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in discrimination

2001 in LGBT rights

Events

  • Rhode Island bans gender identity discrimination in the private sector.
  • Maryland bans sexual orientation discrimination in the private sector.
  • Indiana Governor Frank O'Bannon, a Democrat, issues an executive order banning sexual orientation discrimination in the public sector.

February

April

  • April 1
  • April 16
    • Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg steps down from an advisory board of the Boy Scouts of America, saying that he could no longer associate with a group that engages in "discrimination" - an apparent reference to scouting's exclusion of gays.
  • April 17
    • Philadelphia radio personality "Ed The Phone Guy" becomes the first local disc jockey to reveal his homosexuality on the air at WLCE, ALICE 104.5 FM
  • April 20
    • China declares homosexuality no longer an illness. The new Chinese Classification and Diagnostic Criteria of Mental Disorders removed homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses.

June

July

August

September

  • September 5 - The first couples sign the Greater London Authority's partnership register. The partnership register is a way of recognising the partnership status of couples, both same-sex and opposite-sex.

November

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