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Tuesday, March 16, 2004

House removes adoption bill's anti-gay riders
Tuesday, March 16, 2004
By Bill Toland, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
HARRISBURG -- Sidestepping a potential election-year land mine, Republican leaders in the state House yesterday postponed public discussion on several anti-gay measures submitted by a GOP lawmaker from northeastern Pennsylvania.


Vigil honors slaying victim
Attendees: Murder shows persecution transsexuals face
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 03/15/04
Their solemn faces illuminated by the flicker of candles, about 60 people gathered for a vigil Monday night to remember Precious Armani, a transgendered woman who was found shot to death outside a Buckhead apartment building two weeks ago.   Armani's death was the 10th known homicide of a transgendered person in Atlanta and the 14th in the state since 1990 — placing Georgia fourth in the nation among states with the highest number of violent deaths of transgendered people.


Oakland to consider decree urging same-sex marriages
By Mike Adamick

The Oakland City Council tonight will consider a proposal urging Alameda County to change that and begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In doing so, Oakland joins a number of other Bay Area cities and counties that are making their voices heard in the roiling national debate over same-sex marriages


'Homophopic tees raise concern
By Kara Hull
March 16, 2004
Recruitment T-shirts produced by a campus fraternity, which have been labeled "homophobic" by a University instructor, have brought quick condemnation from the Greek community.
The shirts, created by members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, depicted two boys holding hands with the slogan "If you like boys more ... rush the house next door."


Bill to ban civil unions goes before Senate committee today
Staff Writer
Gay marriage may be the nation's hot topic, with licenses having been issued from California to New York. In Tennessee, some Republican lawmakers are trying to outlaw civil unions.

Charges in Same-Sex Nuptials
N.Y. Clergy Protest, Vow to Wed More
By Alan Cooperman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, March 16, 2004; Page A04
A New York district attorney filed criminal charges yesterday against two Unitarian Universalist ministers for performing same-sex weddings, the first attempted prosecution in the United States of clergy for marrying gay couples. Ulster County District Attorney Donald A. Williams brought the charges against the Rev. Kay Greenleaf and the Rev. Dawn Sangrey, who performed 13 same-sex marriages in a scenic field in New Paltz, N.Y., two weekends ago. Williams previously filed identical charges against New Paltz Mayor Jason West.


Vatican, Muslims oppose gay benefits


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