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Illinois is 1st state to decriminalize homosexual acts between adults.

1962

World's first transgender organization was established in San Francisco.

1966

Gay bar in New York fight back during a police raid, was three days of riots.

1969

APA removes homosexuality off its list of mental disorders.

1973

Civil rights ordinance made sexual orientation discrimination illegal in Florida

1977

75,000 people joined National March on Washington for LBG rights in DC

1979

Wisconsin becomes 1st state to outlaw discrimination of sexual orientation

1982

CA becomes 1st city to offer its employees domestic-partnership benefits

1984

U.S. military permits gays to serve in military but banned homosexual activity

1993

Denied gays and lesbians protections against discrimination in CO

1996

VT was 1st state in country to legalize civil unions between gay/les couples

2000

Same-sex marriages become legal in Massachusetts.

2004

Civil unions become legal in Connecticut

2005

Civil unions become legal in New Jersey

2006

IA Supreme Court unanimously rejects state law banning same-sex marriage

2009

Washington becomes the seventh state to legalize gay marriage

2012

Republicans back legal brief asking that same-sex marriage is a right

2013

Supreme Court blocks any further same-sex marriages

2014