Washington: State legislators pass a bill banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. It passes with a 25-23 vote in the state Senate and by a 61-37 vote in the state House of Representatives. Washington governor Christine Gregoire says she will sign the bill into law on January 31.
Washington, D.C.: More than 100 gay and lesbian families and their children, wearing rainbow-colored leis, attend the annual Egg Roll on the grounds of the White House, the first time a group of such families has conspicuously attended the event. 
United States: The Federal Marriage Amendment failed to pass the Senate. Of the 60 votes required to invoke the cloture motion, 49 senators voted for putting the amendment to vote and 48 voted against.
The Washington State LGBT non-discrimination law enters into effect after a ballot initiaitve to reverse it fails to collect enough signatures 
The National Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada rules that the Eastern Synod lacks the authority to permit a local option of blessing same-gender unions. However, it also promises to bring a motion authorising the local option to the denomination's National Convention in 2007.
The Anglican Journal reports that the Most Rev. Terence Finlay, retired Archbishop of Toronto and Metropolitan of Ontario, has solemnised the marriage of a lesbian couple, and that Finlay's successor, the Rt. Rev. Colin Johnson, has suspended his licence to conduct weddings.
Hong Kong: The Government accepts the decision of the Appeal Court to equalise the age of consent to 16 (as opposed to 21 for gay men) 
United States: New Jersey's State Supreme Court rules in a 4-3 decision that the state constitution guarantees same-sex couples all the legal benefits of a marriage, but does not explicitly legalize gay marriage in the state.
The Eastern Synod Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada reaffirms (contradicting a National Church Council decision) the Synod's authority to authorise a local option for same-sex blessings, but agrees that it is "prudent" not to implement the authorisation.
November 8 The UK Government publishes regulations outlawing discrimination in Goods and Services covering Northern Ireland which are due to enter into force on the 1st January, which prove controversial with some religious groups 
Three LGBT organisations are granted UN ECOSOC consultative status after a hard fought campaign from many NGO's - ILGA-Europe, LBL and LSVD.
The New Jersey Legislature enacts a bill to establish civil unions in that state. The measure passed 56-19 in the Assembly, and 23-12 in the Senate. It will come into effect 60 days after the governor signs it.