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  • Mass. marriage amendment overcomes opposition, passes

    by Michael Foust, posted Wednesday, January 03, 2007 (11 years ago)

    BOSTON (BP)--In an action that surprised even some conservatives, Massachusetts legislators Jan. 2 passed a proposed constitutional marriage amendment just hours before it would have died as the session ended. Read More

  • Massachusetts legislators have 'duty' to vote on marriage amendment, court rules

    by Michael Foust, posted Thursday, December 28, 2006 (11 years ago)

    ‘Those [Massachusetts legislators] who now seek to avoid their lawful obligations ... ultimately will have to answer to the people who elected them.’
    Massachusetts court ruling

    BOSTON (BP)--The highest court in Massachusetts delivered a stinging rebuke to legislators Dec. 27, declaring that members have a "constitutional duty" to vote on a proposed marriage amendment.

    The seven justices on the Supreme Judicial Court said in the unanimous decision they had no "statutory authority" to force the legislature to vote. But they used most of the decision to spell out legislators' duties, and amendment supporters hope the decision will persuade enough legislators not to kill the amendment when a constitutional convention is convened Jan. 2, the final day of the session. Read More

  • Governor's signature makes N.J. 3rd state with civil unions

    by Staff, posted Friday, December 22, 2006 (11 years ago)

    TRENTON, N.J. (BP)--New Jersey became the third state to legalize civil unions when Gov. Jon Corzine signed Dec. 21 into law a bill that grants homosexual couples all the legal benefits of marriage under state law.

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  • Canadian Parliament votes to allow 'gay marriage' law to stand

    by Staff, posted Friday, December 08, 2006 (12 years ago)

    OTTAWA, Ontario (BP)--Canada's Parliament affirmed the nation's "gay marriage" law Dec. 7, easily voting down a motion by the Conservative government that would have reopened debate on the issue and likely ended up reversing the law. Read More

  • Maryland high court hears 'gay marriage' case

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, December 05, 2006 (12 years ago)

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (BP)--Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union asked the highest court in Maryland Dec. 4 to strike down the state's marriage laws and make it the second state in the nation to legalize "gay marriage." Read More

  • 'Gay penguins' book stirs controversy, ignores full story

    by Michael Foust, posted Friday, November 17, 2006 (12 years ago)

    CHICAGO (BP)--A children's book based on a true story about two "gay penguins" is causing concern from parents in several schools and towns nationwide, and thus far the controversy largely has ignored an important fact -- the penguins long ago split up, with one of them going on to nest with the opposite sex. Read More

  • Canadian churches hope to see 'gay marriage' law reversed

    by Michael Foust, posted Wednesday, November 15, 2006 (12 years ago)

    OTTAWA, Ontario (BP)--Christians across Canada are being urged to contact their representatives in Parliament and encourage them to support an upcoming motion to reopen the debate over "gay marriage." Read More