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Gay Civil Unions or Partnerships Not Full Equality, Says Bishop

UK Gay News
April 29, 2008

Freedom to Marry Voice of Equality Gene Robinson launches his book in the UK. (Link)

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How Marriage Discrimination Affects Transgender Persons

Over the weekend, the New York Times published a story about the challenges faced by transgender persons as a result of the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. The story highlights the confusion and insecurity faced as a result of the patchwork of state laws surrounding both marriage/partner recognition and transgender recognition. The couples profiled also pose the question of why they should have to ‘downgrade’ to a civil union after being married, reaffirming the inequality of civil unions to marriage.

Learn more about Why Marriage Matters to Transgender Persons

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Oyster Bay gay couple denied marriage license

Newsday
April 29, 2008

A couple is denied a marriage license while surrounded by allies, an act meant to prompt movement of the marriage bill in the NY Senate: "We are law-abiding citizens," said Pinello, a government professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. "We pay our taxes. We have no other choice left." (Link)

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Press Release: Equality for All Campaign Predicts Failure of Initiative Banning Marriage for Gay and

Equality California
April 25, 2008

The Equality For All campaign pledged that an anti-marriage initiative will be defeated if it does qualify for the ballot in California. (Link)

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Getting married for health insurance

Los Angeles Times
April 29, 2008
Seven percent of Americans say they or someone in their household decided to tie the knot in the last year so they could receive healthcare benefits, a poll finds. (Link)

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Through Sickness, Health and Sex Change

New York Times
April 27, 2008

A married couple explains the difficulties faced as a result of one of them going through a sex-change operation and discusses the need for national marriage equality. (Link)

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Young Gay Rites

New York Times Magazine
April 27, 2008

A look at young gay men who marry in Massachusetts, the only state in which committed gay and lesbian couples can marry. (Link)

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State Supreme Court to Rule on Marriage

Asian Journal Online
April 25, 2008

Asian Americans call for marriage equality in California and compare the pending case to past race discrimination in marriage in California. (Link)

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Two Men in Oyster Bay to Apply for Marriage License

Newsday
April 27, 2008

NY couple plans an act of civil disobedience to call attention to the marriage equality bill awaiting action in the NY Senate. (Link)

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Justice Scalia on Laws Changing to Adapt to Society

The Wall Street Journal
April 27, 2008
When asked if values change and society adapts, Justice Scalia replied affirmatively noting the example of legislatures ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. (Link)

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