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The Supreme Court and the future of marriage

MSNBC.com
July 7, 2008
The next president is likely to have the opportunity to appoint a Supreme Court justice who could affect the future of the freedom to marry in America. (Link)

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Marriages of gay and lesbian couples still unequal in the eyes of federal government

Mercury News
July 8, 2008
Elizabeth Howton discusses the excitement around marriage equality in California, but points out the need for the federal government to uphold the freedom to marry: "Without nationwide recognition, we will remain in a separate and unequal limbo in several key areas" such as parental rights, immigration, and taxes. (Link)

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PageOneQ’s Mike Rogers appears on Fox News to defend gays’ freedom to marry

PageOneQ
July 7, 2008
Activist Mike Rogers discussed the recent decision in California during a recent panel discussion. [Link]

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Marriage equality gives Newsom an edge

Washington Times
July 7, 2008
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced last week the formation of an exploratory committee for a 2010 California gubernatorial run, and political strategists agree that his strong identification with marriage equality should help him in the Democratic primary. (Link)

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Gay marriage: the key to happiness?

Los Angeles Times
July 7, 2008
Gregory Rodriguez writes an op-ed about a study which finds that countries whose people enjoy more freedom tend to be happier, concluding that marriage equality clearly promotes happiness in society. (Link)

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Justice for Gays

Washington Post
July 5, 2008
The editorial staff praises the Bush administration's recent ruling that children of gay and lesbian couples can receive their Social Security benefits. (Link)

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Couple go for better or worse, again

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
July 4, 2008
Washington couple explains why marriage is important to them. (Link)

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Musgrave Renews Call For Federal Anti-Gay Amendment

365Gay.com
July 2, 2008
The architect of two failed attempts to amend the US Constitution to include marriage discrimination is throwing her support behind a new bid to advance exclusion. (Link)

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County official’s attempt at stopping equality, county supreriors say

The Bakersfield Californian
July 3, 2008
Kern county’s top administrator has debunked Auditor-Controller Ann Barnett’s financial reasoning for ending civil marriage ceremonies in Kern County, California, and county council declared a new proposal by anti-gay activists to stop marriage equality unconstitutional. (Link)

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Anti-Gay Adoption Initiative Faces Names Crunch in Arkansas

365Gay.com
July 3, 2008
An organization collecting signatures to place an initiative on the November ballot to ban unmarried couples from adopting or fostering children in Arkansas said Thursday it will submit its petitions by Monday's deadline but will likely need more time to get the number required. (Link)

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