ABA endorses same-sex marriage laws.

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    Aug 16, 2010 6:14 PM GMT
    From the article that appear in my local paper on August 11, 2010:

    San Francisco-The country's largest lawyers' group has backed a resolution calling on all state legislatures to let same-sex couples get married. The American Bar Association voted at its annual meeting Tuesday in San Francisco to support the measure sponsored by the New York State Bar Association. New York bar President Stephen Younger says the resolution passed overwhelmingly, with one speaker voicing opposition during debate. The ABA's approval comes days after a federal judge in San Francisco struck down California's voter-approved same-sex marriage ban. Younger says the timing was a coincidence--Associated Press.
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    Aug 16, 2010 6:38 PM GMT
    Thanks Erik. But I couldn't find this item on the ABA web site. What I did find was this clip, on one of their pages, which appears current:

    Same Sex Marriage / Gay Marriage

    The ABA takes no position on gay marriage or civil unions but supports the authority of states to regulate marriage within their borders and is opposed to any federal enactments that would remove this right from the states.


    Perhaps this is too recent to be reflected on their site, although other items from the annual meeting have been posted there. I'll check it again in the next few days, to see if the story is there for a direct link.
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    Aug 16, 2010 6:57 PM GMT
    Hmm...it appeared in my paper last week and I did see a blip on CNN last Friday about it so I am inclined to believe the ABA has taken a position. But I am interested to see what you can find. Thanks, Wilton. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 16, 2010 6:59 PM GMT
    I found this link by yahoo searching 'ABA endorses gay marriage'

    http://gayrights.change.org/blog/view/american_bar_association_endorses_marriage_equality