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Our opinion: Time right for marriage equality

The Desert Sun
June 17, 2008
After previously saying the state was not ready for marriage equality, the Desert Sun editorial staff opines, "We believe the time has come to allow - and accept - same-sex marriages. We also urge California to remain a strong leader in this movement." (Link)

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Rite of civil rights

San Francisco Chronicle
June 17, 2008

The SF Chronicle editorial staff opines, "On Monday, the marriage of 87-year-old Del Martin and 84-year-old Phyllis Lyon was a legally sanctioned affirmation of a fundamental civil right," and points out the need to protect marriage in California and keep working across the country for equality. (Link)

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Opponents of gay-rights laws abandon repeal effort

The Oregonian
June 17, 2008
In Oregon, opponents of two gay-rights laws say they won't be able to get anti-gay repeal initiatives on the state's November ballot because they could not collect enough signatures. (Link)

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Vignettes from California’s weddings of same-sex couples

Associated Press
June 17, 2008
The AP profiles couples marrying in California after the state ends the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage.
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Gay couples in California get marriage licenses

MSNBC
June 17, 2008
Dozens of gay couples were married Monday after a landmark ruling making California the second U.S. state to honor the freedom to marry went into effect.
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The right to love

Los Angeles Times
June 17, 2008
The LA Times editorial staff notes same-sex unions do not diminish the bonds of marriage, they uphold them. (Link)

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Wave of weddings for Bay Area same-sex couples

San Francisco Chronicle
June 17, 2008
Uttering the two simple words "I do," dozens of same-sex couples were wed in the Bay Area on Monday evening as California became the second state in the nation to grant marriage to gay and lesbian couples. [Link]

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Stance on Marriage Brings Surprises for Paterson

New York Times
June 16, 2008
Gov. David A. Paterson has unexpectedly discovered that some of the people who are most grateful to him for issuing the order to state agencies to honor marriages of same-sex couple sare, in fact, parents with a gay son or a lesbian daughter. [Link]

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It’s the same old story when breaking marriage barriers

Los Angeles Times
June 17, 2008
"Toshiko Wilkinson isn't claiming any special wisdom. She's not looking for a soapbox. She's merely agreed to my request to talk about her marriage, since it began amid a swirl of societal and family doubts that sound vaguely familiar to those in the wind today as same-sex marriage goes on the books in California." [Link]

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Governor’s Acceptance of Gay Daughter Sends Message of Tolerance

AlterNet
June 16, 2008
It is important that other prominent African-American politicians follow Governor Deval Patrick's lead and vocally support gay rights. [Link]

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