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Calif prepares for busy week of marriages

Washington Post
June 16, 2008
Volunteers across the state of California line up to assist in performing marriages this week as the state ends the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. (Link)

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The end is near!

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
June 15, 2008
Massachusetts permitted gay couples to marry and now lies in ruin; California is next, warns Walter G. Meyer [Link]

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Lesbian pioneer activists see wish fulfilled

San Francisco Chronicle
June 16, 2008
Lesbian rights pioneers Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, together for more than half a century, will get married in San Francisco City Hall this evening. (Link)

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California weddings one more step on long road

San Francisco Chronicle
June 16, 2008
As public opinion in support of marriage continues to increase in California and nationwide, the freedom to marry will be threatened by an anti-marriage initiative in the November 2008 election in California. (Link)

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Constitutional Amendment to Ban Gay and Lesbian Couples’ Marriages in Puerto Rico Fails

The Plainsman Politico
June 16, 2008
Puerto Rico's house of representatives has denied a measure to toughen a ban against same-sex couples' marriages. [Link]

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Judge sees equal rights coming

San Francisco Chronicle
June 15, 2008
California Chief Justice Ronald George says it won't be long before most Californians accept equal rights for gays and lesbians as a matter of course. [Link]

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Quote of the Week

"Today is a historic and deeply personal moment as we witness gay and lesbian couples marrying across California. Many of us have worked so hard, sharing our stories with anyone and everyone about why marriage matters, making every moment a marriage equality moment."


Molly McKay, Marriage Equality USA (MEUSA) Media Director

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A Toast To The Newlyweds in California, And A Vow To Protect Their Marriages

As the clock strikes 5pm on the west coast today, Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin will be married in San Francisco's City Hall. Together for more than half a century, Phyllis and Del are civil rights pioneers who have spent their lives together working for fairness and equality, and they will be the first same-sex couple to receive a marriage license from the state of California.
California is now the second state to provide fairness for all families, and as with all civil rights achievements, the freedom to marry in California must be protected. While we witness this historic moment, remember that the most important action to take is to talk to friends and family members, neighbors and coworkers, about why this moment is so important for families in California and across our country.

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The State-by-State Marriage Race? (Second of Two Parts)

EDGE Boston
June 12, 2008
Wolfson says that as more people see same sex couples marrying and as they realize that no one losing out as a result, the movement towards marriage equality will gain generational momentum. [Link]

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The Marriage Race: Which State Will Be Next? Part 1

EDGE Boston
June 5, 2008
"The California ruling is of enormous importance both because it is so powerful and solid coming from a careful, cautious and highly respected court," said Evan Wolfson. "The influence that will that this decision will have in helping Americans to see families helped and no one hurt couldn’t be bigger," he said. [Link]

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