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Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Targeting gays' feelings of isolation; Local woman leads group's effort to create a sense of community
By SHAMUS McGILLICUDDY
The Patriot Ledger
MARSHFIELD - Not long ago, Lucie Rice, walked out of her Marshfield home and discovered that someone had smashed a side-view mirror on her car. She wondered whether someone had targeted it because she is gay.


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Church says gay marriage charges overstep bounds
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — Unitarian Universalist ministers began performing religious marriage ceremonies for gay couples long before the issue entered the national debate. So when ministers Kay Greenleaf and Dawn Sangrey were charged with criminal offenses Monday for marrying 13 gay couples, critics said the action was unprecedented and accused prosecutors of violating religious freedom.


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Love has everything to do with it
Karen P. Oliveto Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Feb. 12 will forever be a watershed moment not only in the history of San Francisco, but also within the United States. On that day, when Mayor Gavin Newsom extended the right of legal marriage to same-sex couples, another chapter of civil rights history was written.


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Marriage reveals evolving society
Mabel Teng Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Although the California Supreme Court's ruling has put a temporary stop to San Francisco's efforts to issue same-sex marriage licenses for now, we should not be deterred from our efforts to end discrimination against gay and lesbian families. Marriage has long been a flashpoint for the expansion of liberties in the United States. In 1948, in Perez vs. Sharp, the California Supreme Court ruled that a white woman and an African American man had the right to marry.. Almost 20 years later, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Loving vs. Virginia that laws prohibiting intermarriage were unconstitutional.


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Asbury Park In Same Sex Marriage Spotlight
Mar 16, 2004 7:09 am US/Eastern
NEWARK, N.J. (AP)
Two lawsuits were filed in court Monday pertaining to the marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples in Asbury Park one by city officials seeking a court ruling in support of same-sex vows and the other by a conservative group seeking a declaration that city officials had violated state law by issuing the licenses.


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Bucks official refuses to take application for gay marriage

New Hope backs the idea, but Pa. rules don't allow it.



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Why should we judge?
The Union staff
I find it extremely disturbing that many of the states in our country are refusing to marry gay couples. Isn't this supposed to be a "free country?" The U.S. is showing a poor example of this. It's showing that we don't support all of our citizens.

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