APA Groups Applaud Calif. Supreme Court’s Decision to Legalize Same-Sex Marriages

Pacific Citizen
May 20, 2008
Proponents say the historic 4-3 decision positively affects thousands of Asian Pacific American families and their children. (Link)

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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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Marriage is not about gender or race, but love and family

San Jose Mercury News
May 20, 2008

Marla Scharf talks about growing up when her parents were prohibited from marrying in numerous states across the nation because they were an interracial couple, and honors the CA Supreme Court upholding the freedom to marry for same-sex couples saying, “I believe that our nation's promise of 'justice and liberty for all' applies to every person in the same way.” (Link)

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Israel recognizes overseas adoption by gay couple, grants child citizenship

April 25, 2008

For the first time, Israel recognizes adoption by gay couple and grants child Israeli citizenship following court’s recommendation. (Link)

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Group Behind Anti-Adoptions Begs For Cash

March 24, 2008
An umbrella group of social conservatives trying to gather enough signatures to force a referendum that could ban couples who are not married from adopting children in Arkansas has launched a desperate appeal for money. [Link]

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The Impact of Minnesota’s Discriminatory Laws Only Is Amplified During Economic Uncertainty -unce

Lavendar Magazine
March 21, 2008
Just about every Minnesota family is feeling the uncertainty of today’s economy. Unemployment rose throughout the state late last year, and home foreclosures in the Twin Cities are at an all-time high. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that Minnesota’s 12-month job growth was the third worst in the country in December. For about one out of five Minnesota households, a sluggish economy just adds to the financial uncertainty they face every day. In an economic downturn, plans for savings and financial stability take on a whole new meaning for the nearly 20 percent of Minnesota households that are led by same-sex couples. [link]

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Tales Told of Unequal Unions

New Haven Independent
March 18, 2008
Bureaucratic confusion and a “single mom” talk turned a glorious moment — the birth of her son — into a trying time for Holly Robinson, who offered her tale to support an effort to fight discrimination against couples in civil unions. [Link]

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Psychoanalysts Support Legal Recognition of Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

Earth Times
March 12, 2008

The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) has issued a position statement supporting the legal recognition of civil marriage for same-sex couples while opposing discrimination against same-sex couples. In recognition that gay and lesbian couples are raising children and possess the same potential and desire for life-long relationships as their heterosexual counterparts, the APsaA seeks to assist in ending the government-sanctioned discrimination against homosexual couples that denies them over 1,000 federal rights and benefits. [Link]
[Read position statement]

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MS lawmakers go after gay adoptive parents

March 7, 2008
A bill in the Mississippi state Senate would bar cohabiting unmarried couples, including gay and lesbian couples, from adopting children. [link]

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God spoke via MA court

Washington Blade
February 29, 2008
The 2003 ruling on marriage equality was a turning point for me in learning to accept my lesbian daughter. [Link]

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