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Our Opinion: Vote no on gay marriage ban

Tucson Citizen
September 7, 2008
"We need to send a message to the rest of the U.S. that discrimination is not what Arizona is about. We need to send a message to legislators - think of it as dropping them a card - to stop monkeying with our constitution and to get to work on real issues facing the state." [Link]

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O.C. donors give $1.6 million for ban on gay marriage

Orange County Register
September 7, 2008
Orange County, where Republicans dominate politics and tens of thousands pour into evangelical megachurches each weekend, has become a funding powerhouse in the effort to eliminate marriage equality in California. (Link)

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Discriminatory marriage ban has no place in AZ

Tucson Citizen
September 8, 2008
Arizona State Senator Paula Aboud writes in opposition to prop. 102 on the 2008 ballot: "Don't write discrimination into the Arizona Constitution. Vote no on Prop. 102 - again." (Link)

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State’s marriage battle crosses borders

Times Herald
September 7, 2008
"I really think this is our Gettysburg," said Kathy Levinson, a Silicon Valley philanthropist and gay rights activist who pledged last week to match $100,000 in donations to the No on 8 campaign. "If Proposition 8 passes, we'd lose a generation of time. If it fails, it's a statement that says the country has changed."(Link)

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Love Makes A Rally

New Haven Independent
September 8, 2008
Their candidate doesn’t fully support marriage equality, but that didn’t stop proponents from collecting 500 petition signatures at the Connecticut region’s Barack Obama kick-off rally. (Link)

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Ellen’s Big Gay Wedding

Newsweek
September 6, 2008
"I never thought I would have that experience of getting married. I didn't think I was missing anything. I just didn't think about it. But to see her for the first time and to cut a wedding cake, that was surreal for me and I got to experience that with our families around us. I didn't realize how special it was until I did it." [Link]

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French Tax Authorities Recognize Dutch Gay Couple’s Marriage

Conflict of Laws .Net
September 8, 2008
Le Monde has reported this week that the French Ministry of Finance has accepted to recognize a Dutch same-sex couple's marriage for tax purposes. [Link]

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EDITORIAL: Reject the rejection of same-sex marriage

The Desert Sun
September 7, 2008
"While California has a domestic partnership law that covers some basic legal privileges and responsibilities, prohibiting such couples to legally marry is to continue to cast them off and keep them in 'separate, but equal' status. If that term sounds familiar, it's because it is the same shameful and oppressive language once imposed on racial and ethnic minorities in this country. Separate, but equal harms the human spirit." [Link]

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Public Display

The Washington Post
September 7, 2008
If the trend toward embracing greater diversity continues, however, convention stages a generation from now could easily look quite different from this year's. We could all be watching as a gay or lesbian candidate shouts out to his or her "rock" or "inspiration": a same-sex partner, smiling from the VIP box. [Link]

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DAVID SHANKBONE: Evan Wolfson, I have five questions for you

Shankblog
September 7, 2008
Q. What is one thing you think every American should know?
A. How fragile values we treasure as Americans are — personal freedom, the separation of church and state that assures religious as well as personal freedom, constitutional checks and balances. These things can be lost, and it is reckless to play with fire near them, as some in our country do. [Link]

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