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]
Read more about Florida.

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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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Website Features Republicans Against CA Anti-Gay Amendment

On Top Magazine
September 1, 2008
A new Log Cabin Republicans website aims to highlight Republicans who are against Proposition 8 – California's constitutional amendment which would once again ban marriage for same-sex couples in the State. (Link)

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Conservatives grow wary of mixing church, politics

Yahoo! News
August 21, 2008
Social conservatives are growing more wary of church involvement in politics, joining moderates and liberals in their unease about blurring the lines between pulpit and ballot box, a new study found. Among people who said marriage was a very important issue, the number saying houses of worship should keep out of politics doubled, from 25 percent to 50 percent. [Link]

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