LGBT Rights: 1975

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Adams and SullivanAdams and Sullivan Richard Adams, an American, petitions the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) to allow his spouse Andrew Sullivan, an Australian, to remain in the U.S. The INS denies the petition and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ultimately upholds the INS decision.

Governor Edmund (Jerry) Brown signs the Brown Act, named for San Francisco Assembly member Willie Brown, decriminalizing private consensual sex between adults.