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Gay rights lawyer brings message of hope to AU students
Opelika-Auburn News
9/26/2007"'The ball is already rolling, but now it's about keeping it moving in the right direction.'

Ban on gay marriage invalid
The Des Moines Register

Same-Sex Couples Can Wed in Iowa
The Washington Post
8/30/2007"A county judge struck down Iowa's decade-old gay marriage ban as unconstitutional Thursday and ordered local officials to process marriage licenses for six gay couples."Gay couples from anywhere in Iowa could apply for a marriage license from Polk County under Judge Robert Hanson's ruling.

A Personal View of Same-Sex Marriage
National Public Radio
8/27/2007"The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced the recipients of the 2007 Salute to Excellence Awards Saturday, August 11th. The annual competition honors work in print, television, radio, online and photojournalism.

Court panel restores rights of adopted kids
The Detroit News
8/4/2007"Should the legal ties between parents and their adopted child unravel if the family leaves the state where the adoption decree was handed down?"Of course, not. The very idea is outrageous.

Victory for gay adoptive parents
The Oklahoman
8/4/2007"The federal appeals court in Denver on Friday struck down Oklahoma's law that bans state recognition of out-of-state adoptions by same-sex parents."The ruling is a victory for gay and lesbian couples who adopt children.

Same-sex adoptions: Outside decrees OK, court affirms
Tulsa World
8/4/2007"An Oklahoma law that bars state recognition of adoptions from other states by same-sex parents is unconstitutional, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday. The ruling is a victory for gay and lesbian couples who adopt children.

Alimony provides a same-sex union test
Los Angeles Times
7/22/2007"Ron Garber knew his former wife was living with another woman — and had taken her last name — when he agreed to pay her $1,250 a month in alimony."What he didn't know was that the two women had registered with the state as domestic partners under a law that was supposed to mirror marriage law, Garber said.

Corzine Enters Dispute With United Parcel Service Over Who Is a Legal Spouse
The New York Times
7/21/2007"Gov. Jon S. Corzine of New Jersey sent a letter on Friday urging United Parcel Service to provide the same benefits for civil union partners as it does for married couples.

In denying benefits, firm says civil union not marriage's equal
The New Jersey Star-Ledger
7/28/2007"A company that provides health care coverage to married gay couples in Massachusetts has denied the same benefits to a couple who entered a civil union in New Jersey."United Parcel Service's decision to deny coverage to a Toms River couple boils down to a single word: New Jersey law does not call them 'spouses.'