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Proposition 8: Words Matter

Beyond Homophobia
September 18, 2008

Professor Gregory Herek blogs an analysis of the most recent results of the Field Poll in California which shows words matter when people are asked about Proposition 8. (Link)

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U.S. law sends some bi-national, same-sex couples into exile

Independent Weekly
September 17, 2008
Like thousands of other gay and lesbian couples in this country, and countless more abroad, they were caught in a little-known intersection of two controversial public policy issues: gay rights and immigration. (Link)

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Cathcart: We can’t let them win

365Gay.com
September 16, 2008
Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director of Lambda Legal, writes about California, "Now we face a moment where we have to fight with everything we have. The antigay industry is pouring millions of dollars into these efforts to turn history back." (Link)

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D.C. may take up marriage equality bill in ‘09

Washington Blade
September 17, 2008
If Democrats expand their majority in Congress and California voters preserve the freedom to marry, a marriage equality bill is likely to be approved by the D.C. City Council as early as April 2009, according to activists and City Hall insiders. (Link)

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Supes back marriage equality

Burlingame Daily News
September 17, 2008
A San Mateo County supervisor who previously opposed marriage equality agreed to join his colleagues on Tuesday, making the vote unanimous, in opposing a proposed amendment to the California constitution that would eliminate the freedom to marry for same sex couples. (Link)

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No on Prop. 8

San Diego Union Tribune
September 18, 2008
The editorial staff endorses a no vote on Prop. 8 saying, "In the past, this page has advocated civil unions for gay couples rather than marriage. But our thinking has changed, along with that of many other Californians. Gay and lesbian couples deserve the same dignity and respect in marriage that heterosexual couples have long enjoyed. We urge a No vote on Proposition 8. " (Link)

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Mega A-Gays Missing in Fight Against Prop 8

In Magazine
September 17, 2008
Karen Ocamb lists off who has and has not donated to the No on 8 campaign to preserve the freedom to marry in California noting, "If Prop 8 passes, it would be the first time in American history that an existing minority right would be taken away by the vote of a majority." (Link)

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Field Poll finds discriminatory Prop. 8 trails by 17 points

Sacramento Bee
September 18, 2008
A constitutional amendment that would take away the freedom to marry in California has lost support during the past two months and now trails by a 17-point margin. (Link)

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Brad Pitt donates money to stop Prop. 8 and support marriage equality in CA

Associated Press
September 17, 2008
Brad Pitt donated $100,000 toward defeating discriminatory Prop. 8 in California, and his adviser noted that Pitt said he was surprised that his colleagues in the entertainment industry hadn't donated more yet to stop Prop. 8. (Link)

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Family Equality Council Launches Get Engaged: Vote No on 8

Family Equality Council Blog
September 17, 2008
Get Engaged: Vote No on 8 reflects Family Equality Council's recognition that families will be greatly affected by the passage of Prop. 8 and families want and need to be involved in efforts to defeat it. (Link)

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