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Legislature should grant full marriage equality

By Lance Bateman

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 30, 2013

~~<p>In the marriage equality debate, I have yet to hear from anyone how the marriage that my late husband Bill Woods (the original organizer of the challenge in 1991) and I had in Canada &mdash; which was recognized also in most of Europe and many other countries &mdash; affected or &quot;redefined&quot; their marriage.</p>
<p>Or, for that matter, how any same-sex marriage has challenged anyone else's marriage. In fact, in Massachusetts, the first U.S. state to authorize full equality of marriage, the divorce rate has dropped in the years since.</p>
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In the marriage equality debate, I have yet to hear from anyone how the marriage that my late husband Bill Woods (the original organizer of the challenge in 1991) and I had in Canada — which was recognized also in most of Europe and many other countries — affected or "redefined" their marriage.

Or, for that matter, how any same-sex marriage has challenged anyone else's marriage. In fact, in Massachusetts, the first U.S. state to authorize full equality of marriage, the divorce rate has dropped in the years since. Login for more...



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