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Spokane, Wash.

The state court of appeals on February 3 upheld a lower court ruling that same-sex couples are subject to the same principles as married couples in disputes over joint assets when they separate.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Mayor Rocky Andersen, a straight, divorced single father, on February 13 boycotted a state-supported declaration to celebrate traditional marriage because it excludes single parents, divorced parents, and gay parents.

Albany, N.Y.

The New York State department of labor on February 11 announced that it agreed to policy changes that would recognize same-sex relationships in determining eligibility for unemployment insurance.

Pierre, S.D.

A measure that would have banned civil unions and domestic partnerships in the state was rejected February 9 by lawmakers who said the bill could have led to lawsuits that would force the state to recognize gay relationships.
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Title Annotation:The Advocate Report
Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U2NY
Date:Mar 16, 2004
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