Schwarzenegger tells backers of marriage equality: Don’t give up

Los Angeles Times
November 10, 2008
The governor expresses hope that Proposition 8 would be overturned as protesters continued to march across California. (Link)
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Why Religious Conservatives Should Support Gay Marriage

BeyondChron
October 28, 2008
"You are being presented with the opportunity to ease the heavy burden of social stigma placed upon the shoulders of the gay community. You are being presented with an opportunity to extend, rather than hoard your values – just as Jesus and Paul extended the reach of the Hebrew God beyond the Jews and into the Gentile community. Voting No on Proposition 8 is a demonstration that you love your gay neighbor as yourself." [Link]
Marriage matters to conservatives.

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Ending Marriage Discrimination in California

Reason.com
October 24, 2008
Tom Campbell writes about why Republicans should vote no on Prop. 8: "Gay couples are asking for a chance to play by the rules. We can give them that chance. For those of us who are proud of our party's and our state's reputation for fairness and against discrimination, our choice is very clear: No on Proposition 8." (Link)

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Ex-Folsom mayor signals disapproval of Prop. 8

Sacramento Bee
October 24, 2008
Glenn Fait, the former Republican mayor and city councilman of Folsom, did something he never imagined five years ago. He took out an ad in the local paper to promote 'No on 8'. (Link)

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No value changes required to vote no

St. Petersburg Times
October 19, 2008
Harold Troxler, a Times columnist, writes, "I'm not telling anybody how to run their church, or that they have to change their beliefs. I'm just saying, let's have the same secular rights for everybody." [Link]
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EDITORIAL: Intrusion into marriage should be even-handed

Orange County Register
October 1, 2008
The Orange County Register, with the state's second-largest conservative/libertarian-leaning editorial board, came out against Prop 8 saying, "Allowing same-sex couples to share in this right does not denigrate or degrade the marriages of the vast majority of people who enter into the traditional man-woman form of marriage. It strikes us as simple fairness." [Link]

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Dino Rossi, WA GOP candidate says he’d veto a marriage equality bill if elected governor

SeaQwa.com
September 23, 2008
In an interview with the Seattle Times last week, the Republican candidate for governor said he would veto a bill authorizing marriage equality in the state. (Link)

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Albany G.O.P. Leader Is Guest of Gay Group

New York Times
September 16, 2008
Among varying views of NY state Republican representatives at a Log Cabin Republican event, several assembly members voiced their continued support of marriage equality: “You can’t do it halfway,” said Assemblyman Joel M. Miller, a Poughkeepsie Republican, adding, “Gay marriage is absolutely right in America and everywhere else, and I’m proud to stand for it.” (Link)

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Gay Republicans: GOP on ‘wrong side of history’

CNN.com
September 3, 2008
A group of gay and lesbian Republicans has traveled to the site of the GOP convention this week to help convince its party that it is time to stop being on the "wrong side" of the marriage equality issue. (Link)

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Those “radical” Republicans

The Volokh Conspiracy
September 1, 2008
This morning's New York Times has the fascinating results of a poll of the views of Republican National Convention delegates on a variety of issues. The poll reveals that 49% of the GOP delegates support either gay marriage (6%) or civil unions (43%). (Link)

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