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Marriage equality does not impact religious freedom

The Volokh Conspiracy
June 17, 2008
Examples of conflict arising from antidiscrimination law are often exaggerated and oversimplified. Catholicism and Orthodox Judaism, for example, refuse to recognize secular divorce. But few argue that we should refuse to let people divorce for this reason. [Link]

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The ACLU’s Matt Coles Tells Us Why Marriage Matters

The Advocate
June 17, 2008
Matt Coles, director of the American Civil Liberties Union LGBT & AIDS Project, answers the question, "Why -- some people, including a lot of gay people, ask -- do LGBT people care so much about marriage?" (Link)

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TRANSCRIPT: California Marriage: The Ruling and One Couple’s View

washingtonpost.com
June 16, 2008
University of the Pacific law professor Larry Levine was online Monday, June 16 at 1 p.m. ET to discuss the implementation of the recent California Supreme Court ruling, and the fight ahead. He was joined by Stuart Gaffney and John Lewis. [Link]

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Editorial: Today belongs to couple, married at last after 50 years

Mercury News
June 17, 2008
The Mercury News editorial board congratulates committed same-sex couples who are marrying in California, and hopes weddings "will offer a human face to the polemics, and, we hope, persuade voters not to use the ballot box to deny them joy and respect." (Link)

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Religious views and a free society can co-exist

Christian Science Monitor
June 17, 2008
"Our society has done a pretty good job balancing personal views, including religious views, with the need to have basic rules protecting everyone against discrimination in the public sector, and there is no need now for a special gay exception," says Evan Wolfson. [Link]

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Defense of Marriage Act Splits ‘08ers

ABC News
June 16, 2008
As marriage equality was getting underway in California, the presidential candidates again found themselves on opposite sides of repealing the federal Defense of Marriage Act (D.O.M.A.) with Obama pledging repeal and McCain wanting to uphold the discriminatory law. (Link)

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Our opinion: Time right for marriage equality

The Desert Sun
June 17, 2008
After previously saying the state was not ready for marriage equality, the Desert Sun editorial staff opines, "We believe the time has come to allow - and accept - same-sex marriages. We also urge California to remain a strong leader in this movement." (Link)

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Rite of civil rights

San Francisco Chronicle
June 17, 2008

The SF Chronicle editorial staff opines, "On Monday, the marriage of 87-year-old Del Martin and 84-year-old Phyllis Lyon was a legally sanctioned affirmation of a fundamental civil right," and points out the need to protect marriage in California and keep working across the country for equality. (Link)

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Opponents of gay-rights laws abandon repeal effort

The Oregonian
June 17, 2008
In Oregon, opponents of two gay-rights laws say they won't be able to get anti-gay repeal initiatives on the state's November ballot because they could not collect enough signatures. (Link)

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Vignettes from California’s weddings of same-sex couples

Associated Press
June 17, 2008
The AP profiles couples marrying in California after the state ends the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage.
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