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Proposed Same-Sex Marriage Bill Surprises Michigan Dems

Michigan Democrats were surprised when State Rep. Pam Byrnes announced she would offer legislation aimed at reversing the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

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New York State Senators Defect to Republican Party; Reproductive Health, Marriage Equality Legislation Doomed

Two Democratic New York state senators vote with Republicans to change leadership, imperiling both reproductive health and same-sex marriage legislation.

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Iowa State Legislative Leaders Vow No Action on Same-Sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage will not be an issue in next year’s legislative session, said the highest-ranking Democrats from both chambers of the Iowa legislature.

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California Supreme Court Upholds Proposition 8

The California Supreme Court today ruled Proposition 8, the ballot initiative outlawing same-sex marriage, constitutional, while declaring valid the thousands of same-sex marriages that took place while same-sex marriage was legal in the state.

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Common Foes on Common Ground? LGBT, Pro-Choice Movements Need to Draw the Line

Women and queers share common enemies, because we share the same goal: liberation from rigid sex roles and other oppressive restrictions on our lives.

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Sexuality Conference in Hanoi Challenges Norms, Expectations

What does it mean to be straight, gay, queer, L or G or B or T or none of the above? What is it like to live with the stigma of HIV? How does it feel to be denied the right to marry your partner?

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Vermont’s Civil Wars of Ideology

It is wonderful that several states have granted same-sex couples the right to marry. It was even more special that Vermont was able to pass the legislation without a court-ordered mandate.

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Iowa County Recorders Can’t Deny Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples

The Iowa Attorney General says that county recorders do not have the authority to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Iowa Governor, State Reps React to Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

In his first press conference since the Iowa Supreme Court voided the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, Gov. Chet Culver stated voters will ultimately decide the issue.

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Roundup: Vermont Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto of Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Vermont legislature overrides Governor’s veto of same-sex marriage bill; assessing new members of the Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships; Illinois can’t force pharmacists to dispense EC; Maryland student punished for taking birth control.

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