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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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Marriage Equality Is Good for America

Wall Street Journal
June 21, 2008
Jonathan Rauch discusses what its like to grow up thinking you are not allowed to marry the one you love and notes, "America needs more marriages, not fewer, and the best way to encourage marriage is to encourage marriage, which is what society does by bringing gay couples inside the tent." (Link)

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Mrs. Cowen-Whitman

The Bilerco Project
June 20, 2008
Blogger Sara Whitman talks about what its like to be married, and the importance of the dignity and respect that comes along with marriage. (Link)

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CA Gay rights advocates seek to stop marriage measure

Associated Press
June 21, 2008
Gay rights advocates asked California's highest court Friday to keep off the November ballot a citizens' initiative that would end marriage equality in California. (Link)

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Pew Forum surveys denominations’ views on marriage equality

Los Angeles Times
June 21, 2008
A Pew Forum study finds a wide range of attitudes on marriage for gay and lesbian couples. (Link)

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Rev. Peter Gomes: What Would Jesus Say to Gay Marriage?

FORA.tv
June 22, 2008
View Rev. Peter Gomes talk on what would Jesus say to gay marriage? (Link)

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Maine group drops anti-gay rights push

Boston Globe
June 19, 2008
An initiative campaign to repeal Maine's gay rights law and put in place roadblocks to equal marriage and adoptions is being abandoned, leaders of the campaign said Thursday, for lack of support. (Link)

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