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Tuesday, April 06, 2004

Gays Have 'No Right To Marry' Oregon Tells Court
by Newscenter Staff
Posted: April 6, 2004 5:03 p.m. ET
(Portland, Oregon) Legal briefs for and against same-sex marriage were filed in a Portland Court Tuesday setting the stage for a legal battle that will wind its way to the state Supreme Court. Nine same-sex couples who were married in Portland sued the state on March 24 after the registrar for vital records refused to file their marriage certificates. (story)
Lawyers for the state of Oregon in their brief said that same-sex couples have no constitutional right to obtain marriage licenses.


Senate Committee Approves Bill To Ban Gay Marriages
POSTED: 5:08 pm CDT April 6, 2004
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A Senate committee approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday that prevents marriage licenses from being issued to two people of the same sex.


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