Tempe police, firefighter groups oppose anti-gay proposition

The Business Journal of Phoenix
October 11, 2006
The Tempe Officers Association and Tempe Firefighters Association have taken a stand against AZ's Proposition 107. The ballot question would prohibit gay & lesbian couples from marriage and bar governments from offering benefits and health insurance to unmarried couples both gay and non-gay. [Link]

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Study: Marriage Equality Good for the Economy

October 12, 2006

Policymakers and businesspeople have not fully recognized the enormous potential gains to the economy from treating same-sex couples equally," M. V. Lee Badgett, the study's coauthor and research director of the Williams Institute, said in a statement. "Our study shows that equal treatment of couples in the business world attracts heterosexual employees and creates more productive workplaces for gay, lesbian, and bisexual employees." [Link]

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Straight, Not Narrow: How Straight Couples Can Support Gay Marriage

New Haven Advocate
June 15, 2005
Profs. Ian Ayres and Jennifer Brown write, "Massachusetts' innovation gives all of us some choices. Supporters of gay rights, regardless of sexual orientation, may want to reward the state for its progressive stance. Instead of the negativism of boycotts, a grassroots campaign should declare a marriage 'buycott.' [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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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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