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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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Rothman sees a rainbow

The Bergen Record
June 20, 2008
Alfred Doblin profiles New Jersey Congressman Steve Rothman's move to support marriage equality noting, "Rothman is embracing a brave, new lavender world because like any parent, he wants his children to live happy, productive lives." (Link)

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With little fanfare, Paterson changes marriage debate

Times Union
June 20, 2008
NY Gov. Paterson's announcement to honor out of state marriages with no gay exception, simply upholding longstanding state law, was done with little fanfare and has resulted with little outspoken opposition in Albany. (Link)

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The Impact of Extending Marriage to Same-Sex Couples on the New Jersey Budget

Williams Institute
June 2008
The Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law released a new research study analyzing the economic gains that marriage equality in New Jersey would bring. (Link)

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Celebrating the right NOT to marry

San Francisco Gay Examiner
June 19, 2008
The freedom to marry is important for two major reasons: first, because so many gay men and women want desperately to marry the people they love. And second, because those of us who choose not to marry are offered a genuine choice in the matter. [Link]

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Some county clerks in CA refuse to perform gay couples’ ceremonies

EDGE Boston
June 19, 2008
Evan Wolfson points out that, "no religious or church official should be compelled to perform any marriage ceremony they do not wish to perform. And I would support their constitutional right not to do that. But we’re talking about government employees here. People who step into a job like that should perform their job without discrimination." [Link]

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Gay couples’ wedding bells could ring up big money for N.J.

Star Ledger
June 19, 2008
New Jersey could boost its economy by more than half a billion dollars over the next three years by promptly honoring the freedom to marry, a California law professor told a state commission yesterday. (Link)

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Marriages an inspiration, not ‘disaster’

Chicago Tribune
June 19, 2008
Eric Zorn discusses how his marriage was not affected by marriage equality in California, and indeed he is honored to share the institution with more loving and committed couples. (Link)

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Married in San Diego—Update!

Pam's House Blend
June 17, 2008
"My partner - now wife - Kristi and I were legally married today in a beautiful outdoor ceremony in downtown San Diego. We will be having a larger ceremony and reception for ourselves and our families in a few months, but we didn't want to wait that long to marry. As two women who have disabilities, having the legal rights of a married couple, including inheritance and medical decision making, are especially important to us. But most of all, we got married for the same reason any other couple marries - because we love each other." [Link]

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