Gay-Rights Movement Law and Legal Definition

Gay-rights movement refers to homosexual rights movement that advocates equal rights for gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transsexuals. Advocates of the movement work for social acceptance, equal rights, and liberation.

The movement aims to:

a. eliminate sodomy laws barring homosexual acts between consenting adults; and

b. end discrimination against gay men and lesbians in employment, credit lending, housing, public accommodations, and other areas of life.