Cynical Republican Strategists

TomPaine.com
May 18, 2006

"The cynical strategists in the Republican Party who cater to the most bigoted
elements of its base may soon face the fact they've arrived in the 21st century
and gay-baiting just doesn't play like it used to."
[Link]

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Cynical Republican Strategists

TomPaine.com
May 18, 2006

"The cynical strategists in the Republican Party who cater to the most bigoted
elements of its base may soon face the fact they've arrived in the 21st century
and gay-baiting just doesn't play like it used to."
[Link]

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Advancing Our Cause

The Bay Area Reporter
May 11, 2006

"I want to emphasize again that we are not saying to couples like this, 'Don't
do anything; just sit and wait' What we are saying is, 'Don't do one thing —
roll the dice in court prematurely.' Rather, do the myriad other things — such
as telling your story, enlisting non-gay allies, building support — that will
actually advance our shared cause and create a climate in which well-timed
litigation will be more likely to succeed"
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Unjust Constitutional Amendments

The Hill
April 12, 2006

"The Constitution was never amended to take away rights from a group of Americans," said Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry, who Wolfson called the amendment a ploy for short-term political gain; he said Republicans would use the amendment as a distraction and an attack point in some races this fall. [Link]

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Basic Fair Treatment

Southern Voice
April 7, 2006
"Most Americans assume they can get married anywhere they choose without
discriminatory or unfair barriers. Unfortunately gay couples still do not have
that basic fair treatment." [Link]

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Mass. Court Limits Marriage Law

Washington Post
March 30, 2006

The legal bedrock of the court's original decision remained intact -- namely, that Massachusetts gay couples have an unfettered right to marriage. [
Link]

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Marriage Equality Moves Forward

TomPaine.com
March 29, 2006

Not only are we seeing the American people moving swiftly (in historical terms) toward marriage equality, but, in fact it turns out that even the third Wolfson considered unreachable on any reasonable timeline are not so adamant. [
Link]

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Activists Meet with Dem Senators

Southern Voice
March 24, 2006

Eight Democratic senators listened to complaints last week from activists that they and their party colleagues have hindered progress on gay rights. Instead of pandering to voters whose support they are unlikely to get, Democrats should make the case for marriage equality in a way that will move the issue forward. [Link]

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Fild Poll: Support for Marriage Equality in CA Continues to Grow

San Francisco Chronicle 
March 22, 2006

Poll shows that opposition to marriage equality is lower than expected (51%), there has been a sharp decline in strong opposition, and the long-term trend towards ending marriage discrimination continues. [Link]

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Marriage Blitz

American Prospect Online
March 10, 2006

The 2004 marriage initiatives and the subsequent Democratic gay-bashing had a salutary effect on LGBT organizations. People had a strategic epiphany that [victory] wasn't going to come in an avalanche, said 
Evan Wolfson, founding director of the national group Freedom to Marry. [Link]

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