National Gay and Lesbian Task Force UPDATE
July 5, 2006

In the News:

Task Force applauds U.S. House’s rejection of
       Federal Marriage Amendment
Vote on Massachusetts anti-marriage constitutional
       amendment postponed
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In the states



   

Task Force applauds U.S. House’s rejection of Federal Marriage Amendment

"In spite of intense lobbying, the right wing failed to get this appalling amendment through the House — just as it failed in the Senate. Clearly, there’s no traction in this issue." — Task Force Executive Director Matt Foreman

The U.S. House of Representatives today failed to secure the votes necessary to pass a proposed constitutional amendment that would prohibit the recognition of same-sex marriage and preclude courts from extending other types of family protections to same-sex couples.

[ Read the Task Force press release ]



 

Vote on Massachusetts anti-marriage constitutional amendment postponed

The Massachusetts constitutional convention recessed July 12 without considering a constitutional amendment proposed by initiative petition that would effectively overrule the state high court’s 2004 decision that required the state to license same-sex marriages.

Learn more at http://www.massequality.org.

[ Read the Task Force statement ]



 

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Registration is under way for Creating Change, the nation’s premier LGBT organizing conference.

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In the states

Kentucky Fairness Alliance, our statewide partner, was included in today’s Courier-Journal story headlined “Legislators may look at domestic partner benefits.”

PROMO, our statewide partner in Missouri, is having its 20th anniversary celebration on July 29. Click for details.



 


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