Views Read Edit View history. If a person identifies as transgender, this typically means their gender differs from their sex assigned at birth. In part the erosion of these values has given way to a celebration of forms of expression most reject. Archived from the original on August 26, Hodges that same-sex marriage cannot be prohibited by a state. Prior tolesbian and gay people were not permitted to serve in the US military. Infacing a circuit split, the Supreme Court resolved the question of whether state bans on gay marriage violated the Equal Protection and.
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The Pentagon announces it will begin processing transgender applicants to the military on January first, while the Department of Justice continues to appeal the ruling. May 17, - The Senate confirms Eric Fanning to be secretary of the Army, making him the first openly gay secretary of a US military branch. The laws addressed by Human Rights Watch help entrench and exacerbate a climate in which LGBT people already face mistreatment and barriers to their full and equal participation in the public sphere. The legal scholar had said that, if the Supreme Court did so, many states would likely legalize abortion on their own. In Tennessee, a recent state law permits mental health counselors to turn away clients based on their religious beliefs. Retrieved November 18,
On September 30,the Defense Department issued new guidelines that allow military chaplains to officiate at same-sex weddings, on or off military installations, in states where such weddings are allowed. Archived from the original on April 5, British singer Elton John discussed his bisexuality for the first time in a Rolling Stone interview. Rights and legal issues. On March 1,the Articles of War of are implemented. Obama was criticized for meeting with anti-gay Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni at a dinner with African heads of state in August