Byrnes Calls for Repeal of Michigan’s Ban on Marriages between Same-Sex Couples

The Michigan Messenger
November 4, 2009
Michigan House Speaker Pro Tem, Pam Byrnes, on Wednesday announced she had introduced legislation to roll back a 2004 constitutional amendment which bans marriage equality in the state. “This really boils down to treating all people with the dignity and respect everyone deserves,” she said. [Link]

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Argentina Opens Debate on Marriage Equality

The Associated Press
October 29, 2009
Argentina's Congress on Thursday opened debate on whether to amend laws in the country that ban marriage for same-sex couples, which could possibly result in Argentina becoming the first Latin American nation to extend marriage equality to its citizens. [Link]

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GOP Wants Public to Vote on Marriage in New Jersey

Newark Star-Ledger
September 29, 2009
Anti-gay activists in New Jersey are renewing their push for a constitutional amendment banning marriage equality in the state. Momentum is growing, however, among New Jersey Democrats to pass a marriage equality bill during the session immediately following the November general election. [Link]

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Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Supports Marriage Equality

PerezHilton.com
September 23, 2009
Brendon Ayanbadejo attended an event sponsored by Equality Maryland last week to celebrate the relocation of its headquarters from Silver Spring to Baltimore. The appearance came after Ayanbadejo also commented on the Huffington Post a few months back that "we will look back in 10, 20, 30 years and be amazed that gays and lesbians did not have the same rights as everyone else." [Link]

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University of South Florida to Provide Partner Benefits

St. Petersburg Times
September 10, 2009
After two years of discussions, the University of South Florida plans to start offering full domestic partner benefits to employees. University president Judy Genshaft says "We believe it's the right thing to do, and we'll work to make it happen this year." [Link]

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Lawmakers in Uruguay Vote to Allow Same-Sex Couples to Adopt

Reuters
September 10, 2009
Lawmakers voted Wednesday to extend adoption rights to same-sex couples in Uruguay, the latest measure to extend legal protections to gay people that has drawn criticism from church leaders in the country, which is predominantly Roman Catholic. [Link]

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Gay Latino Americans are ‘coming of age’

CNN
September 9, 2009
Perez Hilton is a celebrity blogger who dishes out the latest Hollywood gossip, but he's also a Latino pioneer - one of the first Latino public figures in the U.S. to be openly gay (and in talks to host a Latinos for Marriage Equality fundraiser in Los Angeles). He, along with other latino/a trailblazers, is beginning to see anti-gay walls crumble. [Link]

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Spanish Village of Rainbow Weddings

The New York Times
September 6, 2009
The tiny town of Campillo de Ranas has experienced a financial boom after becoming the "unofficial freedom to marry capital of Spain" because its openly gay mayor is willing to perform marriages of gay couples in accordance with the country's marriage equality law (unlike many other mayors in Spain). [Link]

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Illinois state Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias takes stand in favor of marriage equality

Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias said Wednesday he favors legalization of same-sex marriage and, if elected, would seek to repeal a federal law that defines marriage as being between one man and one woman.

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Vermont not marriage mecca - yet

The Associated Press
August 30, 2009
The five-month wait since Vermont ratified marriage equality is just one of the reasons LGBT couples have been slow to line up to get married starting Sept. 1. Plans are in the works, however, for PR events promoting the new freedom to marry state - including a re-named "Hubby Hubby" ice cream flavor at Ben & Jerry's. [Link]

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