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LG gay rights activists, are fighting for the
LG BT legalization of sam n-sex marriage
'& Continued from Page 1 because it offers more rights than a
'' '' mnk urg Da andMusim ctiistcivil union. Unlike marriages, civil
a son aa eandMuslimactivt unions deny couples their federal bene
Faisal Islam, held several workshops. fits, such as the right to receive social
Topics ranged from "Judaism and security benefits if one partner died or
Queerness" to "Transgender Spirituali- the right to file joint tax returns.
ty" John Corvino, a philosophy profes- Although Massachusetts has made"
^ "tsorat Wayne State University spoke the move to legalize gay marriages,
.3 about morality as it relates to homo- the Bush administration stands
>t- sexuality, discussing it in terms of reli- strongly against marriage between
-I-'gion and nature. two people of the same sex, empha-
Christina Yocum said she attended sizing the sanctity of marriage
the event because of its interfaith between a man and a woman.
- approach. "We will probably get fur- Although the conference this week-
' ttr~wther in attaining our goals and rights if end was not purposely planned to coin-
we include the viewpoints of people of cide with the legalization of gay
other religions and cultures," she said. m riage in Massachusetts, organizers
-;This conference came on the heels of were expecting a ruling around the
a Massachusetts ruling that allowed time the conference was planned. Gib-
--x~marriage licenses to be legally issued to son-Faith said approximately 350 peo-!
gay and lesbian couples. On May 17, ple attended the conference - coming
two lesbians became one of the first from as far as California and Texas.
same-sex couples to wed under the new American Friends Service Commit-
- . r s rules. These marriages proceeded on the tee, an independent Quaker peace and
grounds that denying same-sex couples justice organization, as well as the
marriage licenses violated anti-discrimi- Faith Action Network, a new move-
nation laws. The U.S. Supreme Court ment in Michigan, organized the event.
_ * As early as last November, Massa- the nation were represented, such as the
Schusetts'shighest court ruled that it Episcopalian group Oasis, Lesbian Con-
was unconstitutional to ban gay mar- nection and Perception, a group serving
riage. This landmark ruling was reaf- the mid-Michigan community.
firmed in February, at which time the No direct protests were staged, but a
date to issue same-sex marriage licens- religious conference protesting gay
es was set for May. rights was held at the same time in
ALEX DIZIA00SZ0aty Gay and lesbian couples, as well as another Michigan location.
Activists gather in Ypsilanti to discuss various multiracial and interfaith issues relating to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and Corrections:
transgender community. The American Friends Service Committee organized the event.
Last week's editorial (Crisis at the Collegian, 5/17/04) should have read
that UMass Amherst has not explicitly demanded editorial control.
GLITCH U A news article in last week's paper (Fundraising goal set at $2.5 billion,
5/17/04) should have said the University expects to make $20 million in cuts.
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