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Thursday, March 25, 2004

Multnomah Co. Holds Hearings On Gay Marriage Decision
by 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff
(Portland, Oregon) Multnomah County, under pressure from residents opposed to same-sex marriage, held its first public hearings on the issue today.
More than 50 people testified before the commissioners. Much of the opposition focused on moral grounds, and several people objected to the commission reaching agreement to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples without public consultation.

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UTAH DESERVES MORE THAN DIVISIVE POLITICS
"The people of Utah deserve equality, not discrimination," said HRC President Cheryl Jacques.
WASHINGTON - Utah Gov. Olene Walker Tuesday signed a divisive and discriminatory measure into law that restates a 1996 Utah law that denies marriage rights and responsibilities to same-sex couples. The new law also bans civil unions, domestic partnerships or related legal protection for same-sex couples.

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