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A Push Is On for Same-Sex Marriage Rights Across New England

This is in today’s New York Times. In Tennessee we struck down a sodomy law that was on the books in the early ninties and a few years ago fought the good fight against an ammendment to our state constitution defining marriage as ONLY between a man and a woman. (we lost… 89% voted for it)

Seems like the tides of change are flowing back in my birthplace of New England but they will take some time before they wash up on our shores here in the south I’m afraid.
-Peace & Love,
Val

By ABBY GOODNOUGH
Published: April 4, 2009

BOSTON — The Iowa Supreme Court’s approval of same-sex marriage on Friday gave advocates an important first victory in the nation’s heartland, thwarting the notion that only the Northeast will accept it.

But for now, New England remains the nucleus of the same-sex marriage movement, with a campaign under way to extend marriage rights to gay men and lesbians in all six of the region’s states by 2012.

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