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Domestic partners two-timed

San Jose Mercury News
February 1, 2008
California's registered domestic partners are sailing in uncharted territory this tax season. For the first time, a landmark state law requires them to file their taxes as married couples — even though federal tax laws don't recognize such unions. [Link]

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Swedes support full marriage equality

Pride Source
January 31, 2008
Seventy-one percent of Swedes favor moving beyond the nation's 14-year-old registered-partnership law and granting gay couples access to full marriage, a new poll has found. [Link]

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Iowa Politicos Sue to Overturn Marriage Equality Ruling

The Advocate
January 31, 2008
Five Republican lawmakers in Iowa have filed court documents urging the state supreme court to overturn a Polk County judge's decision that struck down a marriage discrimination law. [Link]

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It’s Not a Mortal Sin to Work for Justice

Pioneer Press
January 30, 2008

My husband and I have been married 49 years. We are the parents of five grown daughters, one of whom is a lesbian. I speak with passion concerning our experience, which is marked by intense sadness because of the alienation my daughter and others like her continue to suffer, especially at the hands of the Catholic Church. [Link]

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The next ‘gay moment’?

In These Times
January 30, 2008
"On a recent flight across the country, my seatmates included a middle-aged couple. Like many fellow travelers in the past two years, they asked me what it meant that I wore a circular white button stating simply but emphatically in black, 'I do!'... And the conversation took a sudden and unprecedented turn. 'My son,' [the man] ventured, with a tight self-conscious smile, 'is gay. And I’m a Republican. But I’ve had employees at my company who had to go back to work, as old as I am, when their partner passed away. They had no more health insurance and no survivor’s benefits. That situation isn’t right,” he stated. 'And it needs to change.'" [link]

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Una prohibición que roba el futuro

El Nuevo Dia
30 de Enero de 2008
El Senado acaba de aprobar una resolución para prohibir constitucionalmente el matrimonio entre parejas del mismo sexo. De ello lograrse, Puerto Rico quedará rezagado comparado con otros países desarrollados que permiten las uniones homosexuales y hasta el matrimonio gay. Hasta en España, de donde proviene gran parte del derecho puertorriqueño, se les permite a las parejas homosexuales casarse. [Link]

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Indiana Senate Passes Anti-Marriage Amendment

365Gay.com
January 30, 2008
Indiana's Senate has approved a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would limit marriage to opposite-sex couples. The Senate vote sends the measure to the House, which is controlled by Democrats. Speaker Patrick Bauer (D) has said repeatedly that an amendment is not needed because same-sex marriages are already banned under Indiana law. [Link]

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Evidente efecto de dominó

El Nuevo Día
January 25, 2008

El director ejecutivo de Freedom to Marry, en Nueva York, Evan Wolfson, indicó a este diario que “los puertorriqueños gay, sus seres queridos y sus familias necesitan el matrimonio y un trato justo bajo la ley como cualquier otra persona”. “La Cámara de Representantes debe detener ese ataque cruel y divisivo a las parejas del mismo sexo y sus hijos, así como el Gobernador debe reconsiderar su decisión de permitir que el referéndum se lleve a cabo”, dijo Wolfson
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Bloomberg a wildcard in presidential race

Washington Blade
January 25, 2008

Evan Wolfson said a Bloomberg presidential candidacy could benefit the cause of same-sex marriage rights. “Having an independent candidate coming out in an unequivocal way for the freedom to marry may tug the debate in the right direction,” Wolfson said. “That will make it easier for the other candidates to follow.”
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Drive kicks off to ban foster care by partners

Arkansas Democrat Gazette
January 25, 2008
The Arkansas Family Council is launching a petition drive in hopes of passing a law that would ban gay and unmarried couples from adopting or becoming foster parents. A coalition of doctors, ministers, children’s advocates and others officially organized to campaign against the proposal. [Link]

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