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The times I didn’t get married

Los Angeles Times
May 25, 2008
Robin Rauzi discusses what its been like to be excluded from marriage and how she hopes the voters of California will not break her and her partner's hearts by passing a discriminatory initiative in November which would again take their marriage away.
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Teach Your Parents Well: California Public Opinion and the Anti-Marriage Proposition

California Progress Report
May 23, 2008
Frank D. Russo discusses the "unmistakable trend of tolerance by California voters, young and old, to gay couples" and that there is hope of beating the anti-marriage initiative in CA in November especially if younger voters educate their parents. (Link)

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America solidly divided on issue of marriage equality

Tribune Star
May 24, 2008
Thomas L. Steiger discusses the most recent developments around the freedom to marry and notes "status quo for gay rights is likely to move toward greater acceptance and reduction in status discrimination." (Link)

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BLOG: The politics of ‘gay marriage’

The G Spot
May 20, 2008
A young, non-gay woman talks about her changing view on marriage--and the freedom to marry--saying, "It exposes the evil lie on the part of conservatives that being gay is about some debased, sinful lifestyle, and makes it crystal clear that what the whole gay rights debate is really about nothing more than the right to love, and to live in dignity." (Link)

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Ellen questions McCain on his stance on marriage

Ellen
May 22, 2008
John McCain appears on Ellen Degeneres's show, where they discussed the freedom to marry. (Link)

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Why same-sex ruling is not ‘judicial activism’

The San Diego Union-Tribune
May 23, 2008
The “separate but equal” law that led to the California Supreme Court's ruling arose because, instead of just providing marriage itself, the state contorted its laws to create a marriage-like status with a distinctly non-marriage-like name. Think about it. How often do we see legislators clamoring to create new bureaucracies to duplicate existing ones? (Link)

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Sexual orientation and heightened scrutiny in the California marriage decision

The Volokh Conspiracy
May 22, 2008
The court’s equal protection holding will outlast a possible state anti-gay constitutional amendment and will have potential to challenge anti-gay discrimination well beyond the issue of marriage. (Link)

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LA Times poll shows amendment beatable

Los Angeles Times
May 23, 2008
Overall, the proposed amendment was leading 54% to 35% among registered voters. But because ballot measures on controversial topics often lose support during the course of a campaign, strategists typically want to start out well above the 50% support level. (Link)

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Marriage Equality’s Declining Wedge Value

Gay City News
May 22, 2008
The right obviously believes that their views on marriage equality helps Republicans, drawing out McCain-friendly voters in key states. But the trend seems to be turning against the GOP preachers. (Link)

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The California marriage decision and basic civics

Salon.com
May 22, 2008

Glenn Greenwald counters those claiming the CA marriage decision was an inappropriate use of the court's jurisdiction noting its "an attack that relies upon what can only be described as profound ignorance about how our system of government works." (Link)

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