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This is a list of notable events in the history of LGBT rights that took place in the year 1973.

EventsEdit

January Edit

The Metropolitan Community Church's headquarters in Los Angeles is burned to the ground by an unknown assailant. No persons are inside of the building at the time of the fire.

June Edit

October Edit

  • 10 – The Toronto city council passes a resolution banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in civic hiring.

November Edit

  • 5 – The Supreme Court of the United States in Wainwright v. Stone finds that the sodomy law of Florida is not unconstitutionally vague, reversing a Fifth Circuit ruling.[1]
  • 9 — The Kentucky Court of Appeals rules in Jones v. Callahan that two women were properly denied a marriage license despite the gender neutrality of the state's marriage statute.[2]

December Edit

  • 13 – Washington, D.C.'s Title 34 makes discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation illegal.
  • 15 – The board of the American Psychiatric Association votes 13–0 to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders, the DSM-II. The resolution also urges an end to private and public discrimination and the repeal of laws discriminating against homosexuals.[3]
  • 20 – The city council of New York City rejects a gay rights ordinance.
  • 21 – A United States federal judge issues a bulletin stating that the federal civil service may not terminate an employee based on sexual orientation alone.

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Notes Edit

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  2. Jones v. Callahan, 501 S.W.2d 588 (November 9, 1973)
  3. Caplan, Arthur L. (1987). Scientific controversies: case studies in the resolution and closure of disputes in science and technology. Cambridge University Press, 392. ISBN 0-521-27560-1. 

See also Edit


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