Sincethe staff has worked to secure civil rights for gays, lesbians and persons with HIV via education, public policy work and litigation. Pop singer Ricky Martin declared publicly in March what he avoided discussing for years. April 26, - Vermont becomes the first state to legalize civil-unions between same-sex couples. In December"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts came out as a lesbian in a Facebook post reflecting on the past year and thanking fans for their support after her bone marrow transplant. July 26, - President Donald Trump announces via Twitter that "After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US Military
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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoes the bill. March 4, - Daniela Vega, the star of Oscar-winning foreign film "A Fantastic Woman," becomes the first openly transgender presenter in Academy Awards history when she introduces a performance by Sufjan Stevens, whose song "Mystery of Love" from the "Call Me By Your Name" soundtrack, is nominated for best original song. September 21, - President Clinton signs the Defense of Marriage Act, banning federal recognition of same-sex marriage and defining marriage as "a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife. The bill later goes to the Judiciary Committee but is never brought for consideration. Lesbiangaybisexualand transgender LGBT topics. For organizations affiliated with political partiesplease see List of LGBT organizations that affiliate with political parties. Biology Birth order Demographics Environment Heterosexual—homosexual continuum Homosexuality and psychology Kinsey scale Klein Grid Neuroscience Prenatal hormones Sexual inversion Sexual orientation change efforts Conversion therapy Sexual orientation identity Timeline of sexual orientation and medicine.
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