This Day in LGBT History: June 13

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June is LGBT Pride Month, when we celebrate the LGBT Community and recognize their history and present struggles. During this month some posts on this blog will commemorate significant dates in LGBT history.

On June 13, 1995, after the Justice Department refused to become engaged in the legal fight against a Colorado amendment that denied civil rights protections for LGBT people, the Clinton Administration established the first White House liasion to the LGBT communities.

The amendment, known as the No Protected Status for Sexual Orientation Amendment, resulted in a boycott of the state by many organizations, and was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in its ruling on Romer v.Evans (1996).

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