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Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Moseley Braun emphasizes the importance of individual action
People also asked Moseley Braun about her opinions on specific political issues. When asked about her views on San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome’s recent sanctioning of gay marriage, Moseley Braun replied that it was “brilliant,” and that she sees gay marriage in the same terms as interracial marriage.


Filibuster ends with promise to hear gay marriage motion
By John Greiner
Senate leaders diffused a potential hours-long filibuster Tuesday by agreeing to hear a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriages in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma already has a law prohibiting people of the same sex from marrying.

A proposed constitutional amendment is to be heard later by the Senate. If it clears the Legislature, it would have to be approved by Oklahoma voters.


Supporters of gays, lesbians fear smear campaign
By John Cheves
FRANKFORT - With a proposed state constitutional amendment on the Nov. 2 ballot to ban same-sex marriages and civil unions, gays, lesbians and their friends imagined the worst yesterday -- a statewide advertising campaign depicting homosexuals as perverts to be shunned by society.

"It could get very, very ugly in the next six months. I hope it's not, but the amount of hate we saw was hard to take," said Jennifer Crossen of Lexington, a member of the Kentucky Fairness Alliance.

Crossen was referring to scenes at the Capitol repeated several times in recent weeks as hundreds of noisy and sometimes angry protesters jammed the halls to cheer and jeer legislators about the Senate bill that carried the proposed amendment.

Opponents of same-sex marriage finally won at about 11 p.m. Monday, when a bitterly divided House voted 85 to 11 to approve the bill. The House Democratic majority had tried to avoid a public stand on the issue, but finally relented to pressure from religious groups.


Men vow marriage license fight
By Pervaiz Shallwani
PHILADELPHIA | A New Hope couple denied a marriage license last month say they will challenge Pennsylvania's marriage law, regarded as among the toughest in the country by same-sex couples wanting to legalize their relationships.

Stephen Stahl and Robert Seneca are the first couple to announce they will fight the law in court. They decided last week to appeal Bucks County's denial of a license.


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