Issue date: Wednesday, September 11, 1996
Pages available: 48
Publication name: European Stars And Stripes
Location: Darmstadt, Hesse
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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - September 11, 1996, Darmstadt, HesseWednesday, September 11, 1996 tM6 STARS AND STRIPES Page 5
Something in the air?
South African President Nelson Mandela strollsthrough a Johannesburg suburb Sunday with his arm
around the shoulder of Graca Machel, widow of I he late
president of Mozambique/ Samora Machcl. Surprisedresidents of Houghton soon began to speculate; Is the
romance getting serious?
Senate votes 85-14 to deny
recognition of gay unions
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate gave final con-gressional approval Tuesday to a bill that would deny
Federal recognition of same-sex marriages and let statesrefuse to sanction such unions licensed in other states.
Senators voted 85-14 for the Defense of MarriageAct, which would define marriage in federal law as a
legal union between one man and one woman. TheHouse voted overwhelmingly to pass the bill in July,
and President Clinton has said he will sign it.
Senate supporters of the bill called it a common-,sense response to a lawsuit going to trial Tuesday that
could lead Hawaii to become the first state to issuemarriage licenses to gay couples.
"The traditional family has stood for 5,000 years,"Sen. Phil Gramm, R