Snapshots show California embraces marriage equality

The Detroit News
June 23, 2008
Deb Price discusses the reaction to marriages in California: "Oddly, the most exciting thing about the delightful first wave of gay weddings across California was how much the nation took it in stride." (Link)

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View of marriage equality changes when it’s personal

Grand Rapids Press
June 21, 2008
Charles Honey discusses how his views changed about marriage equality when the issue became personal: "When you're the parent of a gay child, the difference is between deciding how you feel about this in your head, and knowing what you feel in your heart." (Link)

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Marriage Equality Is Good for America

Wall Street Journal
June 21, 2008
Jonathan Rauch discusses what its like to grow up thinking you are not allowed to marry the one you love and notes, "America needs more marriages, not fewer, and the best way to encourage marriage is to encourage marriage, which is what society does by bringing gay couples inside the tent." (Link)

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Rothman sees a rainbow

The Bergen Record
June 20, 2008
Alfred Doblin profiles New Jersey Congressman Steve Rothman's move to support marriage equality noting, "Rothman is embracing a brave, new lavender world because like any parent, he wants his children to live happy, productive lives." (Link)

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OP-ED: Facts Show That Same-Sex Couples Are Fine Parents

Sacramento Bee
June 19, 2008
Stanford sociology professor Michael J. Rosenfeld says Census data shows "children raised by same-sex couples are just as likely...to make normal progress through elementary school, given the same levels of parental education and income." [Link]

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Editorial: Today belongs to couple, married at last after 50 years

Mercury News
June 17, 2008
The Mercury News editorial board congratulates committed same-sex couples who are marrying in California, and hopes weddings "will offer a human face to the polemics, and, we hope, persuade voters not to use the ballot box to deny them joy and respect." (Link)

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Our opinion: Time right for marriage equality

The Desert Sun
June 17, 2008
After previously saying the state was not ready for marriage equality, the Desert Sun editorial staff opines, "We believe the time has come to allow - and accept - same-sex marriages. We also urge California to remain a strong leader in this movement." (Link)

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Rite of civil rights

San Francisco Chronicle
June 17, 2008

The SF Chronicle editorial staff opines, "On Monday, the marriage of 87-year-old Del Martin and 84-year-old Phyllis Lyon was a legally sanctioned affirmation of a fundamental civil right," and points out the need to protect marriage in California and keep working across the country for equality. (Link)

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The right to love

Los Angeles Times
June 17, 2008
The LA Times editorial staff notes same-sex unions do not diminish the bonds of marriage, they uphold them. (Link)

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Happiness is not just for heterosexuals

Los Angeles Times
June 16, 2008
George Skelton discusses how he came to support the freedom to marry.
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