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BLOG: No Fair! You’re Saying What the Amendment Does!

Whatever
July 30, 2009
"On the list of government actions that have genuinely threatened the well-being of the United States over the years, same-sex marriage is probably about number 36,000, wedged between cashmere subsidies and funding for whatever set of still pictures Ken Burns is slow-panning across on PBS this next year. On the other hand, initiatives intended to cancel out existing marriages and deprive citizens of rights they already have under law jump up to near the top of the list of things I personally worry about tearing at the national fabric. Call it a difference in perspective." [Link]

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House passes 1913 law repeal in roll call vote

Bay Windows
July 29, 2008
The bill to repeal the 1913 law is on its way to Governor Deval Patrick, who will sign it into law. The bill cleared a final hurdle this afternoon, when the House of Representatives passed the bill on a roll call vote after about 25 minutes of debate. The vote was 118-35, with five members not voting. [Link]

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The Avoidable Death of Thomas Disch

Advocate
July 29, 2008
On July 4, 2008, the out science fiction writer shot himself in his New York apartment. Renee Perry wonders if marriage equality could have saved him. [Link]

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PG&E Opposes Anti-Gay Marriage Ban

KCRA
July 29, 2008
The campaign against a November ballot measure that would end same-sex marriage in California said it has received a $250,000 donation from Pacific Gas and Electric Co. [Link]

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BLOG: Who Marriage is For: A Tale of Two Weddings

Greta Christina's Blog
July 29, 2008
"Who is marriage for now? And what is it, anyway? I want to tell a story. Two stories, I guess, about two weddings, that show how radically the answer to that question has changed in just the past few years." [Link]

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State senator faces ethics probe in marriage debate

Tucson Citizen
July 29, 2008
An Arizona state senator faces an ethics investigation for cutting off a debate that served as a filibuster for opponents of a referendum to prohibit same-sex couples from getting legally married in the state. With its chairman crossing party lines, the Senate Ethics Committee voted 3-2 on Monday to formally investigate a lawmaker's complaint that Republican Sen. Jack Harper of Surprise broke Senate rules. [Link]

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MA Sen. Wilkerson on the Repeal of the 1913 Laws

Pam's House Blend
July 28, 2008
During the debate, senate minority leader Richard Tisei (R- Wakefield) stood up to express his support for the repeal. He then asked Senator Dianne Wilkerson (D-Boston) to provide a history of the 1913 law. Watch the video of the debate here. [Link]

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Discriminatory marriage ban costing Nevada

Las Vegas Review-Journal
July 29, 2008
"Nevadans overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment in 2002 that bans same-sex marriage, which could be coming back to bite us in the wallet, a few million times over." [Link]

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Opponents of marriage equality say they’ll sue over changed wording in Proposition 8

Los Angeles Times
July 29, 2008
Political analysts on both sides suggest that the language change will make passage of the initiative more difficult, noting that voters might be more reluctant to pass a measure that makes clear it is taking away existing rights. [Link]

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MA House Debates 1913 Law Tuesday

PolitickerMA.com
July 24, 2008
According to a House leadership source with knowledge of the legislative schedule, debate over the law is expected to occur when the House returns to full session Tuesday. [Link]

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