LGBTQ Making History: On This Day

July 2016

On This Day: February 20th, 2000

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February 20th, 2000 Having gained recognition by Kent State University as an official student organization, the Alpha Psi chapter of Delta Lambda Phi, a national social fraternity for gay, bisexual, and progressive men, inducted its first pledge class. SOURCES: Clevenger, Christopher. "Alpha Psi Celebrates Ten Years of Brotherhood." 12 February 2010. Delta Lambda Phi-- Alpha [...]

On This Day: February 6th, 2004

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February 6th, 2004 Governor Bob Taft signed H.B. 272, also known as the Defensive of Marriage Act (DOMA) into law. The law defines marriage as being between one woman and one man. Nine months later, on November 2, state voters approved an amendment to the Ohio constitution that reaffirmed this definition. SOURCES: Shuler, Pete. "Spreading [...]

On This Day: June 11th, 2000

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June 11th, 2000 Organizers revived the greater Cincinnati Gay Pride Parade after a five-year absence. Starting at Burnet Woods, marchers made their way to Hoffner Park. SOURCES: Cudnik, Doreen. "There's No Denying the Pride in Cincinnati." 9 June 2000. Gay People's Chronicle, 9 May 2010. Cudnik, Doreen. "Marchers Return City's Pride After Five Years." 16 [...]

On This Day: May 15th, 2002

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May 15th, 2002 The Ohio Supreme Court unanimously struck down the state’s "importuning" law, a law that made it illegal to ask someone of the same gender for sex. The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that Ohio's importuning law violated federal and state equal protection guarantees. SOURCES: Glassman, Anthony. "Importuning Law is Gone." 17 May 2002. [...]

On This Day: November 2nd, 2004

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November 2nd, 2004 53.8% of Cincinnati voters voted to repeal Article XII or, as it was also known, Issue 3. Approved by Cincinnati voters in 1993, Article XII prohibited Cincinnati's City Council from granting members of the LGBTQ community "minority or protected status, quota preference or other preferential treatment." SOURCES Korte, Gregory. "Idea Shift Deep-Sixed [...]

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