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North Carolina marriage discrimination amendment sought

The News and Observer
July 9, 2008
Opponents of marriage equality are making another attempt to amend the state's constitution to include marriage discrimination in North Carolina. (Link)

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Quote of the Week

"It's impossible to say you're a 'pro-family' politician and then vote to relegate some families to second-class status."
Steve Ralls, The Huffington Post, 7/8/08

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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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