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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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Gay marriage redux

The Hill
June 24, 2008
Mark Mellman shows that not only were theories of anti-marriage amendments affecting the 2004 presidential race baseless and wrong, but also such theories are again wrong about the California anti-marriage initiative this year affecting the 2008 presidential election. (Link)

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John Wildermuth: Presidential race could sway outcome of California’s marriage initiative in Novembe

SF Gate Politics Blog
June 23, 2008
John Wildermuth discusses how the 2008 presidential campaign could affect the outcome of the anti-marriage initiative in California (especially with the surge of young voters), instead of the opposite being true, the initiative affecting the presidential race. (Link)

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Commissioners advance benefits proposal for gay married couples who work for Cook County

Chicago Tribune
June 24, 2008
Same-sex couples who work for Cook County won't lose their benefits if they get married in other states under a proposal county commissioners advanced Tuesday. (Link)

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Marriages, Hoses, and Dogs: California Will Defeat Anti Marriage Equality Ballot Measure in November

California Progress Report
June 22, 2008
Bob Mulholland predicts the anti-marriage initiative in California will be defeated this November because people across the country have reanalyzed their views on marriage equality after 2004 and equality in Massachusetts, which has led to continually increasing public opinion for the freedom to marry. (Link)

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