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Opinion: The wrong kind of message

Morning Sun
May 9, 2008

Eric Baerren discusses the misleading campaign of Proposition 2 in Michigan in 2004 which led to the passage of an anti-marriage constitutional amendment that claimed it wouldn’t affect partner benefits, but the Michigan Supreme Court just ruled the amendment indeed outlawed such benefits. (Link)

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Top this: A wedding ceremony on ABC’s ‘Brothers & Sisters’

USA Today
May 8, 2008

ABC’s ‘Brothers & Sisters’ is set to air the first ever union of a same-sex couple on American network TV between series regulars, and executive producer Monica Breen notes, "Kevin deserves a stable relationship in the same way that Kitty, Sarah and all the others deserve it. He will be facing many questions in his life — but now he has someone to share that with." (Link)

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Marriage breakthroughs may be ahead, with luck and hard work

PrideSource
May 8, 2008
According to Evan Wolfson, "In this chicken and egg of silence, we are failing to give our non-gay circles what they need and deserve to rise to the better angels of their nature. We must break that silence and we must do it now." (Link)

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Calif. may be headed for epic marriage battle

Washington Blade
May 8, 2008
Evan Wolfson told the Blade that defeating the referendum in California is the “single most important challenge” facing marriage supporters this year. (Link)

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Lambda Legal’s Safety Scale: Respect for Same-Sex Couples’ Relationships

Lambda Legal
April 2008

Thinking about traveling or moving to another state but wondering if they respect same-sex couples’ relationships? Check this scale to see where each state falls. (pdf Link)

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MI high court says gay partners can’t get health benefits

Associated Press
May 7, 2008

An anti-marriage constitutional amendment prevents governments and universities in Michigan from providing health insurance to the partners of gay workers, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. (Link)

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Ordinary, Like Us

Independent Gay Forum
May 7, 2008

Jennifer Vanasco discusses the “very ordinary” findings of a recently released report which said young gay and lesbian people want to be married and have kids. (Link)

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Michigan ruling stirs advocates in Florida

Miami Herald
May 8, 2008

Opponents of an anti-marriage amendment in Florida point to a Michigan court decision against allowing health benefits for domestic partners as an example of what the proposed amendment in Florida will do to further discrimination and inequality. (Link)

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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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