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Thursday, April 01, 2004

Campus Rallies Against Hate After Gay Student Threatened

by Margo Williams Newscenter
Boston Bureau
Posted: April 1, 2004 2:14 p.m. ET
(Boston, Massachusetts) Hundreds of students at the College of the Holy Cross rallied in support for a gay student who s has been the target of threatening letters.

Georgia lawmakers send constitutional marriage ban to voters
Georgia voters will decide this fall whether to amend the state constitution to ban equal marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples, even if the same-sex unions are performed in other states. The Georgia house approved the ban 122-52 on Wednesday. Same-sex marriage already is illegal in Georgia, but the matter is not addressed in its constitution. Supporters of the amendment said current law was not enough to prevent a judge from allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry. "We cannot let judges in Boston or officials in San Francisco define marriage for the people of Georgia," said Republican representative Bill Hembree, the amendment's sponsor, referring to other hot spots in the national debate over same-sex marriage.


Quebec Holds First Gay Wedding
by Jean-Pierre O'Brien Newscenter
Montreal Bureau
(Montreal, Quebec) A Montreal gay couple who successfully fought for the right to marry were wed Thursday in a jubilant ceremony, becoming the first same-sex couple in Quebec to tie the knot.


Prohibiting Gay Marriage Not Justified Canada Says
by Ben Thompson Newscenter
Ottawa Bureau
(Ottawa) Prohibiting same-sex marriage can no longer be justified the Canadian government has told the Supreme Court in a brief asking for direction in writing legislation to fully recognize gay unions.


Missouri House Passes Anti-Gay Amendment
by Newscenter Staff
(Jefferson City, Missouri) A proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution that would ban same-sex union passed the House on Wednesday.


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