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1997 in LGBT rights

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Events Edit

  • Sodomy is decriminalized in People's Republic of China.
  • Fiji's becomes the second country in the world whose constitution explicitly protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation, although the Fijian Government does not invalidate or repeal its sodomy laws.

April Edit

  • Ellen DeGeneres' character, Ellen Morgan, comes out on TV, seen by 42 million viewers.

October Edit

  • In the United Kingdom, Home Office minister Mike O'Brien announced that same-sex partners were eligible for British residency, based on a 4 year relationship akin to marriage.

December Edit



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