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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The Federalist Society Online Debate Series - Marriage

The Federalist Society
August 6, 2008
University of Minnesota Law's Dale Carpenter, Colorado Law's Robert Nagel, Northwestern University Law's Andy Koppelman, and the University of Pennsylvania Law's Amy Wax debate whether or not the freedom to marry should be extended to same sex couples. [Link]

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Rove: Gay Nups No Big Deal In 2008

Queerty
August 14, 2008
A blogger notes that Karl Rove, considered the architect of many anti-gay amendments in prior elections, says the issue of marriage equality will not be a deciding factor in the 2008 election. (Link)

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Andrew Sullivan: My Big Fat Straight Wedding

The Atlantic
August 13, 2008
"Ours was not, we realized, a different institution, after all, and we were not different kinds of people. In the doing of it, it was the same as my sister’s wedding and we were the same as my sister and brother-in-law. The strange, bewildering emotions of the moment, the cake and reception, the distracted children and weeping mothers, the morning’s butterflies and the night’s drunkenness: this was not a gay marriage; it was a marriage." [Link]

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