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Tuesday, April 06, 2004

ACLU to file gay marriage lawsuit
The Associated Press
The American Civil Liberties Union said it will sue New York state on behalf of same-sex couples denied the right to marry. The group said it will file a lawsuit in Albany on Wednesday against the state Department of Health on behalf of at least 12 gay couples. The complaint claims state health regulations defining marriage as between a man and a woman violates protections granted under the state constitution, said the ACLU's Paul Cates.

City may recognize same-sex marriages
Resolution would apply only to city employees, but activists say council vote carries important symbolism
The first city in Sonoma County to voice support for gay marriage, Sebastopol is poised again to break new ground by considering a policy of recognizing same-sex unions performed elsewhere. Though the resolution on tonight's City Council agenda would affect only city employees with same-sex spouses, the symbolism of the vote is important, one local gay activist said.


House Judiciary Committee to hold hearing on gay marriage
Associated Press Writer
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The Senate has said no to recognizing gay marriages. Now the issue goes to the House of Representatives. Members of the House Judiciary Committee expect hundreds of people to turn out for a hearing Wednesday on legislation to block any legal recognition of same-sex unions performed in other states.

Senate committee approves bill to ban gay marriages
The Associated Press
A Senate committee approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday that prevents marriage licenses from being issued to two people of the same sex. The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee approved the ban on gay marriages by an 8-0 vote and it now goes to the full Senate for consideration.


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