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Valentines for marriage.

For six years, gay and lesbian couple Have used national Freedom to Marry Week to demonstrate for marriage equality. But at this year's events from Seattle to Atlanta, there was also a lot of rallying against the gay marriage backlash. "The right wing is bringing down the big guns to fight against marriage equality," said Harry Knox, program director for Freedom to Marry, the organization behind the events. Knox said many used the week beginning February 8 to protest the nationwide trend toward bans on same-sex marriage.

But the week also featured a number of pro-marriage events, including visits by gay and lesbian couples across the United States to their local city halls, where they demanded and were denied marriage licenses, many of them on Valentines Day--a popular day to get married.
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Title Annotation:Equality
Author:Ryan, Benjamin
Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Date:Mar 16, 2004
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