Belief in God, parenthood prompt gay partners to make commitment

EurekAlert!
July 30, 2008
Which gay and lesbian couples are more likely to legalize their relationship and hold a commitment ceremony? Those with children and strong religious beliefs, says a new University of Illinois study. [Link]

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Adoption ban falls short of signatures

Arkansas News Bureau
July 24, 2008
The Family Council Action Committee fell about 4,000 valid signatures short but will have another 30 days to make up the difference. [Link]

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McCain assailed for opposing adoptions by gays

Washington Post
July 15, 2008
Advocates for gay and lesbian parents are denouncing Sen. John McCain, an adoptive father himself, for opposing adoptions by gays, which prompted his presidential campaign to clarify Tuesday that he does not seek a federal ban on the practice. (Link)

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Census Bureau to Married Gay and Lesbian Couples: You Don’t Count

Firedoglake
July 13, 2008
Blogger Teddy Partridge discusses the U.S. Census Bureau's decision to leave out families of gay and lesbian couples in the census and what the experts are saying about this decision. (Link)

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AP News Analysis: Social issues fail signature ct.

Associated Press
July 12, 2008
An anti-family campaign in Arkansas which is trying to gather enough signatures to ban adoption by gay and lesbian couples is failing as a result of the public's opposition to discrimination. (Link)

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FAMILY FINANCE: Marriage equality a financial boost

Newsday
July 13, 2008
In response to a reader's question, the details of how marriage equality protects families financially is discussed. (Link)

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Cooking the Family Numbers in the 2010 US Census

Leonard Link
July 13, 2008
The blog discusses the U.S. Census Bureau's decision to not count marriages of same-sex couples, the problems this will cause, and the simple argument that, "a marriage is a marriage, and should be counted as such." (Link)

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U.S. Census Bureau won’t count marriages by gay and lesbian couples

Mercury News
July 12, 2008
The U.S. Census Bureau, reacting to the federal Defense of Marriage Act and other mandates, plans to edit the 2010 census responses of same-sex couples who marry legally in California, Massachusetts or any other state. They will be reported as "unmarried partners," rather than married spouses, in census tabulations. (Link)

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Justice for Gays

Washington Post
July 5, 2008
The editorial staff praises the Bush administration's recent ruling that children of gay and lesbian couples can receive their Social Security benefits. (Link)

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What if they take it all away?

California Ripple Effect
July 2, 2008
A blogger for the CA Ripple Effect discusses the importance of people witnessing gay and lesbian couples marrying in California, noting that people become more accepting of equality when given examples that marriage equality helps families and hurts no one. (Link)

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