CNN: American Morning - Battle Just Begun

glaadvideo
November 17, 2008

Evan Wolfson on the outcry over Prop. 8's passage: "This is not a question of blaming somebody or finding a racial group or an ethnic group or even an age group. It's really about having the conversation that moves people forward." [Link]

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HRC President Urges Peaceful Battle against Prop.8

EDGE Boston
November 13, 2008
Joe Solmonese writes, "Now is the time to be constructive with our hurt and disappointment. This weekend, thousands in all 50 states will take to the streets with one common goal in mind-full equality for all-let us not forget that our cause is one of civil respect rooted in justice and fairness. Marchers will call not only for justice for LGBT families, but for an end to all the oppressions that hold our nation back and give the false impression that our differences are more profound than what we have in common. To locate a Join the Impact rally near you, visit http://jointheimpact.wetpaint.com/." [Link]

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Youth and Adults with LGBTQ Parents Speak OUT against Proposition 8

COLAGE
November 10, 2008
"COLAGE calls on our members and allies to stand up against the scapegoating of voters of color in the passage of Proposition 8 in California... Affirming racism while standing up against homophobia is never productive and lashing out against those who voted for Proposition 8 will not help educate or raise awareness to move our society forward." [Link]

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Please Fight Proposition 8’s Assault On Same-Sex Marriage

Huffington Post
October 29, 2008
Anthony D. Romero, Excecutive Director of ACLU, writes, "The right to be equal citizens and to marry whomever we wish — unimaginable to me when I first came out — is now ours to lose in California unless we stand up for what's right. All of us must fight against what's wrong." [Link]

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Obama Surge Confounds Marriage Equality

ABC News
October 28, 2008
ABC News claims that expected African American voter turnout in California could influence the outcome of Prop. 8. However, the Calif. NAACP opposes the measure, and rallies both for and against Prop. 8 are being held at historically black churches. [Link]
The freedom to marry matters to the African American community.

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The Best Interest of Children: Babets v. Johnston

Mombian.com
October 27, 2008
Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), the New England LGBT legal organization, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a series of podcasts on their landmark cases. The case for October tells the story of Don Babets and David Jean, a gay couple who began fostering two brothers in 1985 through the state’s foster care system. [Link]
Freedom to Marry has a podcast too.

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No on 8 needs $10 million; ‘Our lead is gone’

Bay Area Reporter
October 9, 2008
With the campaign to defeat anti-gay marriage Proposition 8 behind in money and in two recent polls, Equality California Executive Director Geoff Kors declared Tuesday, "We are going to lose this election if we don't raise the money we need to stay on the airwaves." [Link]
Read how to get involved.

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OP-ED: No on Proposition 8 is about a basic right

Monterey County Herald
October 9, 2008
A large number of denominations support equal marriage rights for same-sex couples, but if Proposition 8 passes, clergy could no longer marry same-sex couples even when it is authorized by their churches. Government should not interfere with anyone's exercise of religion. Religious freedom is too valuable to be put to a vote. [Link]
Read more about California.

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Ellen on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

glaadBLOG
October 1, 2008
In case you missed it, Ellen DeGeneres appeared on the September 29th broadcast of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Ellen talked with Leno about her recent wedding. (Longer excerpt than the last one we posted) [Link]

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Opponents erroneously charge NJ panel on same-sex unions is biased

The Star-Ledger
September 26, 2008
The news conference was directed at Steven Goldstein, who also chairs Garden State Equality. "Yes, I'm on the commission, but so is a representative of the Attorney General's Office, which opposed marriage equality in the courts," Goldstein said. "They tell half the story." [Link]

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