September 7th, 2005

Keep Walking

Hide the royal jewels!

I'm off to England today! The last week has been simply amazing with Rochester, Toronto, Haliburton, Ottawa, Montreal, Vermont, and New Hampshire -- all sorts of adventures, I'm sure that this upcoming week will be as well!

If you're trying to contact me while I'm in England, please keep in mind that although ALL of my phone numbers WILL work, it will cost me $1.50 per minute for all incoming/outgoing calls -- please try to stick to e-mail, or keep the calls as short as you can! Also, remember the time difference! I'll be FIVE hours ahead of the Eastern Time Zone.

Boston, MA USA ........ 1 617-266-7562
London, England UK .... 44 (0) 20 7993 2750
Rochester, NY USA ..... 1 585 226-1315
Ottawa, Ontario ....... 1 613 482-2086

Where will I be going in the U.K.? Visit Where's Chaz for all the details!!
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California Senate approves gay marriage bill

Showdown with state Assembly expected

Thursday, September 1, 2005; Posted: 3:15 p.m. EDT (19:15 GMT)

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) -- The California Senate approved legislation Thursday that would legalize same-sex marriages, a vote that makes the chamber the first legislative body in the country to approve a gay marriage bill.

The 21-15 vote sets the stage for a showdown in the state Assembly, which narrowly rejected a gay marriage bill in June.

"Equality is equality, period," said one of the bill's supporters, Democratic Sen. Liz Figueroa. "When I leave this Legislature I want to be able to tell my grandchildren I stood up for dignity and rights for all."

Sen. Dennis Hollingsworth, a Republican, said the bill was not the right thing to do. "We should protect traditional marriage and hold all of those values and institutions that have made our society and keep our society together today," he said.

Same-sex marriages are legal in only one state, Massachusetts, under a 2003 court ruling.
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