Mar 3, 2004—Oregon’s Multnomah County
Clerk’s office issues marriage licenses for
Mar 3, 2010—Marriage licenses became
available in Washington, D.C.
Mar 5, 2006—Brokeback Mountain, Capote, and Transamerica receive Oscars.
Mar 7, 1967—CBS Airs CBS Reports: The Homosexuals
anchored by Mike Wallace.
Mar 7, 1972—The first US municipal rights
ordinance forbidding hiring discrimination
against lesbians and gay men is passed in
East Lansing, Michigan.
Mar 7, 2004—Gene Robinson Becomes First
Out Gay Bishop in Christian History.
Mar 11, 1778—Lt. Gotthold Enslin is the first
U.S. soldier to be dismissed for homosexuality.
Mar 11, 1975—Madison, Wisconsin passes a
bill granting civil rights protection to gays and
Mar 11, 2004—California Supreme Court orders
San Francisco to stop issuing marriage
licenses to same-sex couples.
Mar 12, 1976—Presidential candidate, Jimmy
Carter, expresses in Los Angeles his support
for gay and lesbian rights. He backtracked
once in office.
Mar 12, 2013—Colorado lawmakers pass legislation
to legalize civil unions for same-sex
Mar 14, 2005—A Superior Court judge rules
that California’s law that limits marriage to a
union between a man and a woman is unconstitutional.
Mar 18, 1971—Idaho decriminalizes “gay” sex
acts between consenting adults.
Mar 20, 1977—The Arkansas State House of
Representatives unanimously passes a resolution
in praise of Anita Bryant and her antigay
and lesbian rights campaign.
Mar 20, 1986—The New York City Council
passes a municipal rights ordinance for the
city’s gay men and lesbians.
Mar 23, 2009—The Vermont state Senate votes
26 to 4 to legalize same- sex marriage.
Mar 26, 1997—The first official meeting of
people brought together to discuss gay and
lesbian rights is held at the White House. Bill
Clinton is President.
Mar 26, 2000—At 72nd Academy Awards, Hilary
Swank wins Best Actress for Boys Don’t Cry.
Mar 29, 1976—US Supreme Court rules that
Virginia’s anti-sodomy laws are constitutional.
Mar 29, 2010—Ricky Martin declared on his
website: “I am a fortunate homosexual man.”
Sources: Historic Calendar Project, Wikipedia, Library of Congress,
Gay and Lesbian Issues.