1926: The Captive, a melodrama about a young woman seduced by an older woman (her “shadow”), creates a sensation on Broadway for its lesbian undertones.
1991: California Governor Pete Wilson vetoes AB 101 a gay and lesbian employment rights bill, inciting what some call Stonewall II, a month of marches and angry protests across the state.
2005: Arnold Schwarzenegger, governor of California, vetoes the bill passed by the California Legislature on September 6 that would have legalized same-sex marriage.
2006: The Anglican Journal reports that Terence Finlay, retired Archbishop of Toronto and Metropolitan of Ontario, has solemnized the marriage of a lesbian couple—and that Finlay’s successor, Colin Johnson, has suspended his license to conduct weddings.
2010: Tasmania passes a bill recognizing legal same-sex marriages performed outside Tasmania.
2012: California Governor Jerry Brown signs SB 1172, a historic bill banning gay conversion therapy for minors.