profiles are primarily taken from sections of the human rights watch 2019 world report that relate to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (lgbt) people. In august 1970, richard nixon, on the issue of same-sex marriage, said i cant go that far thats the year 2000! Negroes and whites, okay. other issues of primary importance for the gay rights movement since the 1970s include combating the hivaids epidemic and promoting disease prevention and funding for research lobbying government for nondiscriminatory policies in employment, housing, and other aspects of civil society ending bans on military service for gay individuals expanding hate crimes legislation to include. the gay rights movement in the united states began in the 1920s and saw huge progress in the 2000s, with laws prohibiting homosexual activity. the aclu lesbian gay bisexual transgender project seeks to create a just society for all lgbtq people regardless of race or income. Through litigation, lobbying, public education, and organizing, we work to build a country where our communities can live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association. Gay rights issues in america discussions and disagreements related to the concept of gay rights, such as the belief that homosexuals have the right to engage civil unions, marriage, child adoption, and other similar rights accorded to homosexuals, are a major part of the culture war waged in american politics and society. the economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news,. Gay rights and donald trumps travel ban may hinge on his vote. Sydney man charged over 1988 alleged gay-hate murder of scott johnson to remain in custody. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (lgbt) rights in germany have evolved significantly over the course of the last decades. During the 1920s and early 1930s, lesbian and gay people in berlin were generally tolerated by society and many bars and clubs specifically pertaining to gay men were opened. Although same-sex sexual activity between men was already made illegal under paragraph 175 by. Despite the considerable progress that had been made on gay rights issues by 2003, gay sex was still illegal in 14 states.