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Gay Marriage News Roundup for November 28, 2008

FACTBOX - U.S. laws on gay marriage and civil unions: Reuters

Forty-four states have laws explicitly prohibiting same-sex marriage, including 29 with constitutional amendments restricting marriage to one man and one woman.

Iowa Supreme Court may vote to allow gay marriage: GaySocialites

If Iowa's Supreme Court rules that a ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, then Iowa will join Connecticut and Massachusetts in allowing same sex marriage.

Two States See Economic Boom From Gay Marriage: WBEX/Reuters

Massachusetts and Connecticut are carving out an economic niche for gay and lesbian weddings -- and the spending that comes with them.

Hey, Mormons! Your Yes on 8 Pals Don't Like You!: Huffington Post

The campaign to stop gays from getting civil rights made for some very strange bedfellows. A number of religious groups don't consider Mormons to be Christians, and have gone so far as to ban their kids from playing high school league sports with LDS kids and implying Mormons are darn near Satanists.

Power struggle complicates NY bid for gay marriage: Reuters

"I will not give my vote to a leader that will bring gay marriage to the state," Diaz, a Pentecostal minister, said in an interview. "Have a voter referendum. Let the people decide."

Congratulations United Church of Christ on Gay Rights: Huffington Post

I have no doubt that eventually the right for gay marriage will be won. We will look back on these days the way we look at "separate but equal" water fountains in dime stores. What were we thinking?

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