Arnold Schwarzenegger R vetoes it. Vaginal sex- 16 years, Anal sex- 18 years. My denomination, United Church of Christ, does. And I care about them deeply. August through November Montana Supreme Court rules that the gay and lesbian partners of Montana University employees have the same right to health insurance benefits as their heterosexual counterparts. Alabama voters approve constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. The hate crime law, which Congress had first introduced ingives the Justice Department jurisdiction over crimes of violence in which a perpetrator has selected a victim because of sexual orientation or gender identity, as well as many other characteristics.
ABC broke into its daytime lineup May 9,to announce a historic shift:
See Obama's 20-Year Evolution on LGBT Rights
Massachusetts begins marrying same-sex couples. I must admit that I may have been infected with society's prejudices and predilections and attributed them to God; that Jesus' call to love one another might demand a different conclusion; and that in years hence I may be seen as someone who was on the wrong side of history. Open service for transgender troops remains verboten. Department of Public Health, the couples seek the right to marry. Jodi Rell R signs bill authorizing civil unions for same-sex couples, effective Oct. A Kenyan organization aimed at promoting awareness and creating an appropriate environment for the well-being of all transgender and intersex individuals in Kenya.
It should be up to religious denominations to determine whether they wanted to recognize that as marriage or not, he said. Obama says that conversion therapy for minors should be banned. I've stood on the side of broader equality for the LGBT community. Obama becomes the first president to use the word 'transgender' in a State of the Union address. President Bush announces support for federal constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Now, for me as a Christian — for me — for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union.