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Rights of Gays and Lesbians

City And State Ordinances

In Romer v. Evans (1996), one of Lamba's biggest successes, the Supreme Court struck down a Colorado statute that denied certain protections to gays. In 1993, Cincinnati amended its charter to prohibit city government from extending preferential treatment to gays and lesbians. San Francisco's city attorney gathered support from eight other cities to ask the U. S. Supreme Court to invalidate the Cincinnati law and overturn the Sixth Circuit U. S. Court of Appeals decision that upheld the law. In April of 1998, the Fort Collins city council adopted an ordinance that prohibits sexual orientation discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations.

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Law Library - American Law and Legal InformationGreat American Court CasesRights of Gays and Lesbians - Gay And Lesbian Civil Rights, Employment And School Fairness, Serving In The Armed Forces, Same-sex Marriage And Custody