If you sneezed last week, you might have missed them. Two major changes in the fight for LGBT equality took place last week -- and they literally will change the playing field forever. And the surprise was who set it and who shrugged it off. The frontrunner, former Massachusetts Gov.
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That's the assessment of Hillary Goodridge, one of 14 people whose lawsuit led Massachusetts in to become the first state to sanction gay and lesbian marriages. Twelve years later, by a vote, the high court made it 50 states. More than , same-sex couples in the United States are married, including about , who have wed since the ruling. The Supreme Court extended workplace protections nationwide last week for the LGBTQ community, ruling that a landmark civil rights law barring sex discrimination in the workplace applies to gay, lesbian and transgender workers.
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State and territory governments adopt variations of the UK's anti-homosexual laws. This focuses attention in the state on gay rights and police violence. The Advertiser newspaper calls for reform.
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