Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in Germany have evolved significantly over the course of the last decades. During the 1920s and early 1930s, lesbian and gay people in Berlin were generally tolerated by society and many bars and clubs specifically pertaining to gay men were opened. Although same-sex sexual activity between men was already made illegal under Paragraph 175 by Recognition of relationships: Same-sex marriage .
The veteran gay rights and gay marriage activist Evan Wolfson has called these claims "historic revisionism". In a July 2, 2011 editorial The New York Times opined, "The Defense of Marriage Act was enacted in 1996 as an election-year wedge issue, signed by President Bill Clinton in one of his worst policy moments."Adoption: Legal in 50 states since 2016.
The Supreme Court ruling affirming same-sex marriage rights nationwide removed some, but not all, of these legal hurdles. Gay and lesbian adoption laws in some states that restrict married LGBT couples from adopting typically involve issues regarding the religious rights of adoption agencies. Supporters of these restrictions claim agencies.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in Portugal have improved substantially in the 2000s and 2010s and are now among the best in the world. After a long period of oppression during the Estado Novo, Portuguese society has become increasingly accepting of homosexuality, which was decriminalized in 1982, eight years after the Carnation Revolution.Discrimination protections: Sexual orientation and .
Jun 28, 2017 · The gay rights movement in the United States began in the 1920s and saw huge progress in the 2000s, with laws prohibiting homosexual activity .