Lesbian pioneer activists see wish fulfilled

San Francisco Chronicle
June 16, 2008
Lesbian rights pioneers Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, together for more than half a century, will get married in San Francisco City Hall this evening. (Link)

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The State-by-State Marriage Race? (Second of Two Parts)

EDGE Boston
June 12, 2008
Wolfson says that as more people see same sex couples marrying and as they realize that no one losing out as a result, the movement towards marriage equality will gain generational momentum. [Link]

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The Marriage Race: Which State Will Be Next? Part 1

EDGE Boston
June 5, 2008
"The California ruling is of enormous importance both because it is so powerful and solid coming from a careful, cautious and highly respected court," said Evan Wolfson. "The influence that will that this decision will have in helping Americans to see families helped and no one hurt couldn’t be bigger," he said. [Link]

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Attorneys: CA’s landmark decision

The Desert Sun
June 10, 2008

Shannon Minter, the legal director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and Geoff Kors, Equality California executive director, sat down with The Desert Sun recently to discuss the landmark decision. [Link]

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“No Reason” But “Just Because”

The Republic of T.
June 9, 2008

"I’m all kinds of late on this, I know, but I was struck by this clip from Bill O’Reilly’s show, in which he and a guest can’t come up with a single reason to oppose same-sex marriage." [Link]

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OPINION: Relax, gay couples’ marriages aren’t the end of the world

Santa Maria Times
June 8, 2008
"Because you disapprove of how people choose to pursue happiness does not give you the right to deny them the freedom to do so, as long as they do not cause real, proven harm to you or to others." [Link]

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In Massachusetts, a ‘long journey’ changes judgment on marriage

The Mercury News
June 8, 2008
Mass. residents who once opposed marriage for gay couples explain their change of heart: "You go into the homes of gay couples and you feel the happiness...It was kind of incredible." [Link]

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CA Battle Over Marriage Raises Novel Legal Questions

Washington Post
June 8, 2008
"If the November measure were to pass, we would be entering unprecedented territory," said David B. Cruz, an expert on constitutional law at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. "We have never seen a constitutional amendment like this in California that would take away rights that people had already exercised." [Link]

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Historic Court Ruling Has National Significance

Washington Blade
June 6, 2008
The attorneys general of 10 states banded together to ask the California justices to issue a stay of their decision. Evan Wolfson called the request from the attorneys general an example of “breathtaking hypocrisy.” [Link]

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The justices who changed history

Gay.com
June 4, 2008
Six of the seven California Supreme Court justices whose decision granted couples in that state the freedom to marry were appointed by Republican governors, who lauded their conservative credentials. Gay.com profiles these justices. [Link]

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