This is a list of notable events in the history of LGBT rights that took place in the year 1993.
Sodomy laws in the
Republic of Ireland are repealed. Minnesota bans private-sector discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, becoming the first U.S. state to enact a law addressing transgender civil rights. 
15 — In U.S. state of Colorado, district court judge Jeffrey Bayless issues a temporary injunction in , preventing Amendment 2 from becoming part of the state constitution. Romer v. Evans
5 — In , the Baehr v. Lewin Hawaii Supreme Court rules that denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples constitutes discrimination based on sex under the Hawaii Constitution. The court remands the case to the trial court to determine whether the state had a "compelling" state interest in barring such marriages.   19 — Colorado's Supreme Court upholds an injunction issued by a district court in January against Amendment 2 and sends it back to the district court to be scrutinized.
1 — A court orders the federal government of
Canada to grant a gay federal worker spousal and bereavement benefits equal to those heterosexual employees receive. 7 — In the United States, the AFL-CIO labor union passes a resolution to oppose the repeal of gay rights laws. References Edit
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.