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PG&E Opposes Anti-Gay Marriage Ban

KCRA
July 29, 2008
The campaign against a November ballot measure that would end same-sex marriage in California said it has received a $250,000 donation from Pacific Gas and Electric Co. [Link]

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BLOG: Who Marriage is For: A Tale of Two Weddings

Greta Christina's Blog
July 29, 2008
"Who is marriage for now? And what is it, anyway? I want to tell a story. Two stories, I guess, about two weddings, that show how radically the answer to that question has changed in just the past few years." [Link]

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State senator faces ethics probe in marriage debate

Tucson Citizen
July 29, 2008
An Arizona state senator faces an ethics investigation for cutting off a debate that served as a filibuster for opponents of a referendum to prohibit same-sex couples from getting legally married in the state. With its chairman crossing party lines, the Senate Ethics Committee voted 3-2 on Monday to formally investigate a lawmaker's complaint that Republican Sen. Jack Harper of Surprise broke Senate rules. [Link]

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MA Sen. Wilkerson on the Repeal of the 1913 Laws

Pam's House Blend
July 28, 2008
During the debate, senate minority leader Richard Tisei (R- Wakefield) stood up to express his support for the repeal. He then asked Senator Dianne Wilkerson (D-Boston) to provide a history of the 1913 law. Watch the video of the debate here. [Link]

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Discriminatory marriage ban costing Nevada

Las Vegas Review-Journal
July 29, 2008
"Nevadans overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment in 2002 that bans same-sex marriage, which could be coming back to bite us in the wallet, a few million times over." [Link]

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Opponents of marriage equality say they’ll sue over changed wording in Proposition 8

Los Angeles Times
July 29, 2008
Political analysts on both sides suggest that the language change will make passage of the initiative more difficult, noting that voters might be more reluctant to pass a measure that makes clear it is taking away existing rights. [Link]

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MA House Debates 1913 Law Tuesday

PolitickerMA.com
July 24, 2008
According to a House leadership source with knowledge of the legislative schedule, debate over the law is expected to occur when the House returns to full session Tuesday. [Link]

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The Politics of Sanctity

The Gainesville Sun
July 26, 2008
"The Florida Marriage Amendment is less about protecting the sanctity of marriage than keeping Florida firmly in the 'R' column.... The thing is that this is a monster election year. And the 'ultra-conservative vote' isn't all that excited about the prospect of a John McCain presidency. And this makes Republicans in the legislature and Florida's congressional delegation very nervous indeed." [Link]

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Richer or poorer

Chicago Tribune
July 27, 2008
The federal government doesn't extend many standard divorce benefits to same-sex couples. Gay couples thus face financial consequences that heterosexual couples don't. The Chicago Tribune lists four of them. [Link]

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N.J. group makes waves in Calif. marriage fight

Southern Voice Online
July 25, 2008
Evan Wolfson said groups like NOM are fighting an uphill battle as people see how gay marriage works in Massachusetts and California."It's become clear to most Americans that there is no real good argument against allowing gays to marry," Wolfson said. "They can see with their own eyes that the gays didn't use up all the marriage licenses." [Link]

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