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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Worried About Marriage in California

The Huffington Post
September 19, 2008
The ACLU's Matt Coles says recent polling data showing a small majority opposing Prop. 8 "doesn't tell us that we've completely convinced them," and that he is concerned numbers could shift once campaign ads by supporters of the amendment hit TV. [Link]

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Family Equality Council Launches Get Engaged: Vote No on 8

Family Equality Council Blog
September 17, 2008
Get Engaged: Vote No on 8 reflects Family Equality Council's recognition that families will be greatly affected by the passage of Prop. 8 and families want and need to be involved in efforts to defeat it. (Link)

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