How NY Governor Set His Stance on Gay Rights

New York Times
May 30, 2008

Gov. Paterson first supported marriage equality in 1994 and has had a lifelong desire to support the civil rights struggle of the gay community. (Link)

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Macy’s Joins the Parade for Marriage Equality

Huffington Post
May 30, 2008

Evan Wolfson highlights the Macy’s ad in honor of the freedom to marry in California, the significance of a poll showing majority support for equality and against a discriminatory amendment in California, and a video of Bill O’Reilly’s skepticism about the opposition to marriage equality. (Link)

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Legal groups warn: don’t rush into lawsuits

Bay Windows
May 29, 2008
This month’s marriage decision in California was a watershed moment in the fight for marriage equality, and LGBT advocates are working to ensure that members of the community do not jeopardize that win with ill-timed lawsuits. (Link)

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Marriage equality gaining ground

Los Angeles Times
May 30, 2008
"As other businesses follow the lead of Macy's and acknowledge that marriage... is not just good politics but also good commerce, the battle will be over. Equality has a way of winning." (Link)

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Macy’s Ad Supports Marriage Equality

Los Angeles Times
May 29, 2008
Macy's ran a full page ad supporting marriage equality that reads, "First comes love. Then comes marriage. And now it's a milestone every couple in California can celebrate." (Link)

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Colbert grills ‘pro-family’ pundit over anti-gay stance

The Colbert Report via PageOneQ
May 27, 2008
A satirical Stephen Colbert sat down with Family Research Council president Tony Perkins to discuss the California Supreme Court ruling. (Link)

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The Libertarian Argument for Marriage Equality

The Atlantic
May 28, 2008
The ideal libertarian solution would be to have the government get out of the 'marriage' business altogether; to have government enforce civil contracts, and to have religions perform their religious ceremonies, if and how they choose to do so. (Link)

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Nordic Myths

Box Turtle Bulletin
May 28, 2008
If there were a cause and effect between Norway’s birth rate outside of marriage and providing civil unions for same-sex couples, the data suggests that civil unions actually had a dramatic affect in slowing the rate of births outside of marriage. (Link)

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Public employees shouldn’t be allowed to opt out of performing weddings for gay couples

Los Angeles Times
May 28, 2008
The LA Times editorial staff discuss the possibility of California officials being excused from performing marriages for gay couples: "If they can't handle their jobs, they're free to apply for new ones..." (Link)

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Bill O’Reilly Runs Out Of Reasons to Oppose Marriage Equality

The Brad Blog
May 28, 2008
Bill O'Reilly asked Family Law Attorney Don Schweitzer for some reasons why marriage equality is not good for the state of California. For all practical purposes, he couldn't come up with any. (Link)

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