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Boycott threatened over meeting site of Association of American Law Schools

The National Law Journal
August 5, 2008
The groups say that to attend the five-day event hosted primarily at the Manchester Grand Hyatt would conflict with their policies of nondiscrimination based on sexual orientation. The groups are the Society of American Law Teachers; the Legal Writing Institute; the AALS Section on Legal Writing Research and Reasoning; and the AALS Section on Teaching Methods. [Link]

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A librarian responds to censoring request

The Tin Man
August 1, 2008
Freedom to Marry ally The Tin Man found a great blog post by a librarian responding to a patron's request to take Uncle Bobby's Wedding off the shelves. Check out the lengthy discussion in the comments section as well. [Link]

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Prop. 8 wouldn’t be retroactive, Jerry Brown says

San Francisco Chronicle
August 5, 2008
If voters approve a discriminatory November ballot measure banning same-sex couples' legal marriages in California, thousands of weddings conducted since the state Supreme Court legalized the unions on May 15 will probably remain valid, Attorney General Jerry Brown said Monday. [Link]

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Gay couples use weddings to raise awareness

The Associated Press
August 5, 2008
Molly McKay plans to marry her partner on Sept. 1, and the two have decided to participate in one of the more popular anti-Proposition 8 wedding trends — replacing a traditional gift registry with a political version that accepts donations to the "No on 8" campaign in lieu of gifts. [Link]

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Marriage Equality Beyond Just Gays And Lesbians

Pam's House Blend
August 4, 2008
I know I'm supporting marriage equality on the micro level by being a part of Vicki's marriage ceremony; I know I'm supporting marriage equality on the macro level by devoting time and treasure to preserve the California Supreme Court ruling granting equal marriage rights for all Californians. [Link]

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MA Now Competes for Wedding Business; CT Next?

Boston Edge
August 1, 2008
Discussing the economic benefit of marriage equality and if CT would be the next state to support fairness for all families, the Edge writes, "states allowing marriage equality are not only standing up for the civil rights of their citizens, but exhibiting sound business sense as well." (Link)

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Baby, You Can Drive My (Rented) Car, and Other Perks

New York Times
August 2, 2008
This article lists some of the state protections and responsibilities married couples receive in NY. (Link)

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Legislators who stepped up

Boston Globe
August 3, 2008
The editorial staff writes following the repeal of the discriminatory 1913 law in the Massachusetts legislature, "The Globe would like to recognize the 119 House members who stood up for equal rights with their votes Tuesday." (Link)

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Eulogy for “Marriage Evasion” in Massachusetts: 1913-2008

Huffington Post
August 1, 2008
Blogger Howard Stein recounts some of the history of marriage laws in the United States, noting recent advancements in equality and how the country faced such struggles in the past. (Link)

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A minister speaks out for marriage equality

Milpitas Post
July 30, 2008
Rev. Chris Schriner writes in support of the court's decision to uphold the freedom to marry in California and notes, "the California court decision is not about church law. It is about civil law. To more and more Americans it is becoming plainly obvious civil marriage is a civil right." (Link)

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