Germany starts moving toward nullifying convictions of homosexuals, thereby removing their criminal records. Germany Wipes Slate Clean for 50,000 Men Convicted Under Anti-Gay Law, N.Y. Times, June 15, 2017 No Comments Reference: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/europe/ germany-anti-gay-law.html?_r=0&referer=https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/06/30/world/europe/germany-gay-marriage.html (June 23, 2017) Back to Timeline Related Previous Post Next Post You may also like June 15, 1988 In 1988, the Japanese American reparations bill becomes law as the Civil Rights Redress Act of 1988. This lays the framework for $1.2 billion ($20,000 each) paid to Japanese Americans and a Letter of Apology as Federal redress. June 15, 1985 In 1985, the United States pays $105 million to the Sioux of South Dakota. June 15, 1986 In 1986, the United States pays $32 million to honor the 1836 treaty with the Ottawas of Michigan.