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Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds ...

The Huffington Post
May 21, 2008

Deepak Chopra compares American views on marriage for gay couples to a Shakespearean sonnet that asserts love's immortality and ability to evolve with the times. (Link)

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The court got it right

USA Today
May 22, 2008
Evan Wolfson writes, "Last week, the highest court in our nation's biggest state got it right: Excluding loving committed couples from marriage harms them and their families and helps no one. Exclusion also violates the constitution's command of equality for all. American values of fairness and inclusion really do matter and apply to gay and non-gay people alike." (Link)

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OPINION: In NC, dare we hope?

The News & Observer
May 20, 2008
Steven Petrow, past president of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, writes "For so many of us who have known that sexual orientation has no bearing on our ability to have -- or not have -- loving partnerships and families, it's one thing for it to be self-evident and quite another to read it in a Supreme Court opinion from the nation's most populous state." (Link)

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Gay equality won’t be won by gays alone

American Chronicle
May 20, 2008
Steve Shives writes a call-to-arms for non-gay allies, saying, "The only thing propping up that bigotry is people like us, too embarrassed to fight it." (Link)

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Schwarzenegger says marriage equality good for economy

Sacramento Bee
May 21, 2008
The Republican governor said Tuesday in San Francisco he hopes gay couples come to California for wedded bliss. (Link)

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SLDN Urges Caution to Service Members Seeking Marriage

Servicememebers Legal Defense Network
May 21, 2008
“Before my husband and I decided marry in Massachusetts, I had to sit down and ask myself which is more important, love and marriage or my career in the U.S. Army,” said retired Army Staff Sergeant Jeffrey Schmalz. “... [It's] a choice that no American patriot should ever have to make.” (Link)

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Good News All Around

The New Republic
May 20, 2008

E.J. Graff talks about why Democrats are wrong to fear the political fallout from the California gay marriage ruling. (Link)

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In Massachusetts, a test run for marriage equality

Los Angeles Times
May 17, 2008

As California becomes the second state to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage, Massachusetts residents and lawmakers talk about the benefits of living in a state which upholds the freedom to marry, “a positive case study” for California. (Link)

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EDITORIAL: Untying the Not

Baltimore Sun
May 18, 2008

The Baltimore Sun backs the California marriage ruling and points out that the Maryland court's decision should have done the same, but it didn’t, and now the legislature should step in. (Link)

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Marriage is not about gender or race, but love and family

San Jose Mercury News
May 20, 2008

Marla Scharf talks about growing up when her parents were prohibited from marrying in numerous states across the nation because they were an interracial couple, and honors the CA Supreme Court upholding the freedom to marry for same-sex couples saying, “I believe that our nation's promise of 'justice and liberty for all' applies to every person in the same way.” (Link)

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