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Monday, April 12, 2004

Activists rally again on gay-marriage issue
By BRUCE SCHREINER / Associated Press Writer
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Members of the Kentucky House—the battleground over a proposed constitutional ban on gay marriages—were greeted Monday by activists on both sides of the emotional issue. Gay-rights activists sang, chanted and held placards opposing the proposed constitutional amendment to prohibit same-sex marriages. Michael Roberts, a senior at St. Xavier High School in Louisville, said the proposal would deny gays and lesbians a fundamental right. “Think about all the benefits that you get from being married, from having someone that you share your lives with,” he said.


Frist signs on as co-sponsor of Federal Marriage Amendment
WASHINGTON (BP)--Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has signed on as a co-sponsor of the proposed Federal Marriage Amendment, adding momentum to those hoping for a vote on the amendment this year.


  Christian college to discuss firings for homosexual acts
HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Eastern Mennonite University President Loren Swartzendruber has agreed to meet students to discuss the dismissal of two professors for homosexual acts and the resignation of another in protest. Swartzendruber agreed to attend the forum Tuesday at the request of a small group of students at the Christian school. "We will not tolerate bigotry, poor language, inappropriate comments about persons of any sexual orientation," he said.


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