Editorial: the politics of Prop 8

As a Los Angeles Times editorial points out: "The gay rights movement has a lot of work to do before it can prevail over the ban on the freedom to marry in California -- more than can be accomplished in a matter of months."

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Lambda Legal Calls for More Education and Time to Restore Marriage Equality in California

Lambda Legal
December 1, 2009
Lambda Legal today called for more outreach, education, research and time to change hearts and minds before returning to the ballot to reopen marriage to gay and lesbian couples in California. The national LGBT legal advocacy group believes putting a measure to restore marriage equality for same-sex couples to a vote in 2012 is the strongest strategy. [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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In NH and Iowa, marriage equality has political angle

Associated Press
June 4, 2009
Iowa and New Hampshire traditionally offer presidential candidates vastly different political landscapes when they seek their party nominations. Yet ending the exclusion of gay couples from getting married, as both states have now done, is unlikely to have much impact in 2012 because of party dynamics and the different emphasis voters place on social issues. [Link]

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