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Weekend Challenge Three
Weekend Challenge Three

We Started It All

What happened on November 18, 2003

making this an auspicious date for civil rights?

  Bonus (or clue, as the case may be): As of the weekend of November 22–23, in how many states are these rights now recognized? Add your answer to the comments selection below. First response wins a copy of "Acts of Faith", Eboo Patel's inspiring account of coming to believe in religious pluralism from his experience growing up Muslim in America, and his ambition to harness the power and passion of young people in service of Interfaith Youth Core. Subsequent responses will receive a different prize.    

About the Author

  • Ted joined the staff of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries in February 2010. He brings more than twenty-five years of experience using media to create social change by creating communications strategies and content for progressive non-profits, political campaigns, and cause based...

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EagleUUs (not verified) 4 years 6 months ago

Court struck down marriage ban in Massachusetts, opening the door for marriage equality!
Was SC 35 or 36? So many lately we've lost track of the total! Florida could be January - we're hopeful.

Wondering about your headline - "we started it all" ??

T. Resnikoff (not verified) 4 years 6 months ago

"We started it all" refers to the lead plaintiff of the case "Goodridge v. the Massachusetts Department of Health" being an employee of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) when she filed suit with the support of the UUA. Julie and Hillary Goodridge were married at UUA Headquarters on May 17, 2004 – the first day the State of Massachusetts issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Thanks for asking, and congratulations!

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