Opinion: Twisted arguments against equality

The Washington Blade
July 19, 2009
Michael Guest comments that gay rights opponents have mastered the art of perverting America’s founding principles while our civil rights, and those of our families, hang in the balance. [Link]

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NOM Arrives In D.C. To Try and Keep Discriminatory DOMA

On Top Magazine
July 16, 2009
The nation's most vocal opponent of marriage equality has opened an office in the nation's Capitol to fight for the discriminatory so called Defense of Marriage Act or "DOMA." The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has been vociferous in its opposition to the freedom to marry victories this spring in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. The group says it will use its D.C. office to “stop any attempt to repeal” the anti-gay "DOMA" law which blocks marriages of gay couples from being recognized at the federal level. [Link]

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Senator Leahy Supports DOMA Repeal

HRC Back Story
July 16, 2009
Senator Patrick Leahy, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, supports the federal government honoring marriages between same-sex couples. Sen. Leahy: “Well I think now that you have states that are voting for and having marriage equality – Vermont has, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, others, Connecticut – the Defense of Marriage Act is unnecessary, should be repealed.” [Link]

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Video: Sotomayor on Marriage Equality

365 GAY
July 16, 2009
Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, addresses Senate questions on marriage equality.





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Bill Clinton Now Supports Marriage Equality

San Francisco Chronicle
July 14, 2009
Guess who now favors same sex marriage? The godfather of the "Defense of Marriage Act", Bill Clinton. "President Clinton's support for the freedom to marry has evolved over time, and shows the power we each have when we talk about why marriage matters to the people we know and help them rise to fairness," said Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry. [Link]

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OPINION: Making Gay Couples Count

Los Angeles Times
July 11, 2009

The federal Defense of Marriage Act: H.R.3396.ENR: has forced lawyers to jump through legal hoops so this country can obtain a more realistic picture of the diverse families within its borders. And even when the U.S. census count begins in 2010, it won't provide useful information about the marital status of gay and lesbian couples. Nor is it likely even to call them married. [Link]

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Massachusetts Sues Federal Government Over Definition of Marriage

The Associated Press
July 8, 2009
Massachusetts, the first state to legalize marriage equality, sued the U.S. government Wednesday over a federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. The federal Defense of Marriage Act interferes with the right of Massachusetts to define and regulate marriage as it sees fit, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said. [Link]

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Obama needs to move on gay rights

The Daily Nebraskan
July 7, 2009
A New York Times/CBS News poll recently showed that 57 percent of people younger than 40 support marriage equality, compared to only 31 percent of the 40-plus crowd. A whopping 75 percent of all age groups support the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and the ban on homosexuals in the armed forces. Six states have already legalized the freedom to marry. It’s time for the federal government to do the same. [Link]

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Marriage Equality and the 2010 United States Census

Leonard Link
July 6, 2009
Republicans in the Senate have been holding up confirmation of President Obama's highly-qualified appointee to head the agency, Professor Robert M. Groves. In addition, the Bush Administration starved the Census Bureau in its appropriations. State legislatures need to get down to work in time to assure that the next federal elections can be conducted in a timely manner, and that the allocation of electoral votes for the 2012 presidential election properly reflects the country's population. Let's get moving, guys!! [Link]

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NEA Takes Strong Stand on Equality

Tips-Q
July 6, 2009
The National Education Association (NEA), is the nation's largest professional employee organization with over 3.2 million members. At their national conference this weekend, they adopted a strongly worded resolution on sexual equality. Resolutions B-13 (Racism, Sexism, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identification Discrimination) and I-13 (Civil Rights) set forth NEA's opposition to the discriminatory treatment of same-sex couples and its belief that such couples should have the same legal rights and benefits as similarly-situated heterosexual couples. [Link]

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