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Thursday, April 08, 2004 organizes marriage rights protests, April 15
Sign the Petition:  
"I won't vote for anyone who supports the anti-gay amendment"

On April 15, 24 cities across the country will host demonstrations for same-sex marriage rights at local post offices. The "No Taxation With Discrimination" protests aim to bring awareness of gay marriage issues and to mobilize support from the GLBT community and its allies. The tax day protests are being organized by a national online network cofounded by Robin Tyler and John Aravosis and are devoted to stopping antigay constitutional amendments. "Gay Americans and their allies must make fighting this legislative bigotry our number 1 priority," said Aravosis in a statement. For more information or to find the post office nearest you, visit


Adoption under fire
Two anti-gay adoption bills introduced in Michigan House
By D'Anne Witkowski
LANSING - Two bills have been introduced in the Michigan House that would impact LGBT people seeking to adopt children or become foster parents. Although the bills do not specifically address LGBT foster and adoptive parents, LGBT leaders call the bills a clear attempt to hurt LGBT families.

TurnOut Detroit seeks to empower unregistered LGBT voters
By Brent Dorian Carpenter
FERNDALE - On Saturday, TurnOut Detroit held a training session designed to rally unregistered LGBT voters, educate the public about same-sex marriage, anti-gay discrimination and other vital issues for the community. The event was sponsored by Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center, Detroit Black Gay Pride, and Triangle Foundation, and is being funded by the Gill Foundation.


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