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Monday, May 10, 2004

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  • Groups file federal suit against Mass. high court

    by Staff, posted Monday, May 10, 2004 (13 years ago)

    BOSTON (BP)--Four pro-family groups filed a lawsuit in federal court on May 10 seeking to prevent the implementation of a ruling by Massachusetts' highest court that would legalize same-sex "marriage" in the state. Their filing comes only one week before the controversial ruling is set to take effect in Massachusetts. Read More

  • Hundreds, not thousands, attend Dayton 'Gay Day'

    by Staff, posted Monday, May 10, 2004 (13 years ago)

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    About 450 people, including this homosexual couple, attended "Gay Day in Rhea," an event held in Dayton, Tenn., May 8 in response to a resolution passed and later rescinded by Rhea County commissioners which offended homosexuals. Photo by Morris Abernathy


    DAYTON, Tenn. (BP)--Attendance was far less than expected, but an inaugural "Gay Day" celebration went ahead May 8 in the town that is better known as the site of the historic Scopes Monkey Trial.

    An estimated 450 people attended the "Gay Day in Rhea" event in Dayton, Tenn., which was held in reaction to a resolution passed and later rescinded by Rhea County commissioners. Organizers had hoped for more than 3,500 people.

    Participants picnicked, played volleyball and listened to speakers encourage political activism. Read More

  • Pastor's prayer in Jesus' name prompts Fla. politician's apology

    by James A Smith Sr., posted Monday, May 10, 2004 (13 years ago)

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (BP)--Florida Senate President James E. "Jim" King apologized to members of the legislative body April 28 after Florida Baptist pastor Clayton Cloer invoked the name of Jesus in his prayer in the Senate chamber as guest chaplain of the day. Read More