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Survey shatters stereotypes of same-sex duos

Mercury News
May 22, 2008
Loving and committed couples who will marry in California next month are likely to have been together for long periods of time, be raising children, and be from diverse ethnicities, according to census data. (Link)

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HRC Pledges $500,000 to Protect Marriage Equality in California

Advocate
May 22, 2008

The Human Rights Campaign has pledged $500,000 to Equality for All to protect the California court ruling that upheld the freedom to marry from being overturned by an anti-gay constitutional amendment in November. (Link)

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OPINION: A Useful Nudge in California

Washington Post
May 21, 2008
Columnist Harold Meyerson writes that the California Supreme Court decision, which was based on the fact that "all men are created equal," is part of the "essential definition of America." (Link)

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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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