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Debating Discrimination

Taking Sides: Debating Discrimination
Freedom to Marry Communications Director Samiya Bashir
October 12, 2006


On the eve of Gubernatorial Candidate Elliot Spitzer's outspoken embrace of equal marriage rights for same-sex couples, a leading architect of modern marriage movement squares off against one of President Bush's favorite right wing writer.
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Typical Rights Struggle

U.S. Supreme Court won't see marriage case at this time
Bay Area Reporter
October 12, 2006


"The typical pattern of civil rights advances in America is that national resolution comes after a period of patchwork in which states proceed at different speeds toward equality," said Evan Wolfson, following the news that the Supreme Court rejected the Smelt case.
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Children of lesbian and gay parents speak out about the freedom to marry

Freedom to Marry
October 11, 2006
With National Coming Out Day upon us, COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere) and Freedom to Marry are working together to ensure that the voices of these young people who are being directly harmed by discrimination in marriage are heard. [Link]

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Tempe police, firefighter groups oppose anti-gay proposition

The Business Journal of Phoenix
October 11, 2006
The Tempe Officers Association and Tempe Firefighters Association have taken a stand against AZ's Proposition 107. The ballot question would prohibit gay & lesbian couples from marriage and bar governments from offering benefits and health insurance to unmarried couples both gay and non-gay. [Link]

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PODCAST: Evan Wolfson Addresses Kentucky

PODCAST: Evan Wolfson addresses Kentucky Fairness Alliance, rebounding after constitutional amendment vote
Kentucky Fairness Alliance
October 10, 2006


Speaking in Lexington, KY, Evan urges the 700+ non-gay and gay attendees not to "let the constitutional amendment be the last word," but rather, lay out a vision for how to move forward and win marriage equality for the thousands of Kentucky same-sex couples and their kids that the "reachable middle" has only begun to get to know.
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OPINION: ‘Family values’ for all of us

The Washington Post
October 7, 2006
Marriage equality is not the greatest threat to the heterosexual family. Misbehavior and irresponsibility by married heterosexuals do far more damage to families and children. Liberals should be unafraid to embrace the language of personal responsibility. In my experience, there's not a dime's worth of difference between my morally conservative friends and neighbors and me in our attitudes toward the obligations of parenthood. [Link]

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Law school hosts marriage debate

The Cavalier Daily
October 6, 2006


Del. Robert Marshall, R-Manassas, and Evan Wolfson debated the issue of marriage equality, and more specifically the Marshall-Newman Amendment concerning same-sex marriage co-sponsored by Marshall. "I thought Wolfson did a better job with orating in the realm of the concrete," second-year College student Carianne King said. "Marshall really had trouble with coming up with stable examples and arguments."
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On The California Decision

Marriage activists look to state Supreme Court
San Francisco Chronicle
October 6, 2006


Leaders and members of the lesbian and gay community said Thursday's ruling upholding California's ruling denying lesbian and gay couples the rights and responsibilities of marriage was a minor setback. "I think we win some and we lose some; there are good passages and bad passages," said Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry. "We've said all along that this struggle to end discrimination is going to be a patchwork in which we see some states move faster than others."
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OPINION: Lesbian and gay marriages can reflect God’s covenant with creation

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 4, 2006
"It's love that makes a family. I witnessed the power of this love firsthand as a child when my uncle and his partner would visit from California. It wasn't until the 1990s that I learned my uncle had twice been sent to a sanitarium in his youth to be 'cured' of his homosexuality. When my uncle became bedridden for nearly a decade in his 80s after a series of strokes, his partner was at his bedside caring for him every day. The bond of their commitment is what marriage embodies and honors." [link]

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ID businesses join marriage equality movement

Boise Weekly
October 4, 2006
"We could not stand idly by without taking a stand on this amendment," said Michael Byron, president of the Idaho Inclusiveness Coalition, in a prepared statement concerning the Idaho initiative to write marriage discrimination into the state constitution. "As an organization, we are charged with developing and implementing strategies for creating inclusive communities in Idaho. And as businesspeople, we are concerned about the effect passage of HJR2 would likely have on the business climate of our state. Opposing this amendment is the only logical choice for us." [Link]

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