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Lead marriage attorney legally weds

The Bay Area Reporter
September 4, 2008
Therese Stewart, the chief deputy city attorney who successfully argued San Francisco's historic marriage case, legally wed her partner, attorney Carole Scagnetti, in a City Hall ceremony Friday, August 29. [Link]

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EDITORIAL: Another victory for gays

Times Union
September 4, 2008
Chalk up another well-deserved defeat for all those who oppose same-sex couples' marriages, particularly in New York. Governor Paterson's courageous order that this state has to recognize marriages of gay couples performed elsewhere has passed its first legal challenge. [Link]

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Fran Drescher’s Fight to Save Equality

EOnline
September 2, 2008
Fran Drescher
doesn't only support the freedom to marry, she's doing something about it...The former Nanny star is cohosting a cocktail party tomorrow night...which benefits Equality California's fight to defeat Proposition 8, the November ballot initiative that would end marriage equality in California. (Link)

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A Milestone for Gays, A Boon for Massachusetts

Washington Post
September 3, 2008
As nonresidents come to Massachusetts to marry following the overturning of the anti-gay 1913 measure, the state economy is experiencing a boon. (Link)

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California School board rejects anti-gay resolution

The Bakersfield Californian
September 2, 2008
Residents of Bakersfield told personal stories and spoke out against an anti-gay resolution proposed at a school board meeting. (Link)

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New York Court Rejects Challenge to Governor’s Marriage Recognition Directive

Leonard Link
September 3, 2008
A review of the decision by Bronx Supreme Court Justice Lucy Billings to reject a legal challenge to Governor David Paterson’s directive that state agencies recognize marriages of same-sex couples that were contracted outside of New York State. (Link)

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Thrice-married Newt Gingrich: Brave Champion of Anti-Gay Proposition 8

Pam's House Blend
September 2, 2008
Blogger Chino Blanco reviews the hypocrisy of Newt Gingrich's support for anti-gay Prop. 8 in California. (Link)

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Support for marriage equality grows

Press Telegram
August 30, 2008
Columnist Thomas Elias discusses the potential outcome for anti-gay Prop. 8 in California, how public opinion continues to grow toward fairness, and notes, "For if there's one thing that Proposition 8 definitely represents, it is prejudice." (Link)

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Court Backs Paterson Regarding Gay Unions

New York Times
September 2, 2008
Gov. David A. Paterson was acting within his powers when he issued an executive order requiring government agencies to recognize marriages of same-sex couples performed outside the state, a court ruled on Tuesday. (Link)

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Gay Republicans: GOP on ‘wrong side of history’

CNN.com
September 3, 2008
A group of gay and lesbian Republicans has traveled to the site of the GOP convention this week to help convince its party that it is time to stop being on the "wrong side" of the marriage equality issue. (Link)

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