the Departments believe that, in this context, there must be due regard for the primary role of the States and local school districts in establishing education policy.
Jointly issued by the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and the Department of Education. "A school's Title IX obligation to ensure nondiscrimination on the basis of sex requires schools to provide transgender students equal access to educational programs and activities even in circumstances in which other students, parents, or community members raise objections or concerns. As is consistently recognized in civil rights cases, the desire to accommodate others' discomfort cannot justify a policy that singles out and disadvantages a particular class of students."
In 1953, the Post Office declared One magazine obscene under the Comstock Act and seized it. One magazine was the publication of the Mattachine Society, and contained articles supporting homosexuality. The publisher sued the government and lost. They appealed to the 9th Circuit and the court agreed that One magazine was obscene. The publisher appealed to the Supreme Court. While the court decided not to hear the case, they issued a very tiny opinion that reversed the decision of the lower courts, thereby enabling the Mattachine and other groups like it to use the mail to begin communicating, organizing etc. This was pre-internet and the postal mail was one of the few means of mass communication to do large scale organizing, and because of the impact this ruling offered had on the ability for the LGBTQ community to organize, this short ruling is probably one of the most important lgbt documents.
United States. Supreme Court. United States Reports: Cases Adjudged In the Supreme Court. Washington: U.S. Govt. Print. Off.; For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off. Retrieved from HathiTrust,
In the 1950's, the U.S. Government believed that homosexual should not be employed by the federal government because they could be blackmailed by the country's enemies. Congress issued a number of reports on the need to root out and fire known homosexuals from the government.