The movement for civil rights for homosexuals. It originated after a police raid on a gay bar in New York City in 1969, which triggered a riot and launched the grassroots reform movement seeking to end social and legal discrimination against gays. (See Stonewall Riot.)
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But for gay-rights activists, there was another piece of the conversation, one that was little noticed by the mainstream press.Hillary Clinton Wants It Both Ways on Gay Marriage|David Freedlander|July 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gay-rights activist Ryan James Yeznak and a couple of thousand of his friends and supporters are out for blood.Activists Fight Antiquated Policy With National Gay Blood Drive|Janelle Dumalaon|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is tempting for gay-rights advocates to imagine that a national majority is the same as a national consensus.
But gay-rights advocates cannot wish away the deep and abiding religious roots of anti-gay ideology.
Gay-rights advocates thus do not need or want emergency measures.