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Houston Voice, No. 805, March 29, 1996 - File 022. 1996-03-29. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 16, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/841/show/833.

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Title Houston Voice, No. 805, March 29, 1996
Contributor
  • Darbonne, Sheri Cohen
Publisher Window Media
Date March 29, 1996
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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Transcript HOUSTON VOICE/ MARCH 29. 1996 21 Governor Vetoes Marriage Ban Colorado Governor Roy Romer vetoed a hill that would ban same-sex marriages, despite public pressure for him to sign the bill. Romer's office received nearly 5400 calls on the matter, 3500 of which urged him to sign the bill arguing that without it the state may be forced to recognize other states' same-sex marriage rulings, referring to the upcoming Hawaiian Supreme Court decision on the matter. "My veto does not mean same-sex marriages will be legal," Romer said. He added that the law in Colorado was very clear in stipulating that 'marriage is reserved for...a man and a woman." San Francisco Hosts Gay Wedding Approximately 175 couples symbolically tied the knot in San Francisco this past Monday, on the same day that the city's new law granting lesbian and gay couples the right to have city-sanctioned symbolic weddings, complete with marriage certificates, went into effect. The event, billed as America's first mass "gay marriage" ceremony, was the latest step in a growing movement lo legalize same sex unions. Similar city sanctioned same-sex marriages are allowed in New York City and Madison, Wisconsin. The wedding ceremony, replete with band, orchestra and choral group, and a gay pride flag, was conducted by Mayor Willie Brown and openly gay Supervisor Carol Migden. The couples were announced individually as they walked down the isle and vowed to "share each olher's lives in an intimate and committed relationship of mutual caring." As expected. The Rev. Lou Sheldon of the religious right group Tra- dilional Values Coalition protested the ceremony on grounds that it "wouldn't stop their wild and crazy sex." "It's impossible for homosexuals to truly bond. The body parts just don't fit, and it messes with everything. Marriage will benefit no one and do harm to many," said Sheldon. But the lesbian and gay community does not see it that way. Instead, they view this as a chance to "show the world we're just like anyone else, that our bonds go as deep as heterosexuals," as intoned by Jerry Windley who married his partner Ted Knapp at the ceremony. Poll Results Encouraging While 68% of the public, according to a recent poll, oppose same-sex marriages, polling data suggests that the results are somewhat encouraging in many aspects. Broken down, the data suggests their is far more tolerance and acceptance on the issue amongst women, the young and the belter educated. For instance in the 18-29 age category 41% are in favor of gay marriages compared to 30% of the 30-49 age group. Only 15% of those 50 and above approve. Many analysts believe that we wil! see an increase in public perception and acceptance as the younger demographic grows in prominence within the next decade. Education levels are a deciding factor towards tolerance as well. 38% of those individuals who are college educated are in favor of the unions compared lo 30% who have some college background. Only 17% °f a" individuals who have no college background approve. Gay groups suggest thai this is proof positive of the importance in educating ihe public about the gay community in order 10 counteract misconceptions that are pre-conceived on their behalf. In addition, the poll shows that women are fat mon.* amenable to the concept of gay mar- riages than men. 33% of all women approve compared to 20% ol all men The poll conducted by USA Today, CNN and Gallup has a margin of error of 3 percentage points, plus or minus. Nader Runs For President Consumer advocate Ralph Nader is running for president. Nader, who ran unopposed on the Green Party ticket (an environmental party) in this week's California primary, is considered to be a spoiler by many in the Democratic party. Democrats are worried that Nader's candidacy could siphon off enough votes from President Clinton in the general election lo allow Bob Dole to win California's vast amount of electoral votes and hence win the election. It is widely believed that President Clinton cannot win the election without carrying California. Nader, an avowed liberal and long time consumer safety activist, says he is running for president and "if it hurts President Clinton, he deserves it." He argues that liberals shouldn't submit to what he calls "the we-got- nowhere-to-go-syndrome." Nader's candidacy "basically harms rather than helps the issues he says he cares about," said White House Chief of Staff Leon Pannetta on CNN's Late Edition. A Los Angeles Times poll shows that a Nader candidacy diminishes Clinton's support by 7%. Nader vows to continue and readily admits he cannot win: " My candidacy is to break the paradigm, to end the two party duopoly." Business/Media Capsule First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton visited American troops in Bosnia as a show of support to the service men and women and iheir families last weekend. Comedian Sinbad and singer Sheryl Crow joined the First Lady and daughter Chelsea on the trip. ... The much ballyhooed new $100 bill with a bigger off-center picture of Benjamin Franklin, along with other innovations designed to thwart counterfeiting, went into circulation this week around the world. So far, $80 billion worth of the bills have been printed. ... Microsoft reached a milestone when the company's network signed more than 1 million subscribers in its first seven months. That is the fastest star! of any on-line service, to date. ... President Clinton will irek to Oklahoma City on April 5 lo visit with families of those killed in last year's tragic bombing. ... Democrats in the Senate have procured a proposal before ihe full Senate to amend current legislation involving national parks and federa land transfers to include a higher minimum wage provision. ... Former Democratic senator, secretary of state, vice presidential and presidential nominee Edmund Muskie died of a heart attack Tuesday in Washington. D.C. at the age of 81. ... A prescribed nasal spray approved by the FDA will provide smokers a chance to snort nicotine while attempting to quit their habil. Smokers should consult iheir doctors. ... Vitamin E and Tea have a great deal more in common than you think according to two new studies released this week. The Archives of Internal medicine reports that regular dosages of Vitamin E and regular tea consumption can significantly reduce the risk of strokes. As always, caution is urged and duel or consultations are recommended. ... Finally, if you own a 1991- 1994 Ford Explorer or Ranger sport utility truck, contact your dealer. Ford Motor Co. is recalling those models to fix a break defect
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