Paterson backs gay rights

The Buffalo News
June 4, 2008
The editorial staff opines that NY Gov. Paterson's directive to honor marriages moves New York in the right direction. (Link)

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Majority say marriage private choice

USA Today
June 4, 2008
According to a USA Today/Gallup Poll, six in 10 Americans (63%) say the government should not regulate whether gays and lesbians can marry the people they choose. (Link)

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History warns against policies of hate, prejudice and exclusion

The Syracuse Post-Standard
June 4, 2008
In a letter to the editor, a non-gay ally writes, "I believe that it will certainly take time, but that the vast majority of us who think for ourselves and lead reflective lives will not allow the civil rights issue of this era to go unnoticed." [Link]

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CA marriage amendment may backfire on GOP

Los Angeles Times
June 4, 2008
Tim Rutten notes that California Republicans shouldn't be so sure about backing marriage discrimination on the November ballot. (Link)

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Let wedding bells ring

Los Angeles Times
June 4, 2008
The editorial staff opines, "the state Supreme Court should let the marriages go ahead this month as planned. Gays and lesbians have waited plenty long for their rights to be recognized, and those rights should not be held hostage to the convenience of attorneys general across the nation." (Link)

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A Series of Unstoppable Events: The Fight for Marriage Begins Again

Gay Wired
June 4, 2008
Sarah Whitman writes, "Whether you look to the Stonewall Riots or the more recent ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Court rules on Goodridge vs. The Department of Public Health, change cannot be stopped. And like the Brown vs. the Board of Education case, it is about more than marriage rights. It is about human rights. It is about equality on every level." [Link]

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The California Anti-Marriage Initiative - What Does It Mean?

Leonard Link
June 3, 2008
Arthur Leonard writes, "What would the proposed amendment mean, if it were enacted? Most significantly, what impact would it have on the validity of same-sex marriages that were performed prior to its effective date?" [Link]

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Jay Leno Says “I Do” in Support of the Freedom to Marry

E! Online
June 3, 2008
The Tonight Show host decided to make an appearance at a marriage celebration in California in support of the recent Supreme Court decision. [Link]

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In Harlem, the Governor’s Support of Marriage Equality Gets a Mixed Reaction

New York Times
June 2, 2008
Harlem residents express a variety of reactions to Gov. Paterson's support of marriage equality from very negative to very positive. “I have nothing against same-sex marriage, if it makes people happy,” said Lorice Johnson, 70. Other Harlem residents voiced more nuanced views, saying that while they disagreed with "same-sex marriage", they still approved of Mr. Paterson’s leadership. [Link]

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This time, “gay marriage” won’t galvanize voters

Bloomberg News
June 1, 2008

Albert R. Hunt discusses why “gay marriage” will not be a key factor in the 2008 election and notes, “the arguments against gay marriage are eroding.” [Link]

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