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Rosie O'Donnell, right, walks with her partner, Kelli Carpenter after getting married at San Francisco City Hall.
Rosie O'Donnell, right, walks with her partner, Kelli Carpenter after getting married at San Francisco City Hall. (AP Photo)
Randy Thomasson, director of the Campaign for California Families, displays a sign for Proposition 22, which was designed to ban same sex marriage.
Randy Thomasson, director of the Campaign for California Families, displays a sign for Proposition 22, which was designed to ban same sex marriage. (AFP Photo)

Governor, election official spar over gay marriage in Mo.

(By David A. Lieb, Associated Press, 5/21/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's governor and chief election official are sparring over the timing of a vote on a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. It is a dispute that could complicate efforts for Democrats during November's presidential contest.
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 San Francisco sues over gay vows (By Lyle Denniston, Globe Correspondent, 3/13/04)
 Gays find welcoming atmosphere in Chicago (By Lori Rotenberk, Globe Correspondent, 3/21/04)
 Civil disobedience adds to battle over same-sex marriage (By Tatsha Robertson, Globe Staff, 3/15/04)
 California Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages (By David Kravets, Associated Press, 3/12/04)
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 CALIFORNIA: Gay marriage questions loom large (By Mary Leonard, Globe Staff, 2/26/04)
 SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco mayor vows to continue gay marriage licenses (By Mary Leonard-Ramshaw, Globe Staff, 2/25/04)
 Same-sex newlyweds feted in San Francisco (By Kim Curtis, Associated Press, 2/23/04)
 Gays fear fallout of San Francisco rites (By Raphael Lewis, Globe Staff, 2/23/04)
 San Francisco sues state over gay wedding ban (By Lisa Leff, Associated Press, 2/20/04)
 Suit to stop gay marriages delayed (By Jane Meredith Adams, Globe Correspondent, 2/14/04)
 Gay couples line up for chance to wed (By Jane Meredith Adams, Globe Correspondent, 2/13/04)
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A look at action in state legislatures this year related to gay marriage. In most cases, lawmakers have been considering proposed amendments to their state constitutions that would tighten existing bans on same-sex marriage and deny recognition to such unions allowed in other states.