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BLOG: Obama Builds LGBT Family Expertise

Mombian
August 6, 2008
Blogger Dana Rudolph writes, "Senators Obama and McCain have very different views of LGBT families, as I mentioned Monday. Yesterday, I received an e-mail from Obama’s campaign about the expansion of his LGBT leadership team. It only adds to his status as the candidate committed to LGBT families." [Link]

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Power surge

Bay Windows
August 6, 2008
Eleni Carr, vice-chair of the Massachusetts Commission on GLBT Youth and chair of the commission’s government relations committee, said the marriage amendment debate helped pave the way for the successful effort to increase funding for state LGBT youth programs. "There was almost a way that the marriage debate really just opened the door and opened everyone's eyes to how much discrimination and oppression our community faces," said Carr. [Link]

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"I think there is every reason why we should defeat it. But no one can be cavalier. No one can be complacent. No one can be sanguine about it. It will take everything we have. People will have to write the biggest checks they've ever written, devote more volunteer hours than they ever have, have more difficult conversations than they've ever had for 90 days. For 90 days we have to give it everything."

Kate Kendell, on California's Prop. 8

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OP-ED: Special Rights No More

GayWired.com
August 5, 2008
"There were the times that management in various jobs would pull me aside and tell me, secretly, to go ahead and use 'sick time' instead of taking my vacation days for taking time off to care for my partner." [Link]

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For Better or For Worse

Washington Post
August 6, 2008

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EQCA Raises Over $1.6 Million in 15 Minutes to Fight Antigay Ballot Initiative

The Bilerico Project
August 5, 2008
NCLR's Kate Kendell said, "I think there is every reason why we should defeat it. But no one can be cavalier. No one can be complacent. No one can be sanguine about it. It will take everything we have. People will have to write the biggest checks they've ever written, devote more volunteer hours than they ever have, have more difficult conversations than they've ever had for 90 days. For 90 days we have to give it everything." [Link]

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Christian Group Challenges Paterson on Gay Rites Order

The New York Sun
August 6, 2008
Lambda Legal will be intervening in tomorrow's hearing on behalf of a New York same-sex couple married in Canada. "This case is really just the Alliance Defense Fund piling on one more nuisance case, when the issue's already been effectively passed over," Lambda Legal's litigator, Susan Sommer, said. [Link]

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Gay-Baiting ‘08

AfterElton
August 5, 2008
Starting in 2000 the invocation of gay rights issues – and the biggest "threat" of all, marriage equality – has been the stuff not just of political humor but of political advertising and cable news punditry as well. Today, nearly every prominent political news analyst, left, right, or center, seems to agree that gay-bashing as an overt political strategy is either dying or already dead. [Link]

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Safeguarding Religious Freedom: The Freedom to Marry

Or Am I?
August 5, 2008
California Faith for Equality, among others, are working toward marriage equality in California and beyond. After watching their video, click over to the Jews for Marriage Equality to see the overwhelming number of rabbis who support Marriage Equality. [Link]

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Study finds shift in gay demographic

365Gay.com
August 5, 2008
The researchers said that two-thirds of younger gay people expect to be partnered with kids at some point in their adulthood, while less than a third of gays 35 and older expect the same. And overall, gay people rank marriage equality as the number one issue about which they’re passionate, followed by the environment, health care and the economy. [Link]

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