Newspaper clippings and printouts of articles on
posted to newspaper and other media websites ("WebClips") documenting the
political battle over constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage put
before voters in 11 states (Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi,
Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon and Utah) in the general election
of November 2, 2004.
The GLBT community has challenged the legal restriction of marriage to
opposite-sex partners since at least 1970, when the Reverend Troy Perry,
founder of the predominantly GLBT Metropolitan Community Church, presided over
a ceremony between two women, issuing a church marriage certificate that would
have exempted the couple from obtaining a marriage license had they been a man
and a woman. Other efforts to circumvent the legal restriction were
subsequently undertaken in Minnesota (1971), Kentucky (1973), Boulder, Colorado
(1975), Washington, DC (1990), and Ithaca, New York (1995).
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