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Yet in the s, many LGBT people sought refuge in churches and religious communities.
InIllinois became the first state to do away with its anti-sodomy laws, effectively decriminalizing homosexuality, and a local TV station in California aired the first documentary about homosexuality, called The Rejected. InOne, Inc. The following year, President Dwight D. The "Homosexual Bill of Rights" was a prototype for the gay civil rights agenda of the s.
This smear tactic failed, however, and the mayor was re-elected in a landslide.