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Compulsory Discrimination against 'Homosexuals and Sex Perverts,' 1935-1969

April 21, 2010

By Gail Bederman

“Have American homosexuals ever experienced the types of legal discrimination facing women or racial minorities?” The answer is a resounding “Yes!” even if we ignore the issues of marriage and military service. Between 1935 and 1969, federal state and local governments went to previously unknown lengths to find, expose and rid the nation of what authorities called “sex perverts.”

To read the full story which was published by The Observer on April 21, 2010, click here:Compulsory Discrimination against 'Homosexuals and Sex Perverts,' 1935-1969

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