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Ark. anti-gay ballot measure backers to submit signatures

Associated Press
July 2, 2008
Supporters of a ballot measure aimed at banning gays and lesbians from adopting or fostering children said Wednesday they're ready to submit petitions to place their measure on the November ballot. (Link)

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Arizona Governor: Anti-marriage referendum unnecessary

The Arizona Republic
July 3, 2008
Gov. Janet Napolitano said Wednesday that she opposes amending the Arizona Constitution to exclude same-sex couples from marriage and called a fall referendum on the issue unnecessary. (Link)

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Editorial: How McCain, Obama differ on anti-marriage proposition

Mercury News
July 3, 2008
The editorial staff notes that marriage equality is a civil rights issue and opines that Obama's stance against the anti-marriage initiative in California "makes for a better president."

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Marriage’s Financial Pros and Cons

U.S. News & World Report
July 3, 2008
Eight financial facts about tying the knot, something all couples need to consider as they shape their lives together. (Link)

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Court ruling brings hope to Upstate pair

The Post-Standard
July 3, 2008
For three years, Patricia Martinez and Lisa Golden, of Chili, outside of Rochester, sought a marriage that would give them legal protections and rights. "We didn't want a collection of invalid marriages," Martinez said. "We wanted one that was going to be legal." [Link]

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California Dreaming: Homophobia Will Not Determine this Election

Huffington Post
July 1, 2008
Joe Solmonese, President of the Human Rights Campaign, explains why the California Supreme Court's decision to uphold the freedom to marry will not affect the 2008 election. (Link)

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Marriage Equality in California: until deportation do us part?

Washington Post
July 2, 2008
A profile of a binational couple with a child who will not be protected from deportation by getting married in California since immigration status is a federal issue. (Link)

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Chinese Media Changing Its Tune on Marriage Equality

New American Media
July 2, 2008
Chinese papers are shifting to cover the personal stories about marriage equality, reflecting a shift in their audience too. (Link)

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In Maryland, Less Bingo, More Health Coverage Start Today

Washington Post
July 1, 2008
Gay and lesbian couples will have new rights, as 189 laws take effect in Maryland. (Link)

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McCain, Obama quietly take opposing stands on California’s marriage ban measure

Los Angeles Times
July 2, 2008
As both McCain and Obama take stances on the marriage ban in California, it is clear that a candidate's marriage stance is not an issue for which a majority of people will base their vote. (Link)

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