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The below-the-radar fights for awareness decades ago aren't forgotten by longtime LGBT advocates. On one hand, gay-rights advocates are now pushing for court victories in California and Connecticut. Shepard's death drew attention to hate crimes in the US.
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That question already had been settled by the legislators, who established a domestic-partnership law that provided same-sex couples with virtually all the rights and privileges of marriage, including the ability to make medical decisions, file joint state tax returns, and change surnames.
Even though they are widely recognized in Rochester's LGBT community for their staunch support of marriage equality — they had a symbolic marriage ceremony in Washington Square Park in as an act of civil disobedience — they agree with Smail.