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Monday, March 15, 2004

lets go amerika...March 22 on courthouse steps across the country.


Local women planning national event for gays
Same-sex couples to meet at courthouses to put face on efforts to win right to marry.
By Tim Evans
tim.evans@indystar.com
March 15, 2004
Watching the national debate over same-sex marriage, Michele and Teresa O'Mara felt it was missing a human element. So the Hendricks County women, who married last July in Canada, decided to do something to shift the focus from constitutional and religious ideologies to real people. The result: a national event called Going to the Courthouse. "This is a way to show the faces of the people affected," Michele O'Mara said of the grass-roots campaign. Their plan is for gay couples, their families and friends to gather March 22 on courthouse steps across the country.


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South Florida Rally To Support Gay Marriage
UPDATED: 6:31 am EST March 15, 2004
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- South Florida attorney Ellis Rubin is holding a rally today in Fort Lauderdale in support of gay marriage.


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Same Sex Weddings Are Focal Point at Big Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender Expo March 20-21; Same Sex Wedding Ceremony, Celebrity Performances and Speakers Featured
Monday March 15, 5:20 am ET
NEW YORK, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A highlight of The Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender (GLBT) Expo at the huge Jacob Javits Center is a performance of the same sex wedding ceremonies by two leading gay groups during the event March 20-21



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Araujo Murder Trial Begins
by Mary Ellen Peterson
365Gay.com Newscenter
San Francisco Bureau
Posted: March 15, 2004 12:01 a.m. ET
(Newark, California)  The trial of three men accused of killing a 17 year old transgendered teen in 2002 will begin today but prospective jurors who display any knowledge of transsexuality or homosexuality could be dismissed. She was struck in the head with a skillet, punched and choked, Nabors said.
One blow to her face was so hard her head crashed into the wall, leaving an indentation. She then was tied up, wrapped in a blanket and dragged into the garage to keep blood from getting on the carpet. Nabors said he did not see what happened next, but he said one of his friends later told him he had strangled Araujo, and another admitted hitting her twice over the head with a shovel to make sure she was dead.



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Marriage licenses on hold in Multnomah Co.
07:10 AM PST on Monday, March 15, 2004
by KGW and AP Staff
Same-sex marriages are on hold in Multnomah County Monday morning, as commissioners contemplate whether to continue issuing the marriages licenses.
The county marriage office will remain closed until noon Monday; it usually opens at 8 a.m. County chairwoman Diane Linn said she is discussing the issue with her legal advisors after an opinion by the State Attorney General Hardy Myers Friday found that the county was breaking state law.



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Student Senate opposes anti-gay marriage amendment
2004-03-15
By Jamie Hartford
Athens NEWS Campus Reporter
The Ohio University Student Senate took a stand against President Bush's request for a constitutional amendment protecting marriage at Senate's last meeting of the quarter.
By a roll call vote of 24-to-1, with nine senators abstaining, Senate last Wednesday passed a resolution to oppose any amendment that would define marriage as between a man and a woman.



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so, all the queers need to leave alabama.. back up and move.. let it be its hold south heterooosexual self..

Poll: 80 percent of Alabamians oppose gay marriage


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Backers of rights for gays convene
Same-sex marriage advocate speaks out
- The Olympia City Council has scheduled a public hearing Tuesday on a proposed resolution opposing a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. The hearing is slated to begin no later than 8 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers of City Hall, 900 Plum St., Olympia.
The topic of same-sex marriage drew the largest crowd in seven years to the monthly meeting of the Olympia chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays on Sunday afternoon.


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Gay marriage battle will test state, national Constitutions



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'I will never forgive Sizzlers killers'
Cape Town 15 March 2004 13:28 -The mother of one of the men slain in the Sizzlers massacre told the Cape High Court on Monday she would never forgive her son's two murderers.


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Gay New Hope pair to apply for marriage license in Bucks
The couple who inspired the strongest stand so far against the Pennsylvania law banning same-sex marriage plans to apply for a marriage license Monday at the Bucks County Courthouse. Stephen Stahl and Robert Seneca of New Hope, who have been together for 28 years, will try to get the piece of paper that would grant them the rights they have wanted for more than two decades.


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An oasis of sanity on gay marriage
By John Grogan
Inquirer Columnist
I came to the historic riverfront town of New Hope expecting to find Gomorrah on the Delaware, its populace turned to pillars of salt for daring to so brazenly embrace homosexual union.
But on Friday, three days after the Borough Council unanimously voted in favor of gay marriage, all was quiet.



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Legislator proposes anti-gay measures



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Lawmakers Brace for Gay Marriage Debate
By STEVE LeBLANC
Associated Press Writer
Originally published March 15, 2004, 3:05 AM EST
BOSTON -- Responding to a court ruling allowing gay couples to wed, Massachusetts legislators have met twice over a month's time in an effort to hammer out a compromise constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage but allow civil unions.


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Islamic members to challenge UN's same-sex benefits plan
UNITED NATIONS - The debate over gay marriage will spill into the international arena today as United Nations member states squabble over the organization's bid to give UN employees in same-sex partnerships extended family benefits.


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A church's ringing endorsement of gay marriage
Members of the congregation of Providence's Bell Street Chapel use bells to express their support.
08:02 AM EST on Monday, March 15, 2004
PROVIDENCE -- About 100 congregants of the Bell Street Chapel formed a circle in the pocket park beside their church yesterday and rang bells and jiggled key chains in support of gay marriage.


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GOVERNOR SPEAKS OUT AGAINST AMMENDMENT

GOVERNOR DOYLE SAYS THAT ACTION ISN'T NEEDED BECAUSE WISCONSIN'S CONSTITUTION CURRENTLY DOESN'T RECOGNIZE GAY MARRIAGE.



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Brown County DFLers support gay marriage


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Indiana gay marriage bill gets new life in legislative session
Hostettler says constituents care about issue
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) --
After languishing for months in a subcommittee, a bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. John Hostettler to bar federal judges from forcing states to recognize same-sex marriages will receive a hearing this spring.


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Ithacans Discuss Gay Marriage Last Friday
By ANDREW BECKWITH
The Ithaca Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Task Force held a meeting last Friday at the Unitarian Church on Buffalo Street in order to address the growing controversy of same-sex marriage


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Residents face gay marriage barrier:
By Kevin Saleeba / News Staff Writer
Monday, March 15, 2004
MILLIS -- When Kate Watson was living in Buffalo, N.Y., during the late 1950s and early 1960s, she remembered it was illegal for two gay people to be together.

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