Eliot Spitzer as a civil-rights measure when it passed the Assembly two years ago. Comparing the status of gay men and lesbians with that of blacks, Jews, women, disabled people and other groups who were historically excluded from full political and social equality, Mr.
Paterson expressed confidence on Friday that he and other Democrats could pick up Republican votes in their push to legalize same-sex marriage, but said he was unsure whether they could garner enough support to change same sex couples portraits in Paterson law this year.
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There is no genuine community demand for those kinds of protections. One sticking point Mr. Is it possible to arrive at a point where there are more gay marriages that straight ones and states and countries start losing population?
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg paused the news conference for more than a minute after an audio device was set off, prompting the mayor to glare at the offender and begin his remarks again. Three-quarters of Australian marriages are conducted by civil celebrants, with just a quarter of couples choosing a religious ceremony.
But the senator added that he thought it was possible some of his colleagues might be more inclined than he is to change their minds. This is how society perpetuates itself and how the next generation rises. It provides exemptions so that churches and religious organisations can refuse to conduct or provide services to same-sex weddings.
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