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NBJC condemns discriminatory constitutional vote in Missouri

National Black Justice Coalition
August 4, 2004
"George W. Bush and his radical conservative allies are seeking to divide us on this issue...African Americans oppose discrimination in all its forms." [link]

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LIBRARY JOURNAL: Book review, Why Marriage Matters

Library Journal (July 2004)
July 13, 2004

Wolfson shows that marriage has changed in meaning over the years and points out how similar fears were raised in the 1960s to justify denying marriage to interracial couples. [Link]

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OPINION: You signed the petition, didn’t you?

Arkansas News Bureau
July 8, 2004
Writer predicts an anti-gay state amendment will pass in Arkansas... just like a segregation law did in the 1950's. "We voted narrowly in 1990 to repeal it. Narrowly. In 1990. To repeal. Racial segregation." And anti-gay laws will be repealed too. [Link]

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Service Industry Labor Union, SEIU, Passes Marriage Equality Resolution

Pride at Work Press Release
June 28, 2004
Following the lead of several of their local unions, the AFL-CIO's largest and fastest growing union adopted a marriage equality resolution at their annual conference. [Link]

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Prenuptual agreements… just in case there’s a gay divorce

Boston Globe
May 11, 2004
Lawyers in Massachusetts are facing completely new issues about how to deal with married couples under federal law--the rules are different depending on whether they are same-sex or opposite sex. [link]

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Court denies transgender marriage appeal

PlanetOut
January 15, 2004
Jacob Nash is an FTM with an amended birth certificate who was denied the right to marry his girlfriend in Ohio. [Link]

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The radical case for marriage equality: Why progressives must join this fight

Village Voice
September 3, 2003
The movement for marriage equality affects all disenfranchised groups; and that means it's time for allies to get involved to beat back right-wing attacks and promote social and economic justice. [Link]

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Double bind: Why a woman in MI is a man in KS, and why it matters

Wall Street Journal
July 7, 2000
This is an article about MTF widow J'Noel Gardiner and her fight to inherit her husband's $2.5 million estate.
KS Supreme Court summary of the Gardiner case. [Link]

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Shin Buddhism Address: Should Same-Sex Marriages Be Legal?: Revering Limitless Light and Life in Tod

Dharma Rain, Vol. 1, No. 2
December 1, 1997

Rev. Bruce Nakamura writes, "In life, there are no unimportant or inferior or subordinate or queer persons. There are no unimportant tasks or vocations. There are no unimportant acts of kindness. Each human being is, after all, as happy or as miserable as he or she makes his or her mind up to be. Know yourself, accept yourself. This is the Buddha's love and wisdom in you. Changing, learning, growing and sharing. It is all about you. It is all about me. It is no one else's responsibility." [Link]

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Crossing the Threshold: Equal Marriage Rights for Lesbians and Gay Men and the Intra-Community Criti

NYU Rev. of Law & Social Change 576
In a law review article, Evan Wolfson addresses the intra-community differences of opinion and emphasis most recently reincarnated in the "Beyond Marriage" document and press blitz. Wolfson examines the false "either/or" premises of some advocates, and draws on history and social change theory in evaluating many of the claims made against the work to win the freedom to marry. The article was written in 1994. [Link]

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