Bills Pursued to Gain Rights Piece by Piece

Jan 7, 2008 | Posted by: Thomas Jackson | Full story: www.washingtonpost.com

s they gear up for their campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland, gay rights advocates are broadening their strategy to pursue a range of legal rights now denied gay couples. Advocates and lawmakers say their goal is indisputably a law granting full marriage rights to same-sex couples. But as they seek such a law in the General Assembly session that starts Wednesday, they plan to also propose legislation that would give them rights to property ownership, inheritance, medical and end-of-life decisions and other benefits of marriage. "What we decided to do is pursue a handful of bills that take care of some of the urgent needs of our families," said Carrie Evans, director of policy and planning for Equality Maryland, Maryland's leading gay rights group.

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Since: Nov 07

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Jan 7, 2008
 
At least we are moving forward... never fast enough but hey it's better than standing still or going backwards as many want.
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you Goooo Maryland! This is how we did it in California... Step by Step..

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

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Cody wrote:
you Goooo Maryland! This is how we did it in California... Step by Step..
You mean that's how you're still trying to get there in California: Step by step! But keep moving California AND Maryland. The Governator won't hold onto power forever, and neither will the Bushies!

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