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Task Force on March 22. resources. Registry Anniversaries of
Equality Cincinnati EC, HRC, GLSEN, 3. EC is celebrating five EC members in APRIL.
1. Equality Cincinnati (EC) YWCA, Council on Child Domestic Partner Registry Congrats to all of the DPR
just released its Abuse and CenterPoint are Anniversaries of EC couples and may your love
COURAGE Scholarship. all working together to members in MARCH and continue to bloom!
$1,000 will go to a LGBTQ address collaboration in
youth or young adult preventing harassment/
pursuing or in higher violence against our Civil Unions/Marriage
education. Please see their LGBTQ youth or youth
website for the application perceived to be LGBTQ. Yes to same sex relationships
and criteria. They are currently
2. EC convened the reviewing two possibilities Dover Delaware -- A Senate civil unions bill that would
LGBTQ Youth Violence/ for initiatives: recognize "solemnized" same-sex relationships with the
a. Challenge Day for youth same legal protections and requirements as marriage --
was voted out of the state Senate Administrative Services
In April Print Edition: to examine their biases/
stereotypes and increase Committee after a two-hour hearing Wednesday.
STOP AIDS looks forward. The bill -- S.B. 30 -- sponsored by Sen. David Sokola,
understanding, respect, and
Scott Knox: Ohio Department of D-Newark North, with more than two dozen co-sponsors,
support for differences.
Health broke its olwn rules. now goes to the Senate floor for debate.
GLBT leaders meet.
b.Assets Based Score
cards for Schools to Committee members heard impassioned testimony from
John Maddux: Revisionist history
again. measure their opponents and supporters of the bill, one reading from the
Newsome named to National effectiveness in addressing Bible, another reading a letter from his son, all saying the
GLSEN Advisory Committee. harassment/violence and state would be significantly changed for the better or the
Ron Hirth: “Get to the game”. level of welcoming and worse. The balcony was packed and so was much of the
GLSEN Prom and MORE. inclusive practices with floor of the Senate chamber. News Tribune

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Your GLBT Center Indiana State Senate, no to Gay marriage
A divisive issue in Indiana is garnering attention again
after a proposed amendment to ban same-sex marriage
Tuesdays with took another step forward this week.
Toby Martino On Tuesday, the state Senate voted 40-10 on the ban,
which would also affect civil unions and any arrangements
http://www.cincyglbt.com/volunteers "substantially similar" to marriage. The House voted a
month ago, approving the ban 70-26.
Representatives of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans-
gender and questioning/queer community at Ball State
expressed their disappointment about Tuesday's vote.
Kyle Stepler, vice president of Spectrum, said a passing of
the ban could make many members of the GLBTQ
community rethink their future in Indiana, bringing difficul-
ties to the economy. BSU Daily News
You’re invited! Recognizing out of state marriages
Meeting every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Freshman Rep. Laurie her second bill pass out of
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It would recognize same-
sex marriages performed in
UPDATE other states as domestic
partnerships in Washington,
and she said it reflects that
public opinion is
becoming more
accepting of diverse
families.
Jinkins, the first
openly Lesbian
representative to
serve in the Legisla-
ture, said the bill
PFLAG Cincinnati further affirms a 2009
statewide ballot
Meetings on 2nd Tuesdays measure that gave
7:00 - 9:30 p.m. at domestic partners
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Marriage—from Page 2 ambassador to the United Group. The representative behalf of an official bloc of
couples. Nations, called the state- said the terms “sexual 57 majority-Muslim nations.
“I think the Legislature is ment “historic.” orientation” and “gender Russia opposed the state-
a real representation of the “As the United States identity” are undefined, ment, as well, saying it
public on this issue,” she continues our important talked about God and said rejects discrimination and
said. “I think it’s tracking work in the Human Rights it takes a man and a violence against LGBT
right along with the public, Council this week, we are woman to make a baby. At people but should be
and I think in both places it proud to recognize a the end, however, he said allowed to limit rights for
has really picked up historic statement, signed laws that criminalize sexual reasons of public morality.
steam.” by a record 85 nations, orientation should be The representative report-
House Bill 1649 passed reaffirming the rights of all expunged. edly said that “these
out of the Senate in a 28-19 people – regardless of who Pakistan also spoke people” should not be
vote. It already passed the they are and whom they against the statement on granted “special rights.”
House and now goes to the love,” Rice said in a

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