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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Massachusetts lets out-of-state gay couples marry


The residency requirement for gay marriage in Massachusetts is now lifted.

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Friday, July 25, 2008

California Changes Prop 8 Ballot Language; Gay Marriage Ban Proposition Language Changes

Jim Burroway
July 23rd, 2008

The original title was “Limit on Marriage. Constitutional Amendment”. Now it’s been changed for the better (PDF: 2 pages):

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Prominent Los Angeles Family Law Firm Offers Top Ten Check List for Same-Sex Couples Marrying in California

LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Partners Scott N. Weston and Robert J. Nachshin of Nachshin & Weston, a prominent family law firm in West Los Angeles that represents celebrities, business professionals and homemakers, suggest that in view of the In re Marriage Cases -- the California Supreme Court case that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage -- that such couples pay close attention to all their financial and legal needs before they tie the knot. As such, they offer the following "Top Ten" to do list:

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Senate OKs Out-Of-State Gays Marrying In Mass.


The Massachusetts Senate has voted to repeal a 1913 law used to bar out-of-state gay couples from marrying in the state.

The law prohibits couples from obtaining marriage licenses if they couldn't legally wed in their home states.

After Massachusetts became the first state to allow gay marriages in 2004, then-Gov. Mitt Romney ordered town clerks to enforce the little-known law and deny licenses to out-of-state couples.

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

San Diego Hyatt Hotel Owner Donated $125,000 to Stop Gay Marriage

via LAist

It has just been revealed that the owner of the Manchester Grand Hyatt has, reportedly, made a substantial contribution to Prop 8 backers in California to support the effort to amend the state's constitution to specifically ban same-sex marriage.
Now certainly the man is allowed to support any effort he desires. Equally certain, despite his statement that gays and lesbians are welcome to his hotels and restaurants, is the likelihood that GLBTI guests will now seek out other digs?
It is policy that screens its vendors to assure genuine welcome and care. Currently our Master Vendor List features 629, hand-selected and evaluated companies to serve our clients.

We're having a bit of a challenge reconciling a hotelier's support of an anti-gay marriage effort with a, parallel, welcome to GLBTI guests to spend GLBTI dollars at this property.

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