Why marriage ruling is not ‘judicial activism’

San Diego Union Tribune
May 23, 2008
Suzanne B. Goldberg discusses how the CA Supreme Court appropriately acted to uphold the constitution because "“separate but equal” rules violate our nation's commitment to equality for all", noting with concern to domestic partnerships in CA, "How often do we see legislators clamoring to create new bureaucracies to duplicate existing ones?" (Link)

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The End Of The Culture War?

The Nation
May 26, 2008
The Nation notes the actions of the CA legislature, governor, and the recent Supreme Court decision in California which have all supported the freedom to marry and says, "marriage [equality] has become a thoroughly mainstream proposition."
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Why a straight Minnesota couple will be wed in Canada

Star Tribune
May 23, 2008
A straight couple in Minnesota decided to get married in Canada because "if the institution of marriage in our home state isn't for all, it isn't for us." (Link)

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The times I didn’t get married

Los Angeles Times
May 25, 2008
Robin Rauzi discusses what its been like to be excluded from marriage and how she hopes the voters of California will not break her and her partner's hearts by passing a discriminatory initiative in November which would again take their marriage away.
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Teach Your Parents Well: California Public Opinion and the Anti-Marriage Proposition

California Progress Report
May 23, 2008
Frank D. Russo discusses the "unmistakable trend of tolerance by California voters, young and old, to gay couples" and that there is hope of beating the anti-marriage initiative in CA in November especially if younger voters educate their parents. (Link)

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America solidly divided on issue of marriage equality

Tribune Star
May 24, 2008
Thomas L. Steiger discusses the most recent developments around the freedom to marry and notes "status quo for gay rights is likely to move toward greater acceptance and reduction in status discrimination." (Link)

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BLOG: The politics of ‘gay marriage’

The G Spot
May 20, 2008
A young, non-gay woman talks about her changing view on marriage--and the freedom to marry--saying, "It exposes the evil lie on the part of conservatives that being gay is about some debased, sinful lifestyle, and makes it crystal clear that what the whole gay rights debate is really about nothing more than the right to love, and to live in dignity." (Link)

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Ellen questions McCain on his stance on marriage

Ellen
May 22, 2008
John McCain appears on Ellen Degeneres's show, where they discussed the freedom to marry. (Link)

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Why same-sex ruling is not ‘judicial activism’

The San Diego Union-Tribune
May 23, 2008
The “separate but equal” law that led to the California Supreme Court's ruling arose because, instead of just providing marriage itself, the state contorted its laws to create a marriage-like status with a distinctly non-marriage-like name. Think about it. How often do we see legislators clamoring to create new bureaucracies to duplicate existing ones? (Link)

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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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