Lifestyle Briefs: 5-15


Baby and child expo May 17
TOLEDO – The 4th Annual Toledo Baby Family and Child Expo will be held Sunday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at
Westfield Franklin Park.
The celebration, which is among the largest in the regon, focuses on new and expecting parents and
families with children of all ages. Admission is free.
There will be children’s activities, family entertainment, and a chance to win prizes. Areal businesses
will also be on hand to share their products and services.
Parents are also invited to register online to enter their child in a competition to be the next official
Toledo Baby "Cutie Patootie."
For more information and event highlights, visit online at
N.H. governor will sign gay marriage bill if it’s changed
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch says he will sign a bill to make his state the sixth
to legalize gay marriage, but only if it strengthens protections for churches opposed to gay marriage.

The bill has been passed by the Legislature, but hasn’t yet reached Lynch’s desk.
It would allow churches to decide whether they will conduct religious marriages for same-sex couples. But
Lynch said Thursday he wants clearer language to ensure that people won’t be forced to violate their
religious principles. He says laws in Connecticut and Vermont do that.
The only other New England state not committed to recognizing same-sex marriage is Rhode Island. It’s
also legal in Iowa.

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