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Historical Calendar - January 1st

  • 1886 - English Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1885 takes effect. "Indecencies" between adult males in private become a crime punsishable by up to two years imprisonment.
  • 1971 - Colorado decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts.
  • 1971 - Oregon decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts.
  • 1972 - Science magazine publishes a report that suggests male homosexuality may be determined in the womb due to chemical and/or hormonal stress of the pregnant woman.
  • 1972 - Hawaii decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts.
  • 1974 - Ohio repeals its sodomy laws and decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts.
  • 1975 - New Mexico decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts.
  • 1976 - Iowa decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts.
  • 1977 - Vermont decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts.
  • 1978 - Good Housekeeping readers name Anita Bryant "The Most Admired Woman in America."
  • 1978 - North Dakota decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts.
  • 1980 - Arizona decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts.
  • 1993 - World Health Organization deletes "homosexuality" from its list of diseases.

January Home Calendar Home Patricia Nell Warren on our History


 

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