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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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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CA: Commentary—It’s Becoming Predictable Every Election Season

The California Majority Report
April 8, 2008
California Assemblymember Lloyd Levine writes in support of the Decline to Sign campaign fighting to keep the anti-marriage initiative off the ballot. [Link]

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OPINION: State Supreme Court weighs marriage question

Sacramento Bee
March 6, 2008
Daniel Weintraub discusses the arguments made during the California Supreme Court’s hearing on marriage, noting the judges’ comments and questions, and the absurdity of the opposition’s statements. [Link]

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COLUMN: Do Southern Baptists really support ‘Biblical’ marriage?

Ethics Daily
June 19, 2007
Before marriage was elevated to a sacrament during the Council of Trent (1563), it was not regarded as sacred. The ideas that marriage must be licensed by the state or sanctioned by the church are modern innovations that go beyond the biblical tradition. Our modern definition of the traditional marriage based on love, trust, vulnerability and commitment is neither traditional nor biblical. In fact, what we call the traditional marriage is quite a modern invention (since about the 17th century). [Link]

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OPINION: Must gay people wait for our ‘comfort’?

OpEd News
December 30, 2006
There is nothing that the GLBT community can do to appease its opponents except, perhaps, disappear. But in one of the exit polls in the 2004 presidential election that got the least attention, 60 percent of voters favor either marriage equality or civil unions. The younger the voters, the more likely they are to favor marriage. To me, that is reason enough to fight for marriage equality instead of civil unions. [link]

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