1977: Washington, D.C., protects gays against workplace discrimination.
1982: Wisconsin becomes the first state to pass a law protecting its gay and lesbian citizens from discrimination in employment and housing.
1989: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that workplace discrimination based on nonconformity to traditional gender expectations is illegal.
1992: Colorado passes the antigay Amendment 2, which was overturned in 1996. California, New Jersey, and Vermont pass laws banning antigay workplace discrimination.
1994: The pro-gay Employment Non-Discrimination Act is introduced in Congress.
1998: President Bill Clinton issues Executive Order 13087, banning antigay discrimination in federal civilian employment.
2004: The sixth circuit U.S. court of appeals rules that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects transgender people from workplace discrimination.
2005: Illinois and Maine become the 15th and 16th states to pass workplace protection laws.
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|Title Annotation:||TIME LINE|
|Publication:||The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Oct 11, 2005|
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