Obama Surge Confounds Marriage Equality

ABC News
October 28, 2008
ABC News claims that expected African American voter turnout in California could influence the outcome of Prop. 8. However, the Calif. NAACP opposes the measure, and rallies both for and against Prop. 8 are being held at historically black churches. [Link]
The freedom to marry matters to the African American community.

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Parental Notification and ‘Gay Marriages’ Two Controversial Propositions

La Prensa San Diego
October 10, 2008
The editorial staff writes, "We believe that if two people are in love and they want to get married, we as a State should not legislate against the happiness of these people. We Urge a No Vote on Prop. 8" (Link)
Learn more about Prop. 8.

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An unnecessary proposal

La Opinion
October 9, 2008
La Opinion's editorial board writes in opposition to California's Prop. 8: "We believe this is an unnecessary initiative that would impose a constitutional restriction on rights now held by a group of Californians whose mutual commitment before the law and society poses no danger whatsoever." (Link)
Learn more about California.

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Black Voters Not to Blame if Proposition 8 Passes

The Bilerico Project
September 22, 2008
"While the possibility that some African-American voters may oppose our fight for equality seems to have caught some white LGBT activists by surprise, it seems that the proponents of marriage discrimination have anticipated this opportunity to capitalize on homophobia among some in the Black and Latino communities." [Link]

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Marriage Ban Is Tied to ‘Obama Factor’?

New York Times
September 20, 2008
Some opponents of Prop. 8 are concerned that socially conservative black voters who support Obama may cast a "yes" vote on the anti-gay marriage amendment in Calif. despite Obama publicly announcing that he does not back the measure. [Link]

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The Hemisphere’s State of Same-Sex Partnership Recognition: Canada Very Much in the Lead

Council on Hemispheric Affairs
July 21, 2008
This overview ends with, "It is imperative that Latin American countries work to end discrimination towards same-sex couples... as part of a more inclusive commitment to democratic rights." [Link]

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Same-sex marriages celebrated

Vida en Valle
June 25, 2008
Assemblymember Kevin de León, the Democrat's assistant majority leader, said he is very pleased with the decision to approve marriage equality, as to do otherwise would violate the basic right of freedom. [Link]

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Granddaughter of César Chávez to visit Cathedral City and speak about marriage equality

Desert Sun
June 21, 2008
César Chávez championed the rights of the poor and oppressed. And if the iconic farmworker leader were alive today, he'd advocate for gay civil rights, says his granddaughter, Christine Chávez who will visit Cathedral City, CA to talk about marriage equality. (Link)

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Constitutional Amendment to Ban Gay and Lesbian Couples’ Marriages in Puerto Rico Fails

The Plainsman Politico
June 16, 2008
Puerto Rico's house of representatives has denied a measure to toughen a ban against same-sex couples' marriages. [Link]

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Uruguay Holds Latin America’s First Wedding for a Same-Sex Couple

Agence France-Presse
April 17, 2008
Uruguay on Thursday became the first nation in Latin America to marry a gay couple, after a law allowing couples living together to formalize their union went into effect at the start of the year. [Link]

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