Sexual orientation and heightened scrutiny in the California marriage decision

The Volokh Conspiracy
May 22, 2008
The court’s equal protection holding will outlast a possible state anti-gay constitutional amendment and will have potential to challenge anti-gay discrimination well beyond the issue of marriage. (Link)

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LA Times poll shows amendment beatable

Los Angeles Times
May 23, 2008
Overall, the proposed amendment was leading 54% to 35% among registered voters. But because ballot measures on controversial topics often lose support during the course of a campaign, strategists typically want to start out well above the 50% support level. (Link)

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Marriage Equality’s Declining Wedge Value

Gay City News
May 22, 2008
The right obviously believes that their views on marriage equality helps Republicans, drawing out McCain-friendly voters in key states. But the trend seems to be turning against the GOP preachers. (Link)

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The California marriage decision and basic civics

Salon.com
May 22, 2008

Glenn Greenwald counters those claiming the CA marriage decision was an inappropriate use of the court's jurisdiction noting its "an attack that relies upon what can only be described as profound ignorance about how our system of government works." (Link)

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Coming to LA to Marry? Here’s What You Need to Know

Bilerco Project
May 22, 2008

Karen Ocamb walks through useful information for those interested in getting married in Los Angeles, California. (Link)

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A Week Later in California, What’s Next?

Huffington Post
May 22, 2008
Evan Wolfson discusses how the CA Supreme Court not only did the right thing, it did its job--upholding the Constitution, and now equality must be defended. (Link)

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The guys next door

The Economist
May 22, 2008
In California, people who vote for a constitutional amendment denying gay and lesbian couples marriage will be voting to defy the wishes of their rather ordinary neighbours. For them, the decision to annul same-sex marriages will be personal, even painful. (Link)

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APA Groups Applaud Calif. Supreme Court’s Decision to Legalize Same-Sex Marriages

Pacific Citizen
May 20, 2008
Proponents say the historic 4-3 decision positively affects thousands of Asian Pacific American families and their children. (Link)

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Lifelong Republican finds himself unlikely hero for gay rights

Mercury News
May 22, 2008
California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George talks about how the California Constitution dictated the decision he wrote to uphold the freedom to marry and as a result, it was right for the court to address this issue. (Link)

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Thinking About California. Maybe Gonna Get Married.

New York Times
May 18, 2008
Kim Severson asks why bother adding another piece of paper to the file, especially with talk of a referendum in California to overturn the court decision? It’s a patchwork application, Evan Wolfson responds, but it is the best we have. “Getting married in California doesn’t solve your day-to-day problems but that’s what civil rights looks like,” he said. (Link)

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