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This is a list of notable events in the history of LGBT rights that took place in the year 2010.

EventsEdit

February Edit

March Edit

  • 1 – Crime Decree 2009[3] decriminalises in Fiji.[4] Fiji became the first Pacific Island country to formally decriminalise homosexuality.
  • 2 – The European Court of Human Rights ruled unanimously against "a blanket exclusion of persons living in a homosexual relationship from succession to a tenancy" in Kozak v. Poland.[5][6]
  • 4 – Mexico City's same-sex marriage and adoption laws come into effect.[7] This follows twenty-two couples' taking part in a symbolic marriage ceremony in Tlaxcala on February 26 to highlight the issue.[8]
  • 9 – The first same-sex marriages are performed in the District of Columbia, with licenses having been available since March 3.[9]
  • 31
  • The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopts a recommendation on measures to combat discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity.[10][11]
  • In Fields v. Smith the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin strikes down the state's "Inmate Sex Change Prevention Act." Passed in 2005, the law barred doctors in Wisconsin prisons from prescribing hormone treatment or sex reassignment surgery to transgender inmates. The court finds that denial of treatment absent a medically necessary reason constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.[12]

April Edit

May Edit

  • 17 – Amid controversy, a law enabling same-sex marriage in Portugal is promulgated by president Aníbal Cavaco Silva, although adoption is ruled out.[18][19] The law comes into force on June 5, with the first marriage on June 7.
  • 18 – Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza are convicted in a Malawian court or having committed "unnatural offenses" and "indecent practices between males" under sections 153 and 156 of Malawi's criminal code after local newspapers reported that they had participated in a public same-sex chinkhoswe, or engagement ceremony.[20] Monjeza, who identifies as male, and Chimbalanga, a transgender person who identifies as female, are each sentenced to 14 years hard labour on May 20, but are pardoned by President Bingu wa Mutharika following international pressure and an appeal from United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.[21]

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October Edit

  • 10 – Belgrade anti-gay riot failed to prevent Pride parade in Belgrade from being carried out. Unfortunately, the riot caused serious damage to many individual businesses and to some of city infrastructure.

November Edit

  • 2- Voters in El Paso, Texas pass an initiative that strips health insurance benefits from the unmarried partners of city employees.[64] Supporters say that their intention was to target gay city employees and their partners.[65]

December Edit

Deaths Edit

  • September 22 – Tyler Clementi, American student, committed suicide after a video of his sexual encounter with a man was streamed over the internet without his knowledge.[69]

See also Edit

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References Edit

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  2. Lavoie, Denise. "Case backs need for sex-change surgery", The Boston Globe, February 3, 2010. Retrieved on December 12, 2010. 
  3. Fiji first Pacific Island nation with colonial-era sodomy laws to formally decriminalise homosexuality. UNAIDS (March 4, 2010). Retrieved on December 13, 2010.
  4. Chand, Shalveen. "Same sex law decriminalised", The Fiji Times, February 26, 2010. Retrieved on December 13, 2010. 
  5. Kozak v. Poland, [2010] ECHR 280. Retrieved December 11, 2010.
  6. Cienski, Jan. "Polish conservatives aghast at Human Rights Court verdict", March 18, 2010. Retrieved on December 12, 2010. Archived from the original on December 2, 2010. 
  7. "Mexico City’s gay marriage law takes effect", March 4, 2010. Retrieved on December 12, 2010. 
  8. Holman, John. "Anger at Mexico's gay marriage law", Al Jazeera.net, March 6, 2010. Retrieved on July 22, 2010. 
  9. Gresko, Jessica. "Same-sex marriage becomes legal in DC", March 3, 2010. Retrieved on March 3, 2010. Archived from the original on March 3, 2010. 
  10. Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)5 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on measures to combat discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity. Council of Europe Committee of Ministers (March 31, 2010). Retrieved on July 22, 2010.
  11. Wockner, Rex. "Council of Europe passes 'historic' LGBT recommendations", Bay Windows, April 13, 2010. Retrieved on December 12, 2010. 
  12. Fields v. Smith, 712 F.Supp.2d 830 (2010)
  13. Katikanemi, Bhargav. "Arkansas judge strikes down gay adoption ban", April 17, 2010. Retrieved on December 12, 2010. Archived from the original on December 4, 2010. 
  14. Moritz, Rob. "Judge strikes down adoption ban", Arkansas News, Stephens Media, April 16, 2010. Retrieved on December 12, 2010. Archived from the original on November 19, 2010. 
  15. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Resolution 1728 (2010)
  16. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Recommendation 1915 (2010)
  17. Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly strongly condemns discrimination against LGBT people in Europe. ILGA-Europe (May 3, 2010). Retrieved on December 12, 2010.
  18. Hatton, Barry. "Portugal's president ratifies gay marriage law", Google News, May 17, 2010. Retrieved on May 17, 2010. Archived from the original on June 5, 2010. 
  19. "Portugal's president to ratify same-sex marriage law", BBC, May 17, 2010. Retrieved on December 11, 2010. 
  20. Gay couple convicted in Malawi faces 14-year term. NPR (May 18, 2010). Retrieved on December 11, 2010.
  21. "Malawi pardons jailed gay couple", BBC, May 29, 2010. Retrieved on July 22, 2010. Archived from the original on August 31, 2010. 
  22. Memorandum for the heads of executive departments and agencies: Extension of benefits to same-sex domestic partners of federal employees. White House Office of the Press Secretary (June 2, 2010). Archived from the original on November 27, 2010. Retrieved on December 11, 2010.
  23. Arce, Dwyer. "Obama extends additional benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees", June 3, 2010. Retrieved on December 11, 2010. 
  24. Schalk and Kopf v. Austria, [2010] ECHR 995. Retrieved December 11, 2010.
  25. Buyse, Antoine. "Strasbourg court rules that states are not obliged to allow gay marriage", The Guardian, June 24, 2010. Retrieved on December 12, 2010. 
  26. PM Marries with New Marital Law. Iceland Review Online (June 27, 2010). Retrieved on July 22, 2010.
  27. Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, 561 U.S. ___, 130 S.Ct. 2971, 177 L.Ed.2d 838 (2010). Retrieved December 11, 2010.
  28. Schmidt, Peter. "Supreme Court Decision on Law School's Anti-Bias Policy May Have Limited Impact", June 28, 2010. Retrieved on December 11, 2010. 
  29. "Civil Partnership Bill passes through Dáil", RTÉ News, July 11, 2010. Retrieved on August 13, 2010. Archived from the original on July 4, 2010. 
  30. "Civil Partnership Bill passes the Seanad", RTÉ News, July 8, 2010. Retrieved on August 13, 2010. Archived from the original on July 11, 2010. 
  31. Taylor, Charplie. "Civil Partnership Bill signed into law", The Irish Times, July 19, 2010. Retrieved on August 13, 2010. 
  32. Roig, Suzanne. "Hawaii Governor Vetoes Civil-Unions Bill", July 7, 2010. Retrieved on December 12, 2010. Archived from the original on December 1, 2010. 
  33. HJ and HT v Home Secretary [2010] UKSC 31, [2010] 3 WLR 386. Retrieved December 11, 2010.
  34. Travis, Alan. "Gay refugees must get asylum, rule judges", The Guardian, July 7, 2010. Retrieved on December 12, 2010. Archived from the original on December 10, 2010. 
  35. Keen, Lisa. "DOMA decisions released", July 8, 2010. Retrieved on December 12, 2010. 
  36. Goodnough, Abby. "Judge Topples U.S. Rejection of Gay Unions", July 8, 2010. Retrieved on July 9, 2010. Archived from the original on July 13, 2010. 
  37. "Key Argentine Senate Panel Advises Against Gay Marriage Bill", On Top Magazine, July 6, 2010. Retrieved on December 12, 2010. 
  38. Lower House approves gay marriage. Momento 24 (May 5, 2010). Retrieved on December 12, 2010.
  39. "Cristina Kirchner signs bill legalizing same-sex couples' marriage", July 22, 2010. Retrieved on December 12, 2010. 
  40. "US gay rights group gets UN accreditation", Associated Press via CBS, July 19, 2010. Retrieved on December 12, 2010. 
  41. P.B. and J.S. v. Austria [2010] ECHR 1146. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
  42. Peroni, Lourdes (July 27, 2010). P.B. and J.S. v. Austria: Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation. Strasbourg Observers. Human Rights Centre, Faculty of Law, Ghent University. Archived from the original on December 2, 2010. Retrieved on December 12, 2010.
  43. Perry v. Schwarzenegger, 704 F.Supp.2d 921. Accessed December 12, 2010.
  44. Dolan, Maura. "Judge strikes down Prop. 8, allows gay marriage in California [Updated]", Los Angeles Times, August 4, 2010. Retrieved on December 12, 2010. Archived from the original on December 6, 2010. 
  45. Joel Rosenblatt and Edvard Pettersson. "California Gay Marriage Remains Banned During Appeal", August 16, 2010. Retrieved on August 16, 2010. Archived from the original on August 19, 2010. 
  46. "Mexican Court Upholds Capital’s Gay Marriage Law", Voice of America, August 5, 2010. Retrieved on December 12, 2010. 
  47. "Supreme court rules gay weddings valid in all Mexico", BBC, August 10, 2010. Retrieved on December 12, 2010. 
  48. Template:Es icon Cancino, Fabiola. "Nueve ministros a favor de la adopción en matrimonios gay", CNN México, August 16, 2010. Retrieved on December 12, 2010. Template:Languageicon 
  49. Castillo, E. Eduardo (August 16, 2010). Mexico Supreme Court Upholds Gay Adoptions. Associated Press via ABC. Retrieved on December 12, 2010.
  50. Sharpe, Tom. "Judge: No easy way out for same-sex couple", The Santa Fe New Mexican, August 9, 2010. Retrieved on December 12, 2010. 
  51. Levitz, David. "Germany's gay couples to receive equal inheritance tax rights", Deutsche Welle, August 17, 2010. Retrieved on December 12, 2010. Archived from the original on November 30, 2010. 
  52. "Tasmania moves to recognise same-sex unions", Australian Broadcasting Corporation, September 1, 2010. Retrieved on December 11, 2010. Archived from the original on November 25, 2010. 
  53. Appleton, Roy. "Dallas judge's ruling saying gay couple could divorce in Texas rejected on appeal", The Dallas Morning News, September 1, 2010. Retrieved on December 12, 2010. Archived from the original on November 3, 2010. 
  54. In the Matter of the Marriage of J.B. and H.B. Docket No. 05-09-01170-CV (Tex. App.-Dallas, 2010)
  55. Schwartz, John. "Judge Rules That Military Policy Violates Rights of Gays", September 9, 2010. Retrieved on December 12, 2010. Archived from the original on December 7, 2010. 
  56. Willon, Phil. "Judge declares U.S. military's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy openly banning gay service members unconstitutional", The Los Angeles Times, September 9, 2010. Retrieved on December 12, 2010. Archived from the original on December 5, 2010. 
  57. Schimizzi, Carrie. "Ninth Circuit indefinitely extends stay on 'Don't Ask Don't Tell'", November 2, 2010. Retrieved on December 12, 2010. Archived from the original on November 12, 2010. 
  58. Dennett, Harley. "Let them serve: Defence drops ban on transgender soldiers", September 15, 2010. Retrieved on December 12, 2010. 
  59. "NY law lets unmarried adults jointly adopt", The Associated Press via The Boston Herald, September 20, 2010. Retrieved on October 1, 2010. Archived from the original on September 24, 2010. 
  60. Marbin Miller, Carol. "Appeals court: Florida ban on gay adoption unconstitutional", December 12, 2010. Retrieved on September 22, 2010. Archived from the original on October 6, 2010. 
  61. "Florida gay adoption ban ends", Associated Press via MSNBC, October 22, 2010. Retrieved on December 12, 2010. 
  62. Tasmania to recognise same-sex marriage
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  64. Judge upholds ban on domestic partner benefits
  65. Domestic partner benefits law sends El Paso backward, some say
  66. 66.0 66.1 Runningen, Roger. "Obama Signs Repeal of Ban on Gays in Military, Says Law Strengthens U.S", Bloomberg, December 22, 2010. Retrieved on December 22, 2010. 
  67. CBS News – Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Passes in the House
  68. CNN – Senate votes to repeal ban on gays openly serving in military
  69. Pilkington, Ed. "Tyler Clementi, student outed as gay on internet, jumps to his death: Gay student Tyler Clementi whose roommate allegedly streamed video of him having sex with a man killed himself the next day", September 30, 2010. Retrieved on May 18, 2011. Archived from the original on May 3, 2011. 

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