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Colorado’s gay families: we’re not second-class citizens

Vail Daily
May 16, 2005
Two local couples invite a reporter into their homes and daily lives to show Colorado residents the hardships gay couples must face because they are denied the fundamental right to marriage. Both families hope for more compassionate Colorado. [Link]

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State University System excludes couples from partner benefits

365Gay.com
May 9, 2005
A court ruling stated Montana's University System must provide benefits to domestic partners of its employees. Unfortunately, stringent restrictions require the couples to provide proof of partnership that many say are unreasonable. [link]

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Navajo President’s Veto Praised by Gay Advocates

Indian Country Today
May 5, 2005
Navajo President Joe Shirley Jr. struck down a proposed ban against gays from marriage which "violates a central Navajo belief in goodwill." Navajo Sherrick Roanhorse applauds the president's veto citing the traditional Navajo way honors all people. [Link]

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Married gay couple not allowed to file joint tax return in DC

Washington Post
May 4, 2005
Under pressure from Republican Senator, the DC local government replied to an inquiry from a couple married in Massachusetts, telling them that unlike other married couples they may not file a joint return. [Link]

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Kansas’ exclusionary marriage amendment takes effect

365Gay.com
April 29, 2005
Last week the state amendment banning gays from marriage went into effect. The Attorney General said the amendment wouldn't affect private businesses from offering benefits and expected the same to be true for governmental entities. [Link]

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Opposing Leaders Debate Marriage Equality

Stanford Daily
April 21, 2005

Hundreds attended a debate between Freedom to Marry director Evan Wolfson and Traditional Values Coalition chairman Lou Sheldon. Those in attendance aligned with Wolfson; equal marriage reflects American values: love, commitment, fairness & freedom. [Link]

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Evan Wolfson Debates Traditional Values Coalition Leader

The Sacramento Union/AP
April 21, 2005

In a first-ever debate, Evan Wolfson faced off with anti-gay Rev. Lou Sheldon at Stanford Law School. The audience of students and community members agreed that the time to end marriage exclusion is now. [Link]

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Attorney General OKs married D.C. couples to file joint taxes

Washington Post
April 20, 2005
District Attorney General Robert Spagnoletti released an opinion saying married gay couples may file jointly on District tax returns. The decision forces District leaders to finally decide if gay unions will be recognized in the nation's capital. [Link]

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Kansas clergy sign-on to oppose anti-gay amendment

Kansas City Infozine
April 4, 2005
To prove not all churches support discrimination, over a hundred clergy from across the state have signed a declaration denouncing the state constitutional amendment banning gays from marriage and restricting the rights of all unmarried partners. [Link]

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Legislature kills anti-gay adoption ban but restrictive marriage amendment remains

365Gay.com
March 16, 2005
A House subcommittee voted down a bill that would have barred gays from adopting or serving as foster parents. Gay activists were pleased but are still apprehensive over an upcoming vote in the House on an amendment that would ban gays from marriage. [link]

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