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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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Mass. marriage equality advocates, opponents, lend a hand in Cali

Bay Windows
June 26, 2008
With California voters poised to decide the future of marriage equality in their state, advocates on both sides of the issue in Massachusetts are providing limited assistance to their allies in that state. [Link]

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Arizona Anti-Marriage Amendment Re-Vote Likely for Friday

Box Turtle Bulletin
June 26, 2008
Yesterday’s vote by the Arizona Senate to advance an anti-marriage amendment to the voters fell short. But amendment supporters today vow to bring the measure back for another vote on Friday. [Link]

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OP-ED: The framing of mutual joy

The Guardian
June 26, 2008
John Bryson Chane, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington DC, writes, "Christians who want to deny others the blessings they claim for themselves should not assume they speak for the Almighty." [Link]

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Kmart exec resigns to join California marriage fight

Washington Blade
June 25, 2008
The chief marketing officer for Kmart, Bill Stewart, recently resigned from his executive position at Sears Holdings, to join the campaign, Equality for All, which is working to defeat the discriminatory anti-marriage initiative on the California 2008 ballot. (Link)

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New York State Senate Shakeup Might Help Move Marriage Equality

Advocate
June 25, 2008
New York’s senate majority leader, Joseph Bruno, a 32-year institution in the state senate, announced his retirement Tuesday just as the GOP and Democrats gird for an election season that will determine the fate of the chamber and, potentially, New York’s marriage equality bill. (Link)

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Same-sex marriages celebrated

Vida en Valle
June 25, 2008
Assemblymember Kevin de León, the Democrat's assistant majority leader, said he is very pleased with the decision to approve marriage equality, as to do otherwise would violate the basic right of freedom. [Link]

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Hospital Sued After Dying Lesbian’s Partner Denied Access To Her

365Gay.com
June 24, 2008
A lawsuit will be filed in Miami Wednesday against a hospital that refused to allow the partner of a dying lesbian to see because they were not considered family. (Link)

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Powerful Marriage Opponent Bruno Won’t Seek Re-Election To NYS Senate

365Gay.com
June 24, 2008
The top Republican in New York State and its most vocal opponent of LGBT civil rights, Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, has confirmed he will not seek re-election. (Link)

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Open Letter to California Mormons

Affirmations
June 24, 2008
Jeffrey Nielsen, a member of the Mormon Church, writes, “We should never allow our constitutions, whether state of federal, to become weapons in a crusade to impose a particular religious value system upon a pluralistic democracy.” (Link)

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