LGBT Rights: 1979

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White Night riotWhite Night riotDan White is convicted of manslaughter, not murder, prompting violent protests at San Francisco City Hall and violent retaliation by police in the city’s Castro neighborhood.

California Supreme Court rules in Gay Law Students Association v. Pacific Telephone and Telegraph that the phone company cannot arbitrarily discriminate against lesbians and gay men in employment.

Los Angeles City Council passes an ordinance prohibiting discrimination against lesbians, gay men and transgender people.