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Sunday, March 21, 2004

Austin Gay Rights Advocates Converge to Fight for Marriage Equality
By Steven Morris
Austin activists have decided it is time to join the wave of one of the most important social movements since the civil rights struggle, and hope to ride that wave all the way to full marriage equality for same-sex couples. Last week a group of about 40 Austinites gathered to form the Austin Coalition for Marriage Equality


Mass Double Trouble
by Michael J. Meade Newscenter
Boston Bureau
Posted: March 22, 2004 12:01 a.m. ET
(Boston, Massachusetts) No matter what the Massachusetts legislature does when it meets March 29 to consider amending the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage a conservative group is gathering signatures to have the issue put to voters anyway. The Heritage Alliance says it concerned that lawmakers may approve an amendment that while preventing same-sex marriage would allow for civil unions, or that it might reject an amendment altogether.


Gay marriage poll in New Haven
(New Haven-AP) -- A New Haven Register poll finds half of residents in the greater New Haven area oppose a constitutional amendment that bans same-sex marriage.


Political parties skittish about hot-button issue
REPUBLICANS: Bush gung-ho on constitutional ban, GOP only lukewarm


Struggle for equal marriage rights continues in Massachusetts
By Frank Neisser
Progressive forces are continuing to mobilize here to defend equal marriage rights for same-sex couples against attempts by legislators to pass an amendment to the state constitution that would take them away. After years of inaction by the legislature on domestic partner and civil union legislation, last November the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the state constitution guarantees same-sex marriage rights. The court ordered the state to begin granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples by May 17. In February the legislature failed to pass several versions of an amendment that would have barred same-sex marriage, and adjourned the constitutional session until March 11.


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