Top national, international LGBT stories of 2015
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