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Monday, May 17, 2004

NJ Gays Push For "Massachusetts Marriage" Law

(Trenton) -- Supporters of gay marriage will hold a rally in Trenton tonight as Massachusetts becomes the first state to process marriage licenses for same-sex couples.

Members of New Jersey's gay and lesbian community say they're disappointed they can't get married in the Garden State.

Earlier this year, Asbury Park permitted two men to marry. However, other marriage licenses were put on hold after the state told the Monmouth County city to stop.

Homosexual groups are challenging that action and are appealing a judge's ruling against same-sex marriage in New Jersey.


Amendments to Bathroom Bill Fail
Crimson Staff Writer

In its final meeting of the school year on Saturday afternoon, the Undergraduate Council tied up loose ends by finalizing a resolution supporting gender-neutral bathrooms and allocating funds for activities next semester.

While the resolution supporting gender-neutral bathrooms passed by a vote of 32-3 at last week’s meeting, two amendments proposed on Saturday led the council to reexamine the issue.

The first amendment, proposed by Joseph R. Oliveri ’05, called to strike a clause from the bill that allowed people to use the bathroom that they deem appropriate. Oliveri said he was concerned that permitting such free reign could lead to more assaults in campus bathrooms.

“This is about safety for the overwhelming majority of the campus,” Oliveri said. “There is probably no place on campus that people are more exposed than in the bathroom.”


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