2003 in gay rights

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See also: 2002 in gay rights, other events of 2003, 2004 in gay rights and the gay rights timeline

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Events

January

  • January 30
    • Same-sex marriage in Belgium:
      • Belgian legislation to allow same-sex couples to marry becomes active. Because of Belgian requirements for marriage, it will take until June before the first same-sex marriages are actually performed.

March

  • March 13 - The U.S. Census Bureau releases figures that show 34.3 percent of all households headed by lesbians and 22.3 percent of those headed by gay men are raising children. The report also shows that same-sex couples live in 99.3 percent of all the counties in the United States. [1] (http://www.hrc.org/Template.cfm?Section=Press_Room&CONTENTID=9869&TEMPLATE=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm)

May

June

July

  • July 2 - Wal-Mart adds "sexual orientation" to its corporate non-discrimination policy.

September

October

  • October 27
    • Hate Crime:
      • Statistics from the FBI show that 16.7 percent of hate crimes committed in the United States in 2002 were due to bias against the victim's perceived sexual orientation, the highest rate in the 12 years federal records have been kept.
  • October 29 - A Human Rights Campaign study shows 60 percent of American adoption agencies accept applications from gay and lesbian couples and 40 percent claim to have placed children in homes headed by same-sex couples.

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