District Court for the District of Montana ruling in Rolando v. Transgender rights in the United States. In OctoberCongress passed the Matthew Shepard Actwhich expanded the definition of hate crimes to include gender, sexual orientation, gender-identity, and disability. On January 4,he appointed Amanda Simpson the Senior Technical Advisor to the Department of Commercemaking her the first openly transgender person appointed to a government post by a U. Born female, Brandon Teena was living as a man in Nebraska when he was raped and killed by two men in No ban on conversion therapy.
August 14, - Christine Hallquist wins the Democratic primary in the Vermont governor's race, becoming the first openly transgender gubernatorial candidate for a major party.
Report: States passed more pro-LGBT laws in 2018 than anti-LGBT laws
The bill later goes to the Judiciary Committee but is never brought for consideration. Hodges in which the Supreme Court of the United States struck down all state bans on same-sex marriage, stating that "races don't fall in love, genders don't fall in love—people fall in love". Retrieved January 31, De jure penalty that is de facto not enforced. Legal since As part of Jordan  Gaza: Retrieved January 21,
Eisenhower signs an executive order that bans homosexuals from working for the federal government, saying they are a security risk. Retrieved June 25, Retrieved October 3, Retrieved November 2, Employment discrimination refers to discriminatory employment practices such as bias in hiring, promotion, job assignment, termination, and compensation, and various types of harassment. On September 30,the Defense Department issued new guidelines that allow military chaplains to officiate at same-sex weddings, on or off military installations, in states where such weddings are allowed.