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State secretary goes to court over anti-gay ballot initiative

Arizona Daily Star
August 22, 2008
Secretary of State Jan Brewer has gone to court to keep from having to tell Arizona voters that same-sex marriage is already illegal under state law because supporters of the state's discriminatory prop. 102 on the 2008 ballot said such language would weaken their chance at passing the anti-gay measure. (Link)

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Forgotten Arizona?

Box Turtle Bulletin
August 23, 2008
Blogger Jim Burroway reminds people that Arizona in the 2006 election was the first state to defeat a discriminatory anti-gay amendment, and everyone must work to stop yet another amendment threatening in the 2008 election. (Link)

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Florida’s Pro-Equality Groups Receiving Donations to Stop Discriminatory Amendment

Queerty
August 25, 2008
The Queerty blog reports on the fight against Florida's discriminatory prop. 2 which is receiving support from individuals across the state, including Jon Kislack, a straight Republican who's fighting Amendment 2:"It's just not right that our laws, public policy, and social climate in Florida are so unwelcoming." (Link)

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Pro-equality Mormons take fight to Internet

Orlando Sentinel
August 24, 2008
Prompted by their church's support for a California initiative to end marriage equality in the state, some Mormons are voicing their opposition to the proposed ban on the Internet -- saying in cyberspace what they might not be able to express in church buildings. (Link)

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California churches plan a big push against marriage equality

Los Angeles Times
August 24, 2008
Anti-gay organizers hope to get 1 million Catholics, Mormons, Jews, Muslims, evangelical Christians, Sikhs and Hindus to post lawn signs supporting the discriminatory Prop. 8 in unison next month. (Link)

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Marriage foes mobilize for anti-gay ban in California

Associated Press
August 24, 2008
With less than 11 weeks until Election Day, supporters of discriminatory Proposition 8 are ramping up their field organization and refining their message as they seek to persuade California voters to shut the door on the freedom to marry and fairness for all families. (Link)

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MODERN LOVE: We’ll Marry Each Other as Often as Needed

New York Times
August 22, 2008
Bob Morris writes, "A referendum in California this November may make us null and void, just as has happened to same-sex couples many times before. In that case, we may have to marry again... Complicated? Perhaps. But then so is marriage, for better or worse, over and over again." [Link]

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Amendment 2 bad for South Florida business

Miami Herald
August 18, 2008
A proposed amendment to Florida's constitution on the November ballot could adversely impact our business development efforts. Florida Amendment 2, the so-called marriage protection amendment, is an example of unnecessary government intrusion in people's personal lives that could diminish Florida's ability to attract businesses to expand or relocate here. [Link]

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Jumping Ship

In These Times
August 22, 2008
Many local GOP officials are citing their party's increasingly conservative views on social issues -- such as repealing abortion rights, preventing stem-cell research and blocking gay people's marriages -- as reasons for defecting. [Link]

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The Fundamental Freedom To Marry

Pam's House Blend
August 21, 2008
Autumn Sandeen writes, "If we were voting on the fundamental freedoms of people due to immutable characteristics -- such as if one were black, Latina, or disabled -- or if we were voting on the fundamental freedoms of people due to mutable characteristics -- such as on one's religious creed or veteran status -- it would be wrong. To vote on the fundamental freedoms of others based on sexual orientation, or based on gender identity or expression, is just as wrong." [Link]

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