Legislators who stepped up

Boston Globe
August 3, 2008
The editorial staff writes following the repeal of the discriminatory 1913 law in the Massachusetts legislature, "The Globe would like to recognize the 119 House members who stood up for equal rights with their votes Tuesday." (Link)

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Eulogy for “Marriage Evasion” in Massachusetts: 1913-2008

Huffington Post
August 1, 2008
Blogger Howard Stein recounts some of the history of marriage laws in the United States, noting recent advancements in equality and how the country faced such struggles in the past. (Link)

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New York Gay Couples Head to Massachusetts With Marriage in Mind

New York Times
August 2, 2008
In an article discussing whether couples will travel from NY to MA to marry, Evan Wolfson said "that many people he talked to wanted to be able to marry at home, 'and I count myself among them. I don’t think New Yorkers should have to go to Niagara Falls, Canada, to have what we should have in Niagara Falls, New York.'” (Link)

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House passes 1913 law repeal in roll call vote

Bay Windows
July 29, 2008
The bill to repeal the 1913 law is on its way to Governor Deval Patrick, who will sign it into law. The bill cleared a final hurdle this afternoon, when the House of Representatives passed the bill on a roll call vote after about 25 minutes of debate. The vote was 118-35, with five members not voting. [Link]

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State senator faces ethics probe in marriage debate

Tucson Citizen
July 29, 2008
An Arizona state senator faces an ethics investigation for cutting off a debate that served as a filibuster for opponents of a referendum to prohibit same-sex couples from getting legally married in the state. With its chairman crossing party lines, the Senate Ethics Committee voted 3-2 on Monday to formally investigate a lawmaker's complaint that Republican Sen. Jack Harper of Surprise broke Senate rules. [Link]

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MA House Debates 1913 Law Tuesday

PolitickerMA.com
July 24, 2008
According to a House leadership source with knowledge of the legislative schedule, debate over the law is expected to occur when the House returns to full session Tuesday. [Link]

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AZ State Senate President Bee rejects request to probe GOP rule-breaking in handling of filibuster

Arizona Daily Star
July 24, 2008
The showdown over putting discrimination against gay and lesbian couples into the state constitution on the November ballot brought a dramatic ending to the legislative session last month. Bee, who originally sponsored the anti-gay measure, is running for Congress against incumbent Democrat Gabrielle Giffords in District 8. [Link]

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Legislator seeks reprimand of colleague

The Arizona Daily Star
July 22, 2008
The dust-up in the Senate over marriage on the last night of the legislative session has one lawmaker seeking to have another one formally reprimanded. In a complaint filed Monday, Sen. Ken Cheuvront, D-Phoenix, said Sen. Jack Harper, R-Surprise, used his position to illegally interrupt debate, and then purposely ignored legal protests. [Link]

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A 1913 Law Dies to Better Serve Marriage Equality

New York Times
July 16, 2008
On Tuesday, the Massachusetts State Senate voted to repeal a 1913 law that prevents Massachusetts from marrying out-of-state couples if their marriages would not be legal in their home states. (Link)

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Arizona state senator slams opponents over anti-marriage vote

GayPolitics.com
July 15, 2008
Victory Fund's blog interviews Arizona State Senator Paula Aboud about the controversial actions taken by state senators in Arizona to push through a vote on an anti-marriage amendment ballot measure for the November 2008 ballot. (Link)

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