EDITORIAL: No need for antique marriage law

The MetroWest Daily News
July 14, 2008
"The law is no more justified now than in 1913. Former Gov. Mitt Romney's fear that Massachusetts will become 'the Las Vegas of same-sex marriage' is an insult to loving couples who wish to cement their commitment to each other." [Link]

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Why Prop. 8 is a losing proposition

Los Angeles Times
July 12, 2008
Arnold Steinberg, a Republican political strategist and analyst, discusses how the momentum of public opinion now favors equality and that the anti-marriage proposition in California will likely be defeated. (Link)

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EDITORIAL: Marriage is nobody’s business but the couple’s

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
July 10, 2008
Teen council members write, "No matter how orthodox and strict your own ideology may be, you still should not impose it, and the thousands of laws and customs that come with it, upon anyone else." [Link]

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Marriages of gay and lesbian couples still unequal in the eyes of federal government

Mercury News
July 8, 2008
Elizabeth Howton discusses the excitement around marriage equality in California, but points out the need for the federal government to uphold the freedom to marry: "Without nationwide recognition, we will remain in a separate and unequal limbo in several key areas" such as parental rights, immigration, and taxes. (Link)

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Gay marriage: the key to happiness?

Los Angeles Times
July 7, 2008
Gregory Rodriguez writes an op-ed about a study which finds that countries whose people enjoy more freedom tend to be happier, concluding that marriage equality clearly promotes happiness in society. (Link)

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Justice for Gays

Washington Post
July 5, 2008
The editorial staff praises the Bush administration's recent ruling that children of gay and lesbian couples can receive their Social Security benefits. (Link)

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CA North State Voices: Why I support marriage equality

Chico Enterprise Record
July 3, 2008
Susan Tchudi, a Chico resident, retired English professor, and farmer, explains why she performs marriage ceremonies for all committed couples, addressing those who disagree with her support for equality: "to those who object to same-sex marriage. "It's no skin off your nose."" (Link)

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Editorial: How McCain, Obama differ on anti-marriage proposition

Mercury News
July 3, 2008
The editorial staff notes that marriage equality is a civil rights issue and opines that Obama's stance against the anti-marriage initiative in California "makes for a better president."

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COLUMNIST: Same-sex marriages strike blow to prejudice

Fresno Bee
June 23, 2008
"I'm sensing that, just like the state Supreme Court, a majority of Californians are coming to their senses about gay marriage and understand that prejudice is prejudice -- whether we're talking about race, gender, religion or sexual orientation." [Link]

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Editorial: Marriage shouldn’t be government’s concern

Orange County Register
June 22, 2008
The editorial staff writes in favor of the freedom to marry in California and refutes a line of attack: "It is argued that allowing same-sex marriage will infringe on the religious freedom of people who have a religiously based objection to it. It is hard to see the validity." (Link)

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