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Conn. Marriage Equality Candidates Score Important Victories

New England Blade
August 14, 2008
Six pro-marriage equality candidates in Connecticut scored important victories in Tuesday’s party primary elections, making clear, said Anne Stanback, executive director of Love Makes a Family and chair of the Love Makes a Family Political Action Committee, that voters in Connecticut support the idea of equality. (Link)

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Arizona Democratic Party passes resolution to oppose anti-gay constitutional amendment

HRC Backstory
August 14, 2008
Human Rights Campaign's blog reports that Arizona State Committeewoman Mohur Sidhwa and the newly formed LGBT Caucus presented and passed a resolution during the general session of the state committee to oppose anti-gay Prop 102 on November’s ballot. (Link)

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Conn. Marriage Equality Candidates Score Important Victories

New England Blade
August 14, 2008
Six pro-marriage equality candidates in Connecticut scored important victories in Tuesday’s party primary elections, making clear, said Anne Stanback, executive director of Love Makes a Family and chair of the Love Makes a Family Political Action Committee, that voters in Connecticut support the idea of equality. “Quite simply, candidates who support marriage equality win in Connecticut elections,” said Stanback. “The symbolism of these races could not be more powerful. This confirms what we know — voters throughout the state will stand behind candidates who support marriage equality.” [Link]

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Challenge to partnership law in Oregon rejected

Associated Press
August 14, 2008
A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge to the Oregon domestic-partnership law approved by the Legislature last year. (Link)

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Jitters hit same-sex couples, too

The Olympian
August 14, 2008
"I used to do a joke that used discrimination to my advantage," said Marga Gomez, a San Francisco performer who strongly favors the freedom to marry. "'Baby, I'd marry you tomorrow, if it was legal.' Now in my act I say, 'Baby, I could marry you tomorrow, but what would that say to our brothers and sisters in Arkansas? I cannot marry you until all our brothers and sisters are equal.'" [Link]

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Atlanta helps fight anti-gay measures out west

Southern Voice Atlanta
August 15, 2008
With discrimination against gay and lesbian couples already written into Georgia's constitution, gay and lesbian Atlantans are channeling money and manpower into Arizona and California for what some consider the most important moment ever for the gay rights movement. [Link]

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Minter: Calif. ruling changed more than marriage law

Pride Source
August 14, 2008
In an Aug. 2 interview with Los Angeles journalist Karen Ocamb, Minter said: "The fundamental-right-to-marry part of the holding was extremely significant, but the court's holding that sexual orientation is a suspect classification was stunning -- completely unprecedented... We are now living in a different legal world because of what the court did." [Link]

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Backlash, Or Not, Over Marriage

ACSBlog
August 14, 2008
McClatchy News reported that, “Polls have shown consistent support for gay couples. And with overwhelming support for gay marriage in the state legislature – the last effort to put it on the ballot failed 151-45 – the opposition has, for the most part, packed its bags and gone home.” [Link]

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Only You Can Save Marriage

SFist
August 13, 2008
Check out Stop8.org -- Matt's working on a series of 30-second documentary videos, explaining who California's gay spouses are, why the freedom to marry is so important to us all, and what everyone stands to lose if Prop 8 (the anti-marriage Constitutional amendment) passes in November. [Link]

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Should You Believe in Obama?

Advocate
September 9, 2008
His promises to gay people -- full repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, a reversal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” immigration rights for same-sex couples, a fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and passage of the Matthew Shepard Act, which adds sexual orientation and gender identity to federal hate-crimes laws -- go further than any presidential nominee in history. [Link]

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