Candidate’s Opposition to Marriage Equality Sparks Outrage

The Advocate
May 13, 2008
Sacramento, CA mayoral candidate Kevin Johnson, a retired NBA player, faced community opposition for his anti-marriage stance, the only candidate to take such a stance in the city's race. (Link)

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Constituents Back a Tough Stand

New York Times
May 12, 2008

Rep. Teresa R. Sayward, a Republican New York Assemblywoman discusses her vote in favor of the freedom to marry and how her largely Republican district rallied around her in support of her stance for equality: “We got an excellent reception.” (Link)

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Marriage breakthroughs may be ahead, with luck and hard work

PrideSource
May 8, 2008
According to Evan Wolfson, "In this chicken and egg of silence, we are failing to give our non-gay circles what they need and deserve to rise to the better angels of their nature. We must break that silence and we must do it now." (Link)

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Calif. may be headed for epic marriage battle

Washington Blade
May 8, 2008
Evan Wolfson told the Blade that defeating the referendum in California is the “single most important challenge” facing marriage supporters this year. (Link)

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After the primaries: LGBTs split in Indiana and North Carolina

Windy City Times
May 7, 2008

In response to a question about the discriminatory DOMA from six LGBT publications in Indiana, Barack Obama said DOMA is a well-settle law. Evan Wolfson pointed out that, "No, it is an open question as yet unresolved by the U.S. Supreme Court." (Link)

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Plan against marriage fails

State Journal Register
May 6, 2008

An anti-marriage group failed to qualify a discriminatory advisory referendum for the Illinois November ballot. (Link)

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McCain’s Catholic Committee Full Of Controversial Figures

Huffington Post
May 5, 2008

Sam Stein of Huffington Post profiles McCain’s Catholic Committee and quotes Evan Wolfson: "Their role has been to try to give the veneer of scholarship and objectivity onto what is really an attack effort to cement discrimination against gay couples into the law." (Link)

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Gay Dems working to re-elect San Diego’s GOP mayor

Washington Blade
May 1, 2008

Gay Democrats are working to re-elect straight Republican San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders who emotionally stood up for marriage equality in late 2007. (Link)

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Think Evangelicals Vote in Lockstep? Meet the Routhe Family

Campaigns & Elections
April 1, 2008
Shifting demographics are affecting the views and votes of evangelical Christian voters, moving some to adopt more nuanced views of issues, including marriage equality. Peter Ilyan, who describes himself as a Christian environmental evangelist says, "So now when James Dobson says it's only gay marriage and abortion we should care about? One of our jokes is that gay married couples have the fewest abortions of anybody." [Link]

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High schooler spars with Rove over so-called “gay marriage”

Think Progress
February 12, 2008
During his controversial speech at New England prep school Choate Rosemary Hall yesterday, former Bush adviser Karl Rove was challenged by a student “to explain how giving gay people the right to marry would endanger other people.” Rove dodged answering her at first, saying that the issue “should be resolved by a legislature or a referendum, not a court.” But the student, Choate senior Marla Spivak, continued to press him. [Link]

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