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Monday, March 22, 2004

Legislator proposes anti-gay measures
Birmelin is so concerned that he's advocating some changes to Pennsylvania law that would not only reinforce a 1996 law that already bars gay marriages, but also would outlaw taxpayer-funded same-sex benefits and ban adoption by anyone who's identified as a "homosexual.


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(Washington, DC)—Log Cabin Republicans respond to the so-called “new” anti-family Constitutional amendment unveiled on Monday. “Log Cabin Republicans and the majority of Americans oppose any attempt to write discrimination into the Constitution. This is a weak attempt to sugarcoat a discriminatory amendment,” said Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director Patrick Guerriero.


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HRC: CHANGING THE CONSTITUTION CAN'T BE CONCEALED WITH TWEAKS AND MANEUVERING
"This is an attempt to change the Constitution from a vessel for freedom to a tool of discrimination," said HRC President Cheryl Jacques. WASHINGTON - An announcement Monday from the authors of the Federal Marriage Amendment to tweak the language of their proposal won't disguise this dangerous ploy to change the Constitution, said the Human Rights Campaign.


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Gay bookstore asks for funding as court fight against book seizures continues
 JEREMY HAINSWORTH
Canadian Press
Monday, March 22, 2004
VANCOUVER (CP) - After 20 years of fighting Canada Customs' seizures of book shipments, a Vancouver gay book store is asking the court to fund its next case.



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Florida Gay Rights Activists Continue to Challenge Legislation



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House Democrats Decide To Stifle Same-Sex Marriage Amendment
(FRANKFORT, Ky., March 22nd, 2004, 9 p.m.) -- House Democrats, voting by secret ballot in a closed-door meeting, decided Monday to stifle a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages.



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A gay son writes to his straight family members and friends about the pain of being treated like a second-class citizen

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