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The Right to Divorce
The New York Times
6/6/2009
6/6/2009"When C.C. married C.M. in Massachusetts in 2005, they expected the marriage to be forever. The lesbian couple, who lived together on the Upper East Side, had been in a relationship for five years... But tensions set in, straining the marriage. There were health and financial issues, and the 'stress of a same-sex marriage.'

VT Edition: Brian Brown & Jennifer Pizer on same-sex marriage debate strategies
Vermont Public Radio
6/8/2009
6/8/2009"Proponents of same-sex marriage hope to build on recent successes in Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire and rally support for legislation elsewhere."Jennifer Pizer is the National Marriage Project Director at Lambda Legal... [She] spoke with VPR's Jane Lindholm about strategies they'll pursue in states where same-sex marriage is being debated."

Gays decry Obama's stand on gay marriage case
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
6/12/2009
6/12/2009"Gay rights groups expressed dismay with the Obama administration Friday over its championing of the Defense of Marriage Act, a law the president pledged to try to repeal while on the campaign trail.

Court throws out ban on exposing children to gays
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
6/15/2009
6/15/2009"The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday threw out a judge's order that prohibited children in a divorce case from having any contact with their father's gay and lesbian friends."Beth Littrell, staff attorney for the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund in Atlanta, said the visitation order was the most sweeping of its kind she had seen in Georgia.

Taxes add sting to loss of domestic partner
Los Angeles Times
6/16/2009
6/16/2009"Don Atkins shared his life with Ted Horzella for 37 years...But when Horzella died in 2005 at the age of 76, Atkins was shocked to learn his annual property tax bill would rise from $1,400 to $10,400.

Georgia Supreme Court Throws Out Anti-Gay Ruling
Public Broadcasting Atlanta
6/16/2009
06/16/2009"Eric and Sandy Kay Mongerson had four children during their 21-year marriage. But when the couple divorced in 2007, Fayette Superior Court Judge Christopher Edwards issued a blanket ban against the children having any contact with the father's gay partner or friends.

Adoption and Parenting

President Wades Into Gay Issues
The Washington Post
6/18/2009
6/18/2009"President Obama moved yesterday to reset his relations with a gay and lesbian constituency that supported him by wide margins in the last election and whose leaders have been disappointed ever since.

Stonewall started it
NorthJersey.com
6/28/2009
6/28/2009"The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, were the seminal moment in an ongoing social revolution that has shattered social taboos, changed laws and stretched the definition of family."For some people, the gay rights movement isn't advancing fast enough... For others, it has already gone too far.

Federal Prop 8 Test Happens Thursday
Bilerico
6/29/2009
6/29/2009"After all the outrage, protests and promises to put same sex marriage back on the ballot in 2010 following the California Supreme Court's May 26 ruling upholding Prop 8, the struggle over marriage equality is now back in the courts – and this time the stakes are even higher.

Even in Iowa, married gays are still unequal in work benefits
Omaha World-Herald
6/30/2009
6/30/2009"Three months have passed since the Iowa Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, and gay couples are finding out that being married doesn't necessarily translate into spousal health benefits.

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