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COLUMNIST: Same-sex marriages strike blow to prejudice

Fresno Bee
June 23, 2008
"I'm sensing that, just like the state Supreme Court, a majority of Californians are coming to their senses about gay marriage and understand that prejudice is prejudice -- whether we're talking about race, gender, religion or sexual orientation." [Link]

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Ocean State politicos seek marriage equality

EDGE Providence
June 24, 2008
Five members of the General Assembly have sponsored marriage equality legislation in Rhode Island this year. Rep. Frank Ferri (D-Warwick) recently celebrated the second anniversary of his marriage to Tony Caparco, and they were recognized on the floor of the House. [Link]

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Editorial: Marriage shouldn’t be government’s concern

Orange County Register
June 22, 2008
The editorial staff writes in favor of the freedom to marry in California and refutes a line of attack: "It is argued that allowing same-sex marriage will infringe on the religious freedom of people who have a religiously based objection to it. It is hard to see the validity." (Link)

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Marriage Equality: Day One

Kate's Corner
June 19, 2008
Blogger Kate Scott discusses what it was like to witness marriages at San Francisco City Hall on the first day of marriage equality in California, and her sightings of various leaders of the case which resulted in the CA Supreme Court ruling in favor of equality. (Link)

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Snapshots show California embraces marriage equality

The Detroit News
June 23, 2008
Deb Price discusses the reaction to marriages in California: "Oddly, the most exciting thing about the delightful first wave of gay weddings across California was how much the nation took it in stride." (Link)

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Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa to officiate at marriage of “American Beauty” producer

Los Angeles Times
June 22, 2008
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will officiate at his first marriage ceremony of a gay couple today at Los Angeles City Hall. The ceremony will join movie producer Bruce Cohen, whose films include the Academy Award winner "American Beauty," and art consultant Gabriel Catone who have been together for five years. (Link)

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Gay couples across California trade weekend vows

Associated Press
June 22, 2008
Gay and lesbian couples across California exchanged vows and wedding bands on the first weekend since the state upheld the freedom to marry. (Link)

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View of marriage equality changes when it’s personal

Grand Rapids Press
June 21, 2008
Charles Honey discusses how his views changed about marriage equality when the issue became personal: "When you're the parent of a gay child, the difference is between deciding how you feel about this in your head, and knowing what you feel in your heart." (Link)

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In lieu of wedding gifts, gay couples asking for political donations

Mercury News
June 21, 2008
Many couples who plan to marry are asking for donations in support of marriage equality instead of registering for gifts at department stores. (Link)

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Granddaughter of César Chávez to visit Cathedral City and speak about marriage equality

Desert Sun
June 21, 2008
César Chávez championed the rights of the poor and oppressed. And if the iconic farmworker leader were alive today, he'd advocate for gay civil rights, says his granddaughter, Christine Chávez who will visit Cathedral City, CA to talk about marriage equality. (Link)

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