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Friday, March 19, 2004

Eight gay couples refused marriage licenses in Orlando
Associated Press Writer
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Dressed in matching black blazers, baby-blue ties and peach-colored boutonnieres, Mike Palmateer and Clinton McCracken approached the deputy clerk's window Friday and submitted a marriage application. Michelle Gervy, a deputy clerk at the Orange County Courthouse, handed them a copy of a Florida statute and gently told them, "Unfortunately, we're unable to process or accept the application because of Florida statute."


Legal rift between Ore., counties leaves same-sex couples in limbo
09:11 AM PST on Friday, March 19, 2004
Associated Press

The state of Oregon is storing the marriage certificates of gay and lesbian couples separately, until a decision is reached in the same-sex marriage issue.


Gay activists rally for lesbian journalists
By Alison Soltau
Gay and lesbian community leaders on Thursday opposed the San Francisco Chronicle's decision to pull journalist Rachel Gordon and photographer Liz Mangelsdorf off the same-sex marriage story after the couple married at City Hall.y


S.F. City Attorney to Calif. Supreme Court: Mayor had Authority to Marry Gays
March 19, 2004

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed briefs in two cases before the California Supreme Court on Thursday, arguing that the city's officials were within their rights and duties to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples based on the City's determination that existing statutes banning such unions were unconstitutional.


Gay marriage ban vote delayed
By Scott Rothschild, Journal-World
Friday, March 19, 2004
TOPEKA — A Senate committee today postponed voting on a proposed amendment to the Kansas Constitution that would prohibit gay marriages.


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