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Gay families join the White House Easter egg roll

New York Times
April 10, 2006
Some 200 gay families are planning to attend the annual White House Easter Egg Roll next Monday to help the president understand that gay families exist in this country and deserve the rights and protections that all families need. [Link]

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Basic Fair Treatment

Southern Voice
April 7, 2006
"Most Americans assume they can get married anywhere they choose without
discriminatory or unfair barriers. Unfortunately gay couples still do not have
that basic fair treatment." [Link]

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Mass. Court Limits Marriage Law

Washington Post
March 30, 2006

The legal bedrock of the court's original decision remained intact -- namely, that Massachusetts gay couples have an unfettered right to marriage. [
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Marriage Equality Moves Forward

TomPaine.com
March 29, 2006

Not only are we seeing the American people moving swiftly (in historical terms) toward marriage equality, but, in fact it turns out that even the third Wolfson considered unreachable on any reasonable timeline are not so adamant. [
Link]

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Activists Meet with Dem Senators

Southern Voice
March 24, 2006

Eight Democratic senators listened to complaints last week from activists that they and their party colleagues have hindered progress on gay rights. Instead of pandering to voters whose support they are unlikely to get, Democrats should make the case for marriage equality in a way that will move the issue forward. [Link]

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Fild Poll: Support for Marriage Equality in CA Continues to Grow

San Francisco Chronicle 
March 22, 2006

Poll shows that opposition to marriage equality is lower than expected (51%), there has been a sharp decline in strong opposition, and the long-term trend towards ending marriage discrimination continues. [Link]

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Utah governor vetoes anti-gay parenting bill

365Gay.com
March 22, 2006
Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. has vetoed a bill that would prevent a court from awarding parental rights against the wishes of the biological or adoptive parent, in legislation stemmed from a case that made international headlines in 2004 when a judge awarded visitation rights to the former lesbian partner of the child's birth mother who claims to have turned straight after "getting religion". [link]

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University of Delaware students show support for marriage equality

UDaily
March 15, 2006
Gay and straight students showed their support for marriage equality by joining in symbolic wedding ceremonies on the patio of the Trabant University Center on Monday, March 13, during the third annual "Marry-in." [Link]

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Marriage Blitz

American Prospect Online
March 10, 2006

The 2004 marriage initiatives and the subsequent Democratic gay-bashing had a salutary effect on LGBT organizations. People had a strategic epiphany that [victory] wasn't going to come in an avalanche, said 
Evan Wolfson, founding director of the national group Freedom to Marry. [Link]

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Phone company uses anti-gay messages to sell service

Gay Peoples Chronicle
March 10, 2006
A long distance phone carrier and internet service provider uses an anti-gay scheme to to randomly telemarket homes through two conservative nonprofits. Making the automated calls on behalf of the charities keeps company exempt from the national Do Not Call list.

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