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Sunday, March 14, 2004

SAME SEX, DIFFERNET BENEFITS: Gay couples winning some fights for equal rights
March 14, 2004
BY STEPHEN HENDERSON
FREE PRESS WASHINGTON STAFF
Months before marriage for gays and lesbians became the subject of sometimes intemperate debate in courtrooms, legislatures and at dinner tables across the country, P.J. Sedillo reached a turning point in his own struggle for equality -- and was about to catch a break. For a decade, Sedillo had been prodding his employer, the Albuquerque Public Schools system, to extend health benefits to his partner, an Army veteran whose insurance didn't include dental or vision coverage. The answer was always no. The system didn't recognize domestic partnerships.


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Q&A Attorney Tom Greene on same-sex benefits



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Gay Marriage Battle to Test Constitutions
By WILLIAM McCALL
Associated Press Writer
There was a time in America when a man and a woman could not marry if one was white and the other black. The U.S. Supreme Court ended that practice with a firm ruling that the law cannot discriminate based on race when it came to an institution as fundamental as marriage.

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