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Laguna first city in Calif. to oppose Prop. 8

Orange County Register
July 22, 2008
All audience members who spoke in the public hearing on the opposition of Proposition 8 supported opposing the limitation and the decision was made unanimously. [Link]

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LAPD Chief Bratton backs marriage equality with checkbook

Los Angeles Times
July 23, 2008
"The Constitution guarantees life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," LAPD Police Chief William J. Bratton said this week. "I see no reason why gays can't pursue happiness through marriage." He and his wife, former Court TV diva Rikki Kleiman have made a donation to Equality California as a wedding gift to friend and celebrity publicist Howard Bragman and his longtime partner, Chuck O'Donnell. [Link]

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Black, Gay Group Bridging Divide

Queerty
July 22, 2008
"Sure, progress comes one step at a time, but can come a whole lot faster when we’re all stepping together, whether it be in Selma, on Christopher Street or in your own back yard." [Link]

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Liberal Silliness on Gay Marriage

The New Republic
July 22, 2008
James Kirchick writes, "As someone who can't get married (unless I return to my home state of Massachusetts, which isn't in the cards right now), I find heterosexuals complaining that marriage is a series of "ists" to be incredibly myopic." [Link]

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URGENT: Help Us Demonstrate that Clergy Support Marriage Equality for Same-Sex Couples

Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing
July 22, 2008
Religious leadership can make the difference. That's why the Religious Institute is launching a renewed effort to invite clergy from across the country to sign the Open Letter to Religious Leaders on Marriage Equality TODAY. [Link]

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The Hemisphere’s State of Same-Sex Partnership Recognition: Canada Very Much in the Lead

Council on Hemispheric Affairs
July 21, 2008
This overview ends with, "It is imperative that Latin American countries work to end discrimination towards same-sex couples... as part of a more inclusive commitment to democratic rights." [Link]

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Unwed couples financially vulnerable

The Times-Picayune
July 22, 2008
It's important for same-gender couples to choose service providers they trust and with whom they can be open about their relationship. Work with professionals who can help you find opportunities to establish legal safeguards where they do not exist. [Link]

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Legislator seeks reprimand of colleague

The Arizona Daily Star
July 22, 2008
The dust-up in the Senate over marriage on the last night of the legislative session has one lawmaker seeking to have another one formally reprimanded. In a complaint filed Monday, Sen. Ken Cheuvront, D-Phoenix, said Sen. Jack Harper, R-Surprise, used his position to illegally interrupt debate, and then purposely ignored legal protests. [Link]

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Out-of-state marriage law faces obstacles to repeal in House

The Belmont Citizen-Herald
July 21, 2008
Spellane said lawmakers' constituents already know where their elected officials stand on marriage. "I don’t believe, for the most part, that constituents vote on one particular issue," he said. "There’s no better timing to do this than right now...We need to repeal this thing." [Link]

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LETTER: Voting for doctrine

The Salt Lake Tribune
July 21, 2008
A church's doctrine should not be imposed on others, and everyone should have as much opportunity to flourish as that society can offer. [Link]

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