Gay rights: 20 years of key US milestones

Gay rights: 20 years of key US milestones
 

"It's easy to forget now, when we've come so far... just how much courage was required for Ellen to come out on the most public of stages almost 20 years ago."
That's how President Barack Obama introduced comedian and talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres, before awarding her the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday.
He said her bravery in coming out as gay helped "push our country in the direction of justice".
DeGeneres came out in 1997 at a time when gay rights had not made such great strides.
Civil partners were not eligible for benefits, same-sex marriage was illegal... read more

 
23 November 2016 in World News, Views: 45
Source: BBC
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