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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Officials help with domestic partner celebration

[updated 6:05 p.m. to add detail and names]

Top Photo: Sen. Marci Francisco, D-Lawrence, right, hands out chocolates to the joyful couples. Marci is a great soul and a fantastic senator. You can certainly call her a full-service lawmaker! The good senator said she and her husband were driving back from a Democratic Leadership Council event in Nashville, Tenn., recently when they stopped at a Russell Stover store. She spotted the heart shaped boxes, bought a bunch and only later realized that they would make perfect gifts for today's newly registered couples.

Bottom Photo: Lawrence Mayor Sue Hack, left, who provided one of the all important votes for the registry, stands with Natalya Lowther at this morning's registrations. Natalya testified in favor of the registry during the city hearings on the proposal. The City Commission eventually voted 4-1 for the registry.

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