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Opponents of marriage equality stay mostly quiet—for now

Los Angeles Times
June 19, 2008
Jeff Flint, the spokesman and strategist for the campaign to write discrimination into the California Constitution, said his group would not be protesting because it did not want the campaign to be about the weddings taking place this week. [Link]

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COLUMNIST: Cross-border skirmishes

Bay Windows
June 19, 2008
"It is precisely because the fight for marriage equality is so important that we should wage it smartly and responsibly, which means working together. Let’s stop demanding shortcuts and cooperate in the slow and steady work of making real and lasting change." [Link]

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Saying ‘I Do,’ Making History, Planning a Party

New York Times
June 18, 2008
Kim Severson discusses the planning of weddings in California for gay and lesbian couples noting, "Their weddings may be historic, but the stress level and fussing are completely familiar." (Link)

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Hundreds of gay couples enjoy ‘dream come true’ in Calif.

USA Today
June 18, 2008
Couples discuss what it means to be able to marry in California, and leaders point out the need to defeat an anti-marriage initiative on the California 2008 ballot in order to protect marriage equality. (Link)

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Marriage equality begins with a day of hope and hoopla

Los Angeles Times
June 18, 2008
Many couples obtaining licenses have been together for decades and reflect with joy on a moment in history. (Link)

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Sense of Calm as Gay Couples Wed in California

New York Times
June 18, 2008
With a sense of history and a looming battle at the ballot box, hundreds of gay and lesbian couples in California wed on Tuesday, a steady and decidedly confident celebration that was a marked departure from the mad rush here four years ago. (Link)

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Hundreds of same-sex couples wed across California

Associated Press
June 18, 2008
Hundreds of tearful same-sex couples got married across the state Tuesday in what some are calling California's new Summer of Love. (Link)

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From Marriage Equality’s Ground Zero

Time Magazine
June 17, 2008
Same-sex couples began marrying late Monday night in courthouse ceremonies across California, putting triumphantly happy human faces on a debate that is nevertheless far from over. (Link)

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During a Historic Day, Mayor Newsom Reflects

The Advocate
June 17, 2008
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom reflects on the importance of marriage equality as same-sex couples begin to receive marriage licenses in California. (Link)

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DOJ OKs Benefits For Kids Of Same-Sex Couples

365Gay.com
June 18, 2008
Even though the federal Defense of Marriage Act bars Washington from recognizing or providing benefits to same-sex couples their children must be recognized by the Social Security Administration, the Department of Justice has determined. (Link)

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