OPINION: In CO, Referendum I failed on an emotional level

Denver Post
November 19, 2006
While some may be afraid of appearing manipulative, the truth is we humans enjoy emotions. And the emotions on the pro-Referendum I side are no less powerful, real or honest than those expressed by the opposition. We all, on both sides, feel the same emotions — love of family, respect for traditions, and a shared hope for the future. Gay men and women are not asking to be outside Colorado's values. They are asking to be a part of them. [Link]

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Election 2006 exit polls in AZ show demographics of vote

CNN
November 17, 2006
Election polls in AZ show who voted for Prop 107 and who voted against it. [Link]

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Marriage amendment stirs apolitical folks into activists

The Virginian-Pilot
November 13, 2006
Leaders claim the recent election only strengthened their movement: Statewide, the anti-amendment campaign identified more than 3,000 volunteers and gay-friendly voters to call upon in future legislative battles, said Dyana Mason, executive director of Equality Virginia. [link]

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Gay and lesbian couples optimistic for vote

Denver Post
October 16, 2006
Referendum I would eliminate complex and pricey steps to obtain medical and property rights, and would right wrongs in CO law in several ways, particularly in what some lawyers call "default rules" that determine basic property and decision-making rights. [Link]

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Marriage foe defeated in Florida Republican gubernatorial primary

The Advocate
September 6, 2006
State CFO Tom Gallagher was soundly defeated in his race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination after positioning himself almost exactly the same as President Bush. Gallagher's abandonment of his previously more moderate stances on social issues for far-right positions — including opposing the freedom to marry and equal adoption rights for lesbian and gay couples — was seen as instrumental to his loss. [Link]

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Illinois officials vote to keep anti-gay ban off November ballot

Bgay.com
August 14, 2006
The Illinois Board of Election on Friday upheld a decision not to allow a proposed referendum on marriage for gay and lesbian couples on the ballot in Illinois because the conservative group behind the initiative did not collect enough valid signatures. [Link]

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