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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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Same-Sex Couple Blocked By H & R

Hartford Courant
March 26, 2008
A Conn. gay couple in a civil union found themselves banned from jointly filing their taxes on H&R Block's website despite state law requiring equal treatment to couples in civil unions. [Link]

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Vermont panel prepares report on marriage

Rutland Herald
March 26, 2008
A legislative committee charged with hearing Vermonters' views on full civil marriage for same-sex couples will release its long-awaited report next month. Recent polls have shown increased support for marriage equality. [link]

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Poll: Majority of Vermonters Favor Marriage Equality

The Advocate
March 26, 2008
A majority of Vermont residents -- 54% -- say they favor marriage equality, according to an unofficial survey taken March 11. The results represent an 8% increase over last year, WPTZ in Montpelier reported Monday. [link]

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Majority In VT Support Changing Civil Unions To Marriage

365Gay.com
March 26, 2008
As a state commission prepares its report on whether to amend Vermont's civil union law to end the exclusion from marriage a new poll finds that the majority of people in the state believe gay and lesbian couples should have the freedom to marry. The survey was taken of people attending town meetings across the state. It found that 54% said they support marriage equality while 37% were opposed.[link]

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An Anthropologist Critiques Focus on the Family’s ‘Anthropological’ Report on Marriage

Box Turtle Bulletin
March 25, 2008
A guest post by Patrick M. Chapman, biological anthropologist and author of the forthcoming book, “Thou Shalt Not Love”: What Evangelicals Really Say to Gays provides a critical review of a recent Focus on the Family report and refutes the argument that an anthropological understanding of marriage undermines the case for marriage equality. [Link]

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Group Behind Anti-Adoptions Begs For Cash

365Gay.com
March 24, 2008
An umbrella group of social conservatives trying to gather enough signatures to force a referendum that could ban couples who are not married from adopting children in Arkansas has launched a desperate appeal for money. [Link]

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Signs Of Spring: The Marriage Debate

Hartford Business
March 24, 2008
It’s become another rite of spring — the annual debate in the legislature about ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. [Link]

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The Marrying Man

The Advocate
March 21, 2008
Four years after he pushed marriage equality forward in the national debate, Gavin Newsom is waiting for his answer in the California supreme court. So are we. Newsom noted his thoughts at the time of the marriages in San Francisco: “the ultimate assessment was: So what? We talk about principles. And if you can’t stand for what you believe in, what’s the point?” [Link]

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MA Man Can’t Get Passport Under Married Name

The Sun Chronicle
March 21, 2008
The U.S. State Department denied a passport to an international AIDS counselor using his new married name because the department refuses to recognize his marriage to a man in Massachusetts. [Link]

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