Sept. 1, 2009—Vermont legalized same-sex
Sept. 4, 1957—The Report of the Departmental
Committee on Homosexual Offences and
Prostitution was published in Britain after a
succession of well-known men were convicted
of homosexual offences.
Sept. 6, 2005—The California Legislature passes
a bill to legalize same-sex marriage.
Sept. 7, 2001—First Gay and Lesbian Television
Network Is Launched in Canada.
Sept. 12, 2013—A Commonwealth Court judge
orders the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Register of Wills, D. Bruce Hanes, to stop issuing
marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Sept. 14, 2005—The Massachusetts Legislature
rejects a proposed amendment to its state constitution to ban same-sex marriages.
Sept. 19, 2005—Vatican Bans Gay Seminarians under Pope Benedict XVI.
Sept. 20, 2011—The Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal
Act ended after 17 years under President
Sept. 21, 1993—House passes the Hate Crimes
Sentencing Enhancement Act by a voice vote.
Sept. 21, 1996—U.S. President Clinton Signs
Defense of Marriage Act.
Sept. 21, 1996—President Bill Clinton signs the
Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) defining marriage
between one man and one woman.
Sept. 23, 1992—Massachusetts Grants Family Rights to Gay and Lesbian State Workers.
Sept. 24, 1951 through 1952—George Jorgensen
Becomes Christine Jorgensen. Surgeons
at Gentofte Hospital in Copenhagen performed
an orchiectomy on Christine.
Sept. 27, 2013—A New Jersey state judge rules
that same-sex couples must be permitted to
marry in New Jersey starting October 21.
Sept. 29, 1991—California Governor Wilson Vetoes
Sept. 29, 2005—CA Governor A. Schwarzenegger
vetoes the same-sex marriage bill.
Sept. 30, 2004—The U.S. House of Representatives votes against amending the Constitution
to prohibit same-sex marriage.
Sept. 30, 2011—The U.S. Department of Defense
issues new guidelines allowing military
chaplains to perform same-sex ceremonies.
Sept. 1983—First National Lesbians of Color
Conference Convenes sponsored by NOW.
Sources: Historic Calendar Project, Wikipedia, Library of Congress,
Gay/Lesbian Issues, CNN.