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Gay Marriage Costs Him Citizenship

Time Magazine
May 2, 2008

A Frenchman married in Netherlands loses his French citizenship because his spouse is a man. (Link)

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BLOG: Is Maggie Gallagher a Marriage Protector or Obsessively Anti-Gay?

Box Turtle Bulletin
May 2, 2008

With a review of a leading marriage opponent Maggie Gallagher’s work, Timothy Kincaid concludes, “Maggie Gallagher may present herself as an advocate for the protection of marriage. But a closer look reveals her association with an institute only tangentially interested in marriage but instead obsessed with gay people and how to deny them equality.” (Link)

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Same-sex divorce case takes a new turn

Providence Journal
May 1, 2008

Following a state Supreme Court ruling which said a Rhode Island same-sex couple who got married in Massachusetts couldn’t get divorced in Family Court, one of the women is asking if she can get divorced in another state court — Superior Court. (Link)

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Big bucks seen in CA anti-marriage amendment battle

Bay Area Reporter
May 1, 2008

Concerning the pending anti-marriage constitutional amendment in California, pollster Ben Tulchin said, "It's going be a tough campaign, but based on the polling we've done the folks who are against [the anti-marriage amendment] have a very good chance of defeating it in November [but] will need a well-funded campaign ... to tell voters why this thing is so bad." (Link)

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Group pushing anti-gay referendum

Windy City Times
April 30, 2008

An anti-gay group is collecting signatures in Illinois to place a non-binding referendum on the November 2008 ballot against marriage, something they tried and failed to do in 2006. (Link)

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Gay Dems working to re-elect San Diego’s GOP mayor

Washington Blade
May 1, 2008

Gay Democrats are working to re-elect straight Republican San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders who emotionally stood up for marriage equality in late 2007. (Link)

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Australia to remove gay discrimination from 100 laws

Associated Press
April 30, 2008
Australia's new government plans to eliminate discrimination against gay couples in more than 100 laws, but even those in favor said it should go further and end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. (Link)

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Seminary chief: Anti-marriage bill a ‘step back’

Lancaster New Era
April 29, 2008

Riess W. Potterveld, president of Lancaster Theological Seminary, testified in front of the Pennsylvania legislature and said, "Clearly, what is proposed in Senate Bill 1250 is a step backward into language of denial, devaluing, delegitimizing and in its simple wording, in my opinion, conceals a wellspring of toxic and prejudicial feeling." (Link)

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New Yorkers push for marriage bill in legislature

Star Gazette
April 30, 2008

More than 2,000 people gathered at the NY Capitol to urge the legislature to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. (Link)

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Sunday Forum: Marriage in Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 27, 2008

In addressing the Pennsylvania legislature, City Councilman Bruce A. Kraus says we must have the moral courage to stand up for equal rights and vote against the anti-marriage constitutional amendment. (Link)

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