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Prop 8 Trial 2010-01-30

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    Nothing to do today per se with the Prop 8 trial, but items related to marriage. From the AP via EDGE Mexico Seeks to Overturn Gay Marriage in Its Capital by
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      Nothing to do today per se with the Prop 8 trial, but items related to
      marriage.





      From the AP via EDGE

      Mexico Seeks to Overturn Gay Marriage in Its Capital

      by Mark Stevenson

      Associated Press

      Thursday Jan 28, 2010



      Mexican federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that they will try to
      overturn Mexico City's gay marriage law, which allows same-sex couples to
      adopt children, on the grounds it violates the constitution.



      The Mexico City law, approved in December and due to take effect in March,
      is the first of its kind in Latin America.



      The federal Attorney General's Office said in a statement that it believes
      the law "violates the principle of legality, because it strays from the
      constitutional principle of protecting the family."



      It cited an article in Mexico's constitution that suggests - but does not
      state - that the framers envisioned families constituted by men, women and
      children. The article states: "Men and women are equal before the law. This
      protects the organization and development of the family."



      The rest of the article is here: http://www.edgeonthenet.com/?101642





      From EDGE

      NJ activists prepare to battle for marriage in court

      by Matthew E. Pilecki

      EDGE Contributor

      Thursday Jan 28, 2010



      In spite of their recent set-back, LGBT activists in New Jersey continue to
      push forward with their efforts to extend marriage to same-sex couples



      The New Jersey State Senate voted 20-14 earlier this month against a bill
      that would have allowed gays and lesbians to marry in the Garden State.
      While many supporters left Trenton devastated, Steven Goldstein, chair and
      chief executive director of Garden State Equality, reiterated his vow to
      move forward.



      "In no way is this back to the drawing board," he told EDGE. "The community
      has moved seamlessly and so rapidly towards the next phase, which is winning
      marriage equality in court. In order to win in a court of law, we have to
      win in the court of public opinion."



      Goldstein's organization continues to work alongside Lambda Legal to mount a
      legal challenge. The state Supreme Court ruled in 2006 it was
      unconstitutional to treat same-sex couples differently than their straight
      couples. Kevin Cathcart, executive director of Lambda Legal, hopes to have
      similar success in light of the state Senate's vote.



      The rest of the article is here: http://www.edgeonthenet.com/?101651



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