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Obama’s wife says he’ll fight for gay equality

Associated Press
June 28, 2008
Barack Obama will fight for equal rights for gays just as he fought to help working-class families overcome poverty, the Democratic presidential hopeful's wife told a gay Democratic group Thursday. (Link)

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Momentum gaining for marriage equality

Star-Bulletin
June 29, 2008
There is a quiet, but steadily growing movement to reintroduce the legalization of gay and lesbian couples' marriages at the Hawaii Legislature next year. [Link]

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At Gay Weddings, Traditions Remain Strong Pull

Associated Press
June 30, 2008
Many couples marrying in Calif. are opting for recent traditions "that extend beyond sex and state lines," such as writing one's own vows and including family and friends in festivities. [Link]

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Obama rejects proposed California marriage ban

Sacramento Bee
July 1, 2008
In a letter to the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club, the Illinois senator said he supports extending fully equal rights and benefits to same-sex couples under both state and federal law. "And that is why I oppose the divisive and discriminatory efforts to amend the California Constitution, and similar efforts to amend the U.S. Constitution or those of other states." [Link]

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BLOGGER: We tied the knot four years ago today

Pam's House Blend
July 1, 2008
Blogger Pam Spaulding writes, "The fact is we will prove by example that our relationships will not cause an end to anyone else's marriage or destroy society, and it will move all of us closer to full civil equality." [Link]

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Lawsuit seeks removal of marriage measure from November ballot

Los Angeles Times
July 2, 2008
Lawyers say signers of the petition for the anti-marriage initiative were misled, but Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown urges the California high court to reject that argument. (Link)

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Expect to Fight for Marriage Equality in the November California Election

California Progress Report
July 1, 2008
Brian Leubitz discusses why the lawsuit to keep anti-marriage Prop 8 off the November ballot in California is not likely to succeed. (Link)

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LDS Professor Speaks Out Against Anti-Gay Amendment

KCPW
July 1, 2008
Nielsen, who is Mormon but not gay himself, says marriage equality would strengthen the institution of marriage. [Link]

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AZ Legislature puts anti-marriage proposal on ballot

The Arizona Republic
June 27, 2008
In the final hours of one of the longest state legislative sessions on record, state Senators approved a measure sending an anti-marriage constitutional amendment to the fall ballot. (Link)

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McCain Supports Efforts to Ban Marriage Equality

US News
June 27, 2008
The presumptive Republican nominee for president has endorsed efforts to end marriage equality in California. (Link)

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