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Friday, March 19, 2004

Watertown (MA) pols vote against gay marriage ban
By Brian Johnson / Correspondent
Friday, March 19, 2004
During last week's constitutional convention, Watertown's three state legislators voted against a compromise amendment that would ban same-sex marriages, but create civil unions for gay couples.


Bid to hold 2nd vote on gay marriage ban fails
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 03/19/04
House Republicans failed in an attempt Friday to bring up a second vote on a Senate-approved gay marriage ban in Georgia.


The Body Politic
All's debatable
By Adriel Hampton
Staff Writer
Published on Friday, March 19, 2004
INTERESTING DEBATE in journalism circles over the Chronicle's decision to pull a City Hall reporter and photographer from covering the gay marriage story. At The Poynter Institute, much discussion centers on the political nature of two journalists taking part in the gay marriages here. On Stanford's Grade the News, however, is an interesting series of questions on how journalists fit into coverage of civil rights issues: "Are whites more objective reporters of stories about affirmative action than blacks? Are straight people more objective reporters of queer issues than gays? Are single people more objective reporters of marriage than married people? The answer to all of these questions should be 'no.' The Chronicle's claim that the answer to the third question is 'yes' makes no sense." Or how about this one: "Is a person who wishes to marry but is denied the opportunity, or is weighing a potentially fleeting opportunity to marry, more objective than a person who actually marries?" ...


Savannah Says No To Gay Marriage Amendment
by Newscenter Staff
Posted: March 19, 2004 11:11 a.m. ET
(Savannah, Georgia)
  Savannah City Council voted Thursday night to oppose amending the Georgia constitution to ban same-sex marriage. The unanimous vote makes Savannah the second city in the state, after Atlanta, to urge state lawmakers to reject legislation to change the state constitution.


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