Throughout much of the 20th century, an admission of homosexuality could result in a felony conviction and a lengthy prison sentence. Even as late as 1970, Connecticut denied a drivers license to a gay man on the basis of his sexual orientation. Today, gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people get considerably more legal protection. The US Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, which denied federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples.Twenty-one states plus Washington, D.C. outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation, and 12 states plus Washington, D.C., recognize same-sex marriage. But 36 other states prohibit same-sex marriage, and LGBT people in every state still face bullying that can range from taunting to physical violence.How much do you know about the history of gay rights in America? Take our quiz to find out!
If you're reading this, you're probably interested in aviation or at least riding a commercial aircraft safely from Point A to Point B. Airplane accidents tend to get hyped in the media, generating more anxiety about flying than the facts warrant. Is it safest to fly in the front or back of an airliner? Are some airlines safer than others? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of aviation safety.
Egypt galvanized the world with its 2011 revolution that upended 30 years of authoritarian rule, but renewed uprisings in 2013 have thrown the country's future into question once more. Straddling Africa and Asia, the country is one of the longest continually inhabited areas in the world and has a rich history and culture to match. But how much do you really know about this country?