1991 in LGBT rights

This is a list of notable events in the history of LGBT rights that took place in the year 1991.

List of years in LGBT rights (table)

EventsEdit

  • U.S. state of Connecticut bans sexual orientation discrimination in the private sector.[1]
  • U.S. state of Hawaii bans sexual orientation discrimination in the private sector.[1]

JanuaryEdit

  • 29 — Minnesota governor Arne Carlson issues an executive order banning sexual orientation discrimination in the public sector.[2]

AprilEdit

MayEdit

  • 1 — Three same-sex couples file suit in Hawaii alleging that the state constitution guarantees their right to marry.[4]
  • 19 — The Executive Council of Hong Kong votes to decriminalize homosexuality.

AugustEdit

  • 16 — New Jersey governor James Florio issues an executive order prohibiting sexual orientation discrimination in the public sector.[5]

DecemberEdit


See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-06-09. Retrieved 2007-06-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.leg.mn/archive/execorders/91-04.pdf (Adobe Acrobat format)
  3. ^ Pallot, Peter (17 April 1991). "Homosexual fostering policies banned". The Daily Telegraph (42242). p. 1.
  4. ^ Eskridge, p. 4
  5. ^ Executive Order #39
  6. ^ Lewin, Tamar (December 18, 1991). "Disabled Woman's Care Given to Lesbian Partner". New York Times. Retrieved April 5, 2015.

ReferencesEdit

  • Eskridge, Jr., William N. (1996). The Case for Same-Sex Marriage: From Sexual Liberty to Civilized Commitment. New York City, The Free Press, a Division of Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-684-82404-3.