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New Ballot Language in California: Prop 8 Would Take Away the Freedom to Marry in California

Last week, the California Attorney General's office announced changes to the Proposition 8 ballot language which appropriately identifies the discrimination it promotes:

"ELIMINATES RIGHT OF SAME-SEX COUPLES TO MARRY. Changes California Constitution to eliminate right of same-sex couples to marry."

Take action now to preserve the freedom to marry in California by talking to your friends and family about how Prop. 8 takes away rights and why its important that fair-minded Californians vote no on Prop. 8 in November.

Preserve the freedom to marry in California

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Adoption ban falls short of signatures

Arkansas News Bureau
July 24, 2008
The Family Council Action Committee fell about 4,000 valid signatures short but will have another 30 days to make up the difference. [Link]

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Big Labor Move For Marriage Equality

Gay City News
July 24, 2008
A resolution from the California Labor Federation said the group will "put forth energy and resources to educate and mobilize its members to vote against Proposition 8, and encourage its twenty-three member Central Labor Councils to do the same." [Link]

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“What’s tougher to get than a same-sex marriage? A same-sex divorce”

Los Angeles Times
July 25, 2008
'They've given us no choice but to be married forever,' says a Rhode Island woman. Her state doesn't recognize gay couples' marriages, and the state where she was wed limits divorces to residents. [Link]

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COMMENTARY: Protecting the Right to Marry

The Berkeley Daily Planet
July 24, 2008
A non-gay ally writes, "I believe that if I am to enjoy my own freedom to marry, I must stand up to defend the rights of others to do the same." [Link]

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Clergy Support Marriage Equality—But We Still Need Your Help

Sexuality & Religion: What's the Connection?
July 24, 2008
Rev. Debra W. Haffner writes, "Together, we can demonstrate that there is widespread religious support for the right to marry, grounded in our faith commitments. Can you send a link to this blog to every clergy you know who might sign? Or blog about this yourself? Or copy and paste this link:http://www.religiousinstitute.org/marriageextra.html into an email and send it on to clergy you know?" [Link]

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OPINION: Married In Mass.

The Hartford Courant
July 24, 2008
"It would be heartening to know that the Massachusetts decision was based solely on the desire to rid the state of a shameful law, and to support giving all committed couples the same rights, regardless of gender. But part of the motivation was economic... If economic incentives are what it takes to get states to do the right thing, bring them on. " [Link]

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Campaign ramps up to defeat Prop 8

The Bay Area Reporter
July 24, 2008
Efforts are under way statewide to rally people around defeating Proposition 8, the anti-gay marriage amendment, and the field director for the campaign said the time to get involved is now. [Link]

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AZ State Senate President Bee rejects request to probe GOP rule-breaking in handling of filibuster

Arizona Daily Star
July 24, 2008
The showdown over putting discrimination against gay and lesbian couples into the state constitution on the November ballot brought a dramatic ending to the legislative session last month. Bee, who originally sponsored the anti-gay measure, is running for Congress against incumbent Democrat Gabrielle Giffords in District 8. [Link]

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Poll shows slim majority opposes Prop 8

The Bay Area Reporter
July 24, 2008
"The only thing that worries me is that anybody feels any complacency or believes that someone else will take care of the whole thing," Evan Wolfson said. "The scale of the campaign, the amount of money needed and the sheer size of California mean that we need all hands on deck and we each must do our personal part."[Link]

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