It is the largest LGBT rights organisation in Europe  and was formed in by political activists and others lobbying against section 28 of the Local Government Act. Stonewall diversified into policy development for the rights of lesbian, gay and bisexual people after Labour came to power in It remains a lobbying organisation rather than a membership organisation. Currently [update] , Stonewall does not have any regional headquarters in Northern Ireland. Its founders  were:.
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Born-again singer Anita Bryant campaigns to overturn an anti-discrimination law protecting gay men and lesbians in Dade County, Fla. Inspired by her victory, Bryant founds the first national anti-gay group, Save Our Children, drawing unprecedented attention to gay issues and motivating gay groups to organize in response. Focus will move to Colorado Springs, Colo. Calling gay people "militant, organized" and "vile," LaHaye anticipates anti-gay arguments to come. California State Sen. John Briggs floats a ballot initiative allowing local school boards to ban gay teachers. Lou Sheldon, who will found the Traditional Values Coalition in
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About Follow Donate. With New Hampshire considering legislation that would make it the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage, could religious individuals and institutions that oppose gay marriage be required to recognize or even solemnize these unions? Although churches and other religious organizations, including charities and schools, have typically been exempt from state and local laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, it remains unclear how these religious institutions might be affected by new laws that require equal treatment for same-sex marriages. Indeed, such concerns prompted New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch D to say he would sign legislation legalizing gay marriage in that state only if lawmakers add provisions giving religious organizations the right not to recognize such marriages.
Last Updated: November 5, References. She provides therapy to people who struggle with addictions, mental health, and trauma in community health settings and private practice. This article has been viewed 62, times. Looking back over the course of history, there have been many changes in how marriage is viewed and defined. One of the biggest changes is very recent, with the gradual legalization of same-sex marriage.