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National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEBRUARY 20, 2004
11:26 PM
CONTACT:  National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Newsroom: 323-857-8751
 
Updates and News On Equal Marriage Issues
 

WASHINGTON - February 20 - For a bit of humor, check out Mark Fiore's audio cartoon: Fiore Presents: Attack of the Gay Agenda

The following is a link from a progressive San Francisco call-in show. On the archives section you will find a show entitled, "Marriage equality shout out." The entire hour of the show is devoted to callers who were at San Francisco City Hall, either to get married or to support people who did. Marriage Equality Shout Out

A San Francisco judge Friday afternoon (2-20-04) rejected another attempt by a conservative Christian group to stop the city from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Read more here: The Marriages Will Go On!

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed suit Thursday afternoon challenging the constitutionality of state laws banning equal marriage rights for same-sex couples. Read more here: San Francisco Sues State Over Gay Marriage

Legislation to toughen Wyoming's ban on equal marriage rights for same-sex couples has been defeated in a Senate committee. Read more here: Wyoming Nixes New Gay Wedding Ban

Legislation banning equal marriage rights for same-sex couples and barring the state from recognizing civil unions has been sent to Gov. Olene Walker. Read more here: Utah Passes Anti-Gay Marriage Bill

Legislation that gay advocates say would devastate same-sex families will be introduced in the Pennsylvania legislature when it reconvenes next month. Read more here: Pennsylvania Bill Would Ban Gay Marriage, Adoption, Benefits

Chicago mayor Richard Daley Wednesday said he has no problem with gay and lesbian couples marrying. Read more here: Chicago Mayor Supports Gay Marriage

A proposal to amend the Maine constitution to ban equal marriage rights for same-sex couples was rejected Wednesday in the state House of Representatives. Read more here: Maine Lawmakers Reject Gay Marriage Amendment

The Supreme Court of Canada announced Friday (Feb. 20, 2004) it was delaying any consideration of same-sex equal marriage until fall. Read more here: Canadian Supreme Court Puts Off Marriage Hearing

Groups in Oregon fighting against equal marriage rights for same-sex couples have filed four ballot initiatives to amend the state constitution to define marriage as being between a man and a woman. Read more here: Four Ballot Initiatives Filed To Ban Gay Marriage In Oregon

Conservative Christian groups are threatening to desert President Bush this November claiming he has failed to follow through on a promise to publicly announce his support for a constitutional amendment banning equal marriage rights for same-sex couples. Read more here: Conservatives Threaten To Desert Bush

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