Academic fields and discourse Queer studies Lesbian feminism Queer theory Transfeminism Lavender linguistics. Many LGBT organizations exist to represent and defend the gay community. Antidiscrimination Laws Advocates of gay and lesbian rights have sought the passage of legislation that prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, or public service on the basis of sexual orientation. Prime-time television's portrayals of gay male, lesbian, and bisexual characters". In the s, proponents of same-sex marriage scored victories after courts ruled against state bans on such marriages in both Hawaii in Baehr v.
Another argument against same-sex marriage is that it will assimilate gays and lesbians into the dominant culture and drain off the radicalism implicit in the gay and lesbian lifestyle.
Faced with increasing pressure at the beginning of his administration, Clinton agreed to a six-month delay in lifting the ban. The law, which never went into effect, was repealed by a "people's veto" referendum that was initiated by a petition campaign. Retrieved June 25, At the same time as LGBT and multiculturalism relation, we may consider the inclusion of LGBT community into a larger multicultural model, as for example in universities,  such multicultural model includes the LGBT community together and equal representation with other large minority groups such as African Americans in the United States. Gay and Lesbian Rights The goal of full legal and social equality for gay men and lesbians sought by the gay movement in the United States and other Western countries. The issue moved into the political arena following President Bill Clinton's election in November
This page was last edited on 12 Februaryat Most laws were limited to prohibiting discrimination against homosexuals in the workplace. The Supreme Court has found that state laws prohibiting homosexual sodomy are not unconstitutional. Lesbians and gay men are often portrayed inaccurately in television, films, and other media. The issue of same-sex marriage is of national interest because states traditionally accord full faith and credit full legal recognition to marriages performed in other states. At the state level, the voters of Oregon in approved a referendum that repealed an executive order by former governor Neil Goldschmidt that had prohibited state agencies from discrimination based on sexual orientation.