July 1, 2013—Delaware’s Senate decided in
a 12-9 vote to end marriage discrimination.
July 3, 1975—U.S. Civil Service Commission
Prohibits Discrimination Against Federal
July 3, 1992—An estimated 300 lesbians and
gay men march in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s
first-ever pride celebration.
July 4, 1969—Daughters of Bilitis and Mattachine
society members picket Independence
Hall in Philadelphia for the fifth and last time.
July 6, 2006—The New York Court of Appeals
rules that a state law banning same-sex marriage
July 6, 2011—A federal appeals court suspended
the DADT policy.
July 7, 2009—A new District of Columbia law
recognizing same-sex marriages performed
elsewhere takes effect.
July 9, 2010—Judge Joseph Tauro of Massachusetts
rules that the 1996 Defense of
Marriage Act is unconstitutional because it interferes
with a state’s right to define marriage.
July 14, 2004—The U.S. Senate blocks a
proposed Constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage from moving forward in
Congress. (48 votes out of 60 needed).
July 15, 1975—Santa Cruz County, California,
is the first U.S. county to make job discrimination
against gay men and lesbians illegal.
July 15, 2010—A federal appeals court upholds
the D.C. law, rejecting an anti-same-sex
July 19-20, 1848—The Seneca Falls Convention,
the first women’s rights Convention took place in NY.
July 22, 2010—Argentina becomes first Country
in Latin America to legalize gay marriage.
July 24, 2011—Gay marriage becomes legal
in NY state.
July 25, 1985—Actor Rock Hudson announces
he has AIDS. He passed away at the age of
59, on October 2, 1985.
July 31, 1965—Lesbian and gay demonstrators
picket the Pentagon to protest discrimination in the military.
July 31, 1969—Gay Liberation Front forms.
July, 1982—Gay-related immunodeficiency is
July 1993—ILGA is the first gay or lesbian
organization to be recognized by the UN.
Sources: Historic Calendar Project, Wikipedia, Library of Congress,
Gay/Lesbian Issues, CNN.