September 22 in LGBTQ History

1676: Governor Edmond Andros of New York issues an order extending the 1665 sodomy law of New York into what now are Pennsylvania and Delaware.

1965: Emmy winning actor, producer and writer, Scandal‘s Dan Bucatinsky is born in New York CIty.

2002: In Switzerland, voters in the canton of Zurich vote 63% to 37% to give same-sex couples the same legal rights as married opposite-sex couples. This includes tax, inheritance, and social security benefits. These rights are only given to same-sex couples who live in Zurich canton and who register with the government, promising to live together and support each other for six months.

2005: American Medical Association (AMA) president Edward Hill, M.D., gives a keynote address to the delegates of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) at the organization’s annual conference being held in Montreal.  In his speech, he acknowledges past unfair treatment of GLMA members and LGBT physicians by the AMA.

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