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28% - Is Marriage a Campaign Issue?

Pew Research Center
July 16, 2008
As it did in October 2004, gay marriage ranks lowest in importance among 16 campaign issues for the average U.S. voter; overall, 28% say gay marriage will be very important to their vote, down slightly from 32% in 2004. (Link)

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A 1913 Law Dies to Better Serve Marriage Equality

New York Times
July 16, 2008
On Tuesday, the Massachusetts State Senate voted to repeal a 1913 law that prevents Massachusetts from marrying out-of-state couples if their marriages would not be legal in their home states. (Link)

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McCain assailed for opposing adoptions by gays

Washington Post
July 15, 2008
Advocates for gay and lesbian parents are denouncing Sen. John McCain, an adoptive father himself, for opposing adoptions by gays, which prompted his presidential campaign to clarify Tuesday that he does not seek a federal ban on the practice. (Link)

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Arizona state senator slams opponents over anti-marriage vote

GayPolitics.com
July 15, 2008
Victory Fund's blog interviews Arizona State Senator Paula Aboud about the controversial actions taken by state senators in Arizona to push through a vote on an anti-marriage amendment ballot measure for the November 2008 ballot. (Link)

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Mass. Senate Votes To Let Out-Of-State Gays Marry

The Boston Channel
July 15, 2008
The Massachusetts Senate has voted to repeal a 1913 law used to bar out-of-state gay couples from marrying here. The House is expected to vote this week. [Link]

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Repeal Would Let Out-of-State Gays Marry in Mass.

Mercury news
July 15, 2008
Democratic leaders of the House and Senate and Gov. Deval Patrick support a repeal of a 1913 Mass. law which prevents out-of-state gay couples from marrying; the law could come up to a vote as soon as July 15. [Link]

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A long way since 1913

The Boston Globe
July 15, 2008
"...Repealing the misbegotten 1913 law is the right move, even if it doesn't yield a dime. For the measure only underscores the parallel between interracial marriage and same-sex marriage. By repealing it, the Legislature will send a powerful message: Marriages that once seemed so threatening to so many people can become part of the social fabric over time." [Link]

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The ‘Pro-Family’ Scam

Huffington Post
July 13, 2008
Wayne Besen writes about the hypocrisy of the anti-gay industry, pointing out their focus on passing state amendments to ban marriage for gay couples, but lack of attention to divorce and child abuse. [Link]

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Gay Pair-Bonding, Marriage is Natural

The Huffington Post
July 11, 2008
"Much of the anti-gay-marriage argument rests on two commonly held assumptions: Life-long exclusive mate-bonding for purposes of rearing joint offspring is natural, and homosexuality is unnatural. Both assumptions have little basis in fact." [Link]

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EDITORIAL: No need for antique marriage law

The MetroWest Daily News
July 14, 2008
"The law is no more justified now than in 1913. Former Gov. Mitt Romney's fear that Massachusetts will become 'the Las Vegas of same-sex marriage' is an insult to loving couples who wish to cement their commitment to each other." [Link]

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