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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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Non-gay couples add statement of support for gays to weddings

The Canadian Press
August 5, 2008
When Marisa Miller married David Wolfson last year, the couple added a statement to their vows that they both passionately believe in the right of all people to marry regardless of sexual orientation. [Link]

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Boycott threatened over meeting site of Association of American Law Schools

The National Law Journal
August 5, 2008
The groups say that to attend the five-day event hosted primarily at the Manchester Grand Hyatt would conflict with their policies of nondiscrimination based on sexual orientation. The groups are the Society of American Law Teachers; the Legal Writing Institute; the AALS Section on Legal Writing Research and Reasoning; and the AALS Section on Teaching Methods. [Link]

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A librarian responds to censoring request

The Tin Man
August 1, 2008
Freedom to Marry ally The Tin Man found a great blog post by a librarian responding to a patron's request to take Uncle Bobby's Wedding off the shelves. Check out the lengthy discussion in the comments section as well. [Link]

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Prop. 8 wouldn’t be retroactive, Jerry Brown says

San Francisco Chronicle
August 5, 2008
If voters approve a discriminatory November ballot measure banning same-sex couples' legal marriages in California, thousands of weddings conducted since the state Supreme Court legalized the unions on May 15 will probably remain valid, Attorney General Jerry Brown said Monday. [Link]

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Gay couples use weddings to raise awareness

The Associated Press
August 5, 2008
Molly McKay plans to marry her partner on Sept. 1, and the two have decided to participate in one of the more popular anti-Proposition 8 wedding trends — replacing a traditional gift registry with a political version that accepts donations to the "No on 8" campaign in lieu of gifts. [Link]

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