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BLOG: The little things that discrimination affects

Red State Exile
April 16, 2007

Back when I first posted on the effects of an anti-gay amendment within TN, I focused on the obvious problems such as being denied access to or the right to make medical decisions for a partner. Little did I consider at the time, that we wouldn't even be able to participate in a "vow renewal ceremony" at the Tennessee Renaissance Festival. [link]

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2008 hopefuls pledge support for civil unions, but ignore issue of federal marriage benefits

Washington Blade
April 13, 2007

With the 2008 presidential election already drawing widespread publicity, Evan Wolfson said gay advocacy groups and their allies should be asking the candidates to spell out what they mean when they express support for equal rights and benefits for same-sex couples through civil unions. "When they try to do that, they will realize that there is only one system for doing it and that is marriage," he said.
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AUDIO: Evan Wolfson on Wisconsin Public Radio

Wisconsin Public Radio
April 11, 2007

Evan Wolfson joins Peter Donalds to discuss ongoing state cases involving marriage equality, and how the issue is playing out in the 2008 presidential campaign.
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BLOG: KS Attorney General OK’s Lawrence domestic partnership ordinance

Leonard Link
April 10, 2007
Kansas Attorney General Paul J. Morrison has issued an opinion letter to the City of Lawrence, which requested his advice as to whether a proposal to enact a domestic partnership registration ordinance for the city would be within its legislative powers, in light of the recently-enacted Kansas Marriage Amendment. [Link]

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Anti-gay marriage ban collapses in IN

The Indianapolis Star
April 4, 2007
An Indiana House committee rejected a proposed constitution ban of gay and lesbian marriages Tuesday, signaling a major victory for the gay community and big employers that opposed the amendment. [Link]

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Families prepare for White House egg roll

365Gay.com
April 3, 2007
More than one hundred gay and lesbian families have signed up to take part in this year's annual White House Easter Egg Roll — twice the number that had signed on this time last year. [Link]

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In AK, same-sex couples are just trying to keep what they have

Juneau Empire
April 1, 2007
Instead of fighting to gain rights, Alaskan same-sex couples and their supporters are trying to keep ones they already have. They are also facing a campaign that some have described as not only hateful, but aimed at generating confusion among voters. (Link)

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Discriminatory marriage ban dies in MD, but so does trans rights bill

Washington Blade
March 30, 2007
Maryland lawmakers have killed an attempt to write discrimination against same-sex couples into the state constitution for the fourth consecutive year. But the overwhelmingly Democratic legislature failed to pass a measure to bar discrimination against the state's transgender residents and workers. [Link]

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Standing up for marriage equality

Record-Journal
March 29, 2007
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Connecticut chapter asserts that although civil unions mark a step forward, it is simply not enough. [Link]

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Profs lobby for marriage equality

Yale Daily News
March 29, 2007
Yale Law School professor Ian Ayres waited nine hours for his turn to speak — but for the opportunity to fight for what he called the most pressing civil rights issue of our time, he didn't mind the wait. Ayres testified with his wife, Quinnipiac University law professor Jennifer Brown, a Freedom to Marry steering committee member and Voice of Equality. [Link]

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