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Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Missouri House passes same-sex marriage ban
Chris Blank

The Missouri House on Thursday passed a resolution to amend the constitution to define marriage as being between a man and woman.

The resolution is nearly identical to a resolution sponsored by Sen. Sarah Steelman, R-Rolla, earlier in the General Assembly session, except for an additional clause that prevents the recognition of same-sex marriages or unions from other states.

“If we’re going to recognize same-sex marriages outside of Missouri, we may as well not have the law,” said House sponsor Rep. Kevin Engler, R-Farmington. “People can travel where they do issue same-sex marriage licenses, and we would need to honor any marriages that happen there.”


Study to look at "hidden discrimination" for workers
Ben Townley, UK
A new project is set to look at the "hidden discrimination" aimed at lesbian and gay staff in higher education institutes.

The study, commissioned and funded by the Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) and conducted by the Institute for Employment Studies, will investigate the experiences of those in minority groups who "may be unlikely to disclose their minority status or report incidences of discrimination".

The anonymous study will initially focus on exploring the issues associated with minority groups, before widening to a full survey next month.


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