Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first. And the answer, so far, is encouraging: That secretariat has since been transferred to the Department of Canadian Heritage and reports to Waterloo MP Bardish Chagger, tapped to be the minister of diversity and inclusion and youth. For its poll during the week of July 26, the PCO included six questions to give the LGBTQ2 Secretariat some information about Canadian attitudes towards minority sexual orientations and gender identities.
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Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. Let me know what you think at dearmaya nytimes. American attitudes about L. In fact, in , Americans were split on whether lesbian and gay sex should be legal at all: 43 percent believed it should be, 43 percent believed it should not and the remaining 14 percent had no opinion. Today, 83 percent say such intimate relationships should be legal, and only 2 percent had no opinion, according to a new Gallup poll. It was Gallup that conducted that first poll too, and the organization has been updating its data ever since, as well as adding new survey questions about transgender and other emerging issues. In , for example, it first asked Americans if they supported same-sex marriage , and 27 percent said yes.
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However, LGBT Americans may still face some legal and many social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents, particularly in states with large conservative populations, such as in the Deep South ; in rural areas; and in some Native American tribal nations. In five landmark rulings between the years and , the Supreme Court invalidated a state law banning protected class recognition based upon homosexuality , struck down sodomy laws nationwide, struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act , made same-sex marriage legal nationwide, and prohibited employment discrimination against gay and transgender employees. LGBT-related anti-discrimination law regarding housing and private and public services varies by state, leaving residents of some states unprotected. Twenty-three states plus Washington, D.
The Briggs Initiative ,  officially California Proposition 6 , was a ballot initiative put to a referendum on the California state ballot in the November 7, election. The failed initiative sought to ban gays and lesbians from working in California's public schools. Openly gay San Francisco politician Harvey Milk was instrumental in fighting the measure.