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Legislative committees hear testimony on marriage bills

Providence Journal
May 8, 2008

For the 10th year running, the executive director of Marriage Equality RI, Jenn Steinfeld, testified in support of ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. (Link)

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How Do You Stop an Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment?

The Stranger
May 7, 2008

Dan Savage writes, "By asking straight people to sacrifice something to protect the sacred sanctity of the institution of marriage." (Link)

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Mildred Loving, a pivotal figure in civil rights history, is remembered

Washington Blade
May 6, 2008
Said Evan Wolfson, "The defenders of the discriminatory laws invoked the Bible, invoked their own view of morality and made similar kinds of claims about the disastrous consequences if interracial couples were treated the same." (Link)

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After the primaries: LGBTs split in Indiana and North Carolina

Windy City Times
May 7, 2008

In response to a question about the discriminatory DOMA from six LGBT publications in Indiana, Barack Obama said DOMA is a well-settle law. Evan Wolfson pointed out that, "No, it is an open question as yet unresolved by the U.S. Supreme Court." (Link)

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Court Decision Is Victory For Marriage Backers

New York Sun
May 7, 2008
Marriage equality advocates have won a partial victory in New York, as the state's highest court has left in place a lower court ruling that recognized a lesbian couple as being married. (Link)

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R.I. lawmakers to hear testimony on marriage, divorce

The Boston Globe
May 7, 2008

Rhode Island House lawmakers plan to debate bills concerning the recognition of out-of-state marriages in Rhode Island courts. (Link)

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Plan against marriage fails

State Journal Register
May 6, 2008

An anti-marriage group failed to qualify a discriminatory advisory referendum for the Illinois November ballot. (Link)

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County at crossroads over benefits lawsuit

Democrat and Chronicle
May 7, 2008

New York state's highest court refused to hear an appeal for a case in which a lower appellate court ruled in favor of recognizing an out-of-state marriage by a same-sex couple. (Link)

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Anti-gay marriage ban likely dead in PA Senate

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 7, 2008

Faced with staunch opposition in the House, Pennsylvania Senators who sponsored anti-marriage legislation asked to table the bill indefinitely. (Link)

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EDITORIAL: On gay rights, it’s good to be out of step

Baltimore Sun
May 4, 2008
The Rev. James Lawson is an icon of the civil rights movement; it was he who invited the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis to support the striking sanitation workers. He is also an advocate for marriage equality. (Link)

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