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BLOG: Those Anti-Family “Family Values”

Dispatches from the Culture Wars
August 19, 2008
Gay parents, just like straight parents, spend their time carting kids around to little league games and soccer practice. Gay parents fix up the skinned knees and beam with pride at a good report card, just like straight parents do. [Link]

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2008 Ballot Measures Opposing Marriage Equality: Why Time is on Our Side

GayWired.com
August 15, 2008
David Mariner writes, "As more voters are being asked to consider the question, and as we have the opportunity to engage more voters and interact with them, public opinion continues to move in our favor. It may be a long battle, but time is definitely on our side." [Link]

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Joan Garry: It’s Different When It Isn’t Different At All

The Huffington Post
August 19, 2008
The word "marriage" tells us -- and the rest of the world -- that when it comes to finding the love of our lives, we are all the same. And I guess we all know why that presents such a huge threat to those who do not stand with us. And why the battle in California is so fierce. And so critically important. And why this presidential election matters so very much to us. [Link]

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Knights Of Columbus Give $1M To Prop 8

Joe. My. God.
August 19, 2008
The Knights of Columbus, the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization, has donated $1M to Protect Marriage, the group behind California's ballot amendment to overturn gay couples' already-existing legal marriages. [Link]

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26 domestic-partner couples sign up for recognition

Miami Herald
August 19, 2008
The ceremony had all the romance of renewing a license plate -- which can be done a few floors down in the same, drab government building -- but it had powerful meaning on Monday for the first couples to register under Miami-Dade's new domestic-partnership law. [Link]

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ZOGBY POLL:  NEW JERSEY WANTS TO DUMP CIVIL UNIONS

Garden State Equality
August 19, 2008
By 59 to 36 percent, New Jerseyans would be fine with public officials’ changing the civil union law to marriage equality. Indeed, when the poll goes out of its way to remind voters that New Jersey already has a civil union law, a majority of New Jersey still supports marriage for same-sex couples – 50.1 to 42.3 percent. And an astounding 69 percent of New Jerseyans say marriage equality is inevitable in the state. [Link]

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Marriage Equality USA Responds to Presidential Candidates’ Statements at Evangelical Forum

YubaNet
August 18, 2008
Molly McKay, Marriage Equality USA Media Director, writes, "Being a 'Christian' does not mean you cannot support marriage equality. There are many Christian denominations and leaders who marry same-sex couples in their churches and even more who support civil marriage and equal treatment under the law regardless of their own personal religious beliefs."[Link]

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Responding To K-Lo, the Opposition

The Daily Dish
August 18, 2008
Andrew Sullivan counters Kathryn Jean Lopez who campaigned for the anti-gay federal constitutional amendment: "Her vision necessitates marginalization and second class citizenship. And she and others on her side of the debate need to acknowledge it as such and own it." (Link)

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GLAAD’s Announcing Equality Campaign Marks Six-Year Anniversary With Record 1,049 Inclusive Papers

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
August 18, 2008
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) today announced that 1,049 daily U.S. newspapers now accept wedding announcements from gay and lesbian couples – a more than fifteen-fold increase since August 18, 2002, when The New York Times opened its Weddings/Celebrations pages to gay and lesbian couples following conversations with GLAAD leadership. (Link)

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Californians Against Hate mounts successful protest at pro-Prop 8 fundraiser

Pam's House Blend
August 18, 2008
Blogger Pam Spaulding notes a great example of public education through peaceful protest. (Link)

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