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Saturday, March 20, 2004

National gay advocacy group celebrates a year of equal rights victories
By JEREMY HAINSWORTH
VANCOUVER (CP) - Three-quarters of Canadians now have the right to choose whether or not they wish to marry, says the executive director of Canada's national gay rights group.


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Two Westport Clergy Involved in New Paltz Same-Sex Marriage Ceremony Today


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Vatican joins Muslims to fight homosexual partnerships
 
A proposal by the UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, to extend spousal benefits to the partners of gay UN officials has outraged representatives of the organisation's 51 Islamic nations, some of which outlaw homosexuality altogether. The Vatican's envoy to the UN has also expressed dismay, prompting fears among Mr Annan's aides of a joint Roman Catholic-Muslim crusade



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Reluctant symbol
Gay legislator fights same-sex marriage ban
By SONJI JACOBS
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
She's the Georgia General Assembly's only openly gay member. And as such, Drenner has come to personify this year's divisive battle over a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.


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At a Gay Synagogue, a Rabbi Isn't Fazed by Legalities
By THOMAS CRAMPTON
Published: March 21, 2004
abbi Ayelet S. Cohen awoke one morning to find she had turned into a criminal - at least in the eyes of some. With charges brought against two members of the clergy last Monday in relation to same-sex marriage ceremonies conducted in New Paltz, N.Y., Rabbi Cohen realized that she had broken the law by conducting a similar wedding herself


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Same-sex marriage decisions since 1971
A look at the key court and legislative actions that brought the same-sex marriage issue to the forefront.


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Gay marriage debate in Legislature likely to be revived
By MARK SCOLFORO
The Associated Press
3/20/2004, 3:36 p.m. ET
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The decision last Monday by House Republican lawmakers to drop plans to attach a set of anti-gay measures to a popular adoption bill may have been a retreat in the state's political culture wars, but it hardly was a surrender.


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County's decision brings gay marriage to a timber town
03/20/2004
By ANDREW KRAMER  / Associated Press
Life moves slowly in Monroe. It is the last community in the nation with a steam-powered sawmill. The sidewalks are gravel. For news, townsfolk go to the Chat-n-Chew diner. Nonetheless, San Francisco and New York are lagging behind this backwater town in a hugely significant way: it is in a county that has decided to start granting marriage licenses to gay couples who want them.


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it was great day to stop this fascism

Protesters jam S.F. streets
Day of marches staged on first anniversary of U.S.-led Iraq war

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