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Monday, March 29, 2004

and we should be protesting.. we need to fucking shut it down.. no more discrimination... no more hate.. no more two tiered systems... fucking shut it down now....

I make a public stand to end this discrimination... and I will not enter state that legalize discrimnation... I will not read my poetry in public unless it has to do with an action to to shut this hate down... enough... if we contiue to stand by and wathc we are all gulity of any hate crime that comes from some embodend fool.. we can no longer stand by... its time to act or loose more rights... and I want to know who is is next.. who else will lose their rights and the rest of us contiune life as ussual...

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Thousands Protest As Massachusetts Marriage Debate Resumes
03.29.04
By Michael J. Meade
(Boston, Massachusetts)
Thousands of people are demonstrating at the Massachusetts state house as legislators resume work on a constitutional ban on gay marriage. Crowds are not as large as they were at the last attempt to reach a consensus on amending the state constitution, but, police say they are having a hard time keeping the two sides

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NM County Clerk Ready For Gay Marriage Battle
by 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff
Posted: March 29, 2004 12:01 a.m. ET
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) Sandoval County clerk Victoria Dunlap is not backing down in her quest to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Dunlap is going to court to get a judge to lift the restraining order that prevents her from issuing the licenses.
New Mexico Attorney General Patricia Madrid got the injunction after Dunlap said last Tuesday she would again begin issuing licenses to same-sex couples. Shortly before her office was scheduled to open shee was was forced to tell about 30 couples who had lined up that she was unable to grant the licenses.
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against allowing imprisoned gay partners to exchange letters
Associated Press
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A federal magistrate has recommended that a gay federal prison inmate continue to be barred from sending letters to his partner, who is in the same prison, because the men aren't immediate family.


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Hundreds march against same-sex marriage in New Jersey
A prayer vigil organized by local church leaders concerned about social issues facing Asbury Park, N.J.--including its recent decision to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple--drew hundreds of marchers this weekend. While organizers said same-sex marriage was just one of many issues that spurred Sunday's rally, they said it was the "final reason" that convinced them the vigil was needed in this Monmouth County town. "We believe the word of God is to be taken as is, and we are not going to compromise," the Reverend Porter S. Brown, leader of Faith Baptist Tabernacle, told the Asbury Park Press. While official crowd estimates were not available, organizers claimed that about 1,200 people from around the region came out for Sunday's vigil, which lasted about 30 minutes. Besides speaking out against same-sex marriage, speakers also called for quick action to combat drug abuse, poverty, inadequate housing, and gang-related violence.
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Brazil withdraws pro-gay U.N. resolution
Brazil withdrew a resolution championing gay rights at a meeting of the U.N. Human Rights Commission on Monday, saying there wasn't enough international support for the document for a second year in a row. Brazil said it feared a repetition of the 2003 Human Rights Commission meeting, when several Islamic countries that opposed the document got the vote postponed until this year. The resolution would condemn discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. "Since November last year, we have been consulting with delegations of several countries on the text," Brazil's U.N. mission in Geneva said in a statement. "We have not yet been able, however, to arrive at a necessary consensus." Muslim members of the commission said last year they were against any resolution containing the words "sexual orientation." At the time, ambassadors from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Egypt, Libya, and Malaysia said non-Muslim nations were wrong to try to impose their values on others.

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Gay Couples To Sue After Albany Clerk Refuses Gay Marriage Licenses

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