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Sunday, March 14, 2004

Gay marriage debate includes questions of religious liberty
As Massachusetts weighs amending its constitution to allow civil unions, some say churches may face pressure.
By Jane Lampman | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
BOSTON – As the question of gay marriage flares across the US, pressure has mounted on state legislatures to pass constitutional amendments that define marriage as only between a man and a woman.

....The amendment "may do ... more serious and permanent harm than [the court ruling] itself from the standpoint of protecting the religious liberty of individuals, churches, and other religious organizations," a group of experts from Harvard and other law schools told the Massachusetts Catholic Conference, the church's public



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Maine Green Independent Party on Same Sex Marriage
By IPR
Mar 14, 2004, 16:22
AUGUSTA -- The Maine Green Independent Party (MGIP) calls on Governor Baldacci and the Maine Legislature to immediately repeal the statutory definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman, and to publicly affirm their support of the constitutional guarantee of equal protection for all citizens under the law.

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