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Candidate’s Opposition to Marriage Equality Sparks Outrage

The Advocate
May 13, 2008
Sacramento, CA mayoral candidate Kevin Johnson, a retired NBA player, faced community opposition for his anti-marriage stance, the only candidate to take such a stance in the city's race. (Link)

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Anti-Marriage Amendment Heads To Arizona Senate

365Gay.com
May 12, 2008

An amendment intended to write marriage discrimination into the Arizona state constitution passed the House and moved to the Senate even though the AZ public expressed not wanting to write discrimination into their constitution. (Link)

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NY Republican Assemblywoman Votes for Equality, Constituents Respond with Support

Last year, Representative Teresa R. Sayward, a three-term Republican from NY's North County voted in favor of ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage in New York. Proving fears of support for marriage are unwarranted, she received an "excellent reception" from her constituents who either agreed with her vote or respected her principled stand. Rep. Sayward's actions are an example of the simple courage needed to ensure the freedom to marry throughout our country.

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Coming soon, the mother of all battles

Citizen Crain
May 11, 2008
Get ready for World War-like battle for gay rights that we have no choice but to fight as if our lives depended on it. (Link)

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Benefits ruling stings same-sex couples

Daily Press & Argus
May 12, 2008
Michigan public employees discuss how the recent Michigan ruling to eliminate domestic partner benefits will negatively affect taxpayers. (Link)

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Foes of marriage ban organize in Fort Lauderdale

South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 12, 2008
People gathered to work against an anti-marriage discriminatory amendment in Florida, where one woman, a 59 year old retired teacher from Miami who is a Republican noted that Amendment 2 strips people of their civil rights and she plans "to sell my Republican friends on the issues I'm talking about." (Link)

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Constituents Back a Tough Stand

New York Times
May 12, 2008

Rep. Teresa R. Sayward, a Republican New York Assemblywoman discusses her vote in favor of the freedom to marry and how her largely Republican district rallied around her in support of her stance for equality: “We got an excellent reception.” (Link)

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Mich. court condones misleading ballot tactics

The Detroit News
May 12, 2008

Deb Price discusses the misleading tactics used to pass the Michigan anti-marriage amendment which a Michigan court condoned with a ruling that said the amendment also outlawed domestic partner benefits for couples. (Link)

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Partners, in Pursuit of a Marriage License

New York Times
May 11, 2008

The New York couple who refused to leave Oyster Bay Town Hall at closing time after officials politely rebuffed the couple’s request for a marriage license discuss their act of civil disobedience which was intended to prompt discussion on the marriage equality bill sitting in the NY Senate. (Link)

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The moral compass of Mildred Loving

Washington Blade
May 9, 2008
In honor of Mildred Loving, a defendant in the landmark Loving v. Virginia case which ended race discrimination in marriage, Lane Hudson writes about her courageous support for marriage equality and her belief that “a particular religious belief should not interfere with our government granting that right.” (Link)

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