A bad day for gay marriage

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Yesterday was a big (bad) day for the cause of gay marriage rights.
Georgia’s top court reinstated the state’s constitutional ban on same. New York’s highest court decided that same-sex marriage is not permitted under state law. And a conservative group, American Family Association of Michigan, sued to stop Michigan State University from offering health insurance to the partners of gay and lesbian workers. The group hopes to establish a precedent blocking domestic partner benefits at other state universities.

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