Ohio anti-marriage constitutional amendment back in court

Gay People's Chronicle
April 25, 2008
A court addresses whether the Ohio anti-marriage amendment will affect child custody, exemplifying the harmful scope of such discriminatory amendments. (Link)

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OPINION: Amendment Two Erodes Rights, Protects No One

Daytona Beach News-Journal
April 23, 2008
George Griffin, president of the Volusia, FL chapter of the ACLU, writes about the anti-marriage amendment: “This is a mean-spirited amendment that will adversely affect gay, straight and retired couples.” [Link]

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BLOG: The Politics of Anti-Marriage Amendments

Box Turtle Bulletin
April 21, 2008
Arizona became the first state in the union to defeat an anti-marriage amendment in 2006…Now legislators in the Arizona House appear poised to approve a measure to put another anti-marriage amendment on the ballot for 2008. Some of those legislators who are reportedly leaning towards approving the measure represent districts which voted against the 2006 proposal, bucking the wisdom of their own constituents. [Link]

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CA: Commentary—It’s Becoming Predictable Every Election Season

The California Majority Report
April 8, 2008
California Assemblymember Lloyd Levine writes in support of the Decline to Sign campaign fighting to keep the anti-marriage initiative off the ballot. [Link]

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Anti-marriage measure dealt blow

The Arizona Republic
April 4, 2008
The Arizona state legislature undercut efforts to add an amendment banning marriage between gay couples when some representatives changed the measure to tie in expanded legal protections for domestic partners. [Link]

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BLOG: Bill Clinton + DOMA = revisionism

Pam’s House Blend
March 27, 2008
Along with a recent video clip of Bill Clinton feeling the heat from students grilling him about his signature on the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996, Pam offers a historical perspective on DOMA and what was going on at the time of the law signing, contrary to what Clinton claims. [Link]

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Anti-marriage constitutional amendment advances in PA

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 19, 2008
After nearly two years, the anti-marriage debate is back on the front burner in the state Capitol. By a 10-4 vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday advanced a bill to write marriage and relationship recognition discrimination into the constitution. The bill now goes to the Appropriations Committee before consideration by the full Senate. It would have to be passed by the General Assembly in two consecutive sessions and then approved by voters in a referendum. [link]

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Marriage discrimination challenge set for hearing

Denver Post
February 12, 2008
The first legal challenge to Colorado’s anti-marriage constitutional amendment goes to court Wednesday, with the goal of unraveling Amendment 43, which voters passed in 2006. The main legal case is misdemeanor trespassing: Catherine Burns and Sheila Schroeder, a lesbian couple from Englewood, went to the Denver Clerk and Recorder’s Office on Sept. 24 to get a marriage license. [Link]

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Florida to vote on anti-marriage amendment

Orlando Sentinel
February 2, 2008
Florida residents will vote in November on an anti-marriage constitutional amendment, state officials announced late Friday. The signature-petition drive launched three years ago by social-conservative groups managed to beat Friday's deadline to make the presidential-election ballot, the state Division of Elections said…Jon Kislak, chairman of the Florida Red and Blue group planning to fight the amendment, said he was "confident that voters will reject this amendment once they learn it can take away existing rights and benefits from millions of Floridians." [Link]

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Faculty opposes anti-marriage constitutional amendment

Ball State Daily News
February 1, 2008
The Ball State University Faculty Council voted to oppose the proposed gay marriage amendment Senate Joint Resolution 7. Beckie Adams, a professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, said the Faculty Council was strongly opposed to the state constitution amendment. [Link]

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