Top na­tional, in­ter­na­tional LGBT sto­ries of 2015

GA Voice - - YEAR IN REVIEW -

By LISA KEEN

To be the “best year ever” in LGBT history, 2015 had to do bet­ter than 2013. That was the year the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the key sec­tion of the fed­eral De­fense of Mar­riage Act and al­lowed a de­ci­sion to stand that en­abled same-sex cou­ples in Cal­i­for­nia to marry; the U.S. Se­nate passed the Em­ploy­ment Non-Dis­crim­i­na­tion Act for the first time and got its first openly gay mem­ber; five state leg­is­la­tures passed mar­riage equal­ity laws, and Pres­i­dent Obama’s in­au­gu­ral ad­dress promi­nently en­dorsed the LGBT strug­gle for equal­ity.

Did 2015 do bet­ter? Th­ese 10 “top sto­ries” make a strong case for “yes!”

U.S. Supreme Court strikes down state bans on same-sex mar­riage

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