November 6 in LGBTQ History

1976: Patrick Dennis, author of “Auntie Mame” dies at the age of 55 in NYC.

1984: Voters decided to turn a previously unincorporated portion of Los Angeles into the nation’s first “Gay City”, West Hollywood. An estimated 40% of the population is LGBTQ.

1990: Deborah Glick becomes the first openly gay or lesbian individual elected to the legislature  of New York.

1990: By a margin of two to one, voters in Tacoma, Washington reject a ballot initiative which would have reinstated a gay civil rights law repealed by voters in November 1989.

1990: Voters in Seattle, Washington reject Initiative 35, which would have repealed an ordinance granting domestic partnership rights for medical leave and bereavement leave.

2012: Voters in Maine approve a constitutional amendment overturning a voter-approved 2009 ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage in the state.

Maryland voters also approve Question 6 in response to the enactment of the Civil Marriage Protection Act on March 1, 2012, thus allowing same-sex couples to obtain a civil marriage license after 1 January, 2013 and also protecting clergy from having to perform any particular marriage ceremony in violation of their religious beliefs.

Minnesota voters reject a constitutional amendment in Amendment 1 that would have constitutionally defined marriage as one man and one woman.

2012: Washington voters approve Referendum 74 legalizing same-sex marriage.

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