The ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s were a depressing period for the feminist movement. Especially in America. The Equal Rights Amendment was essentially dead. The c...
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...zenship through decriminalized gay sex and domestic partnerships. By removing gay sex as a psychological ailment that required correctional therapy and punishment. When the AIDS epidemic broke out, it was a very difficult time for those in the LGBT community, and they found safety and comfort within the feminist community. Advocating for the end of discrimination, rights to marriage etc, we’ve come a long way. For a very long time, homosexuality (and other sexualities) were frowned upon by society and even deemed illegal in some countries. For example, in the United Kingdom, homosexuality was illegal until 1967, and punishments for being convicted of homosexuality included either imprisonment or chemical castration. Because of feminism and push for change those who are queer have the same rights as everyone and are acknowledged as human beings and treated accordingly.
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