Who Supports Marriage Equality? ... A Show of Hands

In the wake of the California Supreme Court decision upholding the freedom to marry (for which the court just denied a rehearing or stay) and New York's Gov. Paterson directing state officials to rightfully uphold the state's law to honor out of state marriages by same-sex couples, support for marriage equality is being voiced across our country:

— Polls Nationwide and in California Show Majority Support

Macys Publishes Full-Page Ads Honoring the Freedom to Marry

Jay Leno Says "I Do" in Support of Marriage Equality

Bill O'Reilly & Gov. Schwarzenegger See Defeat for Anti-Gay Advocates in CA

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Dan Savage declares marriage victory in Utah

SLOG
May 29, 2008
A TV station in Utah put a poll up on its website: "Should gay marriages be legalized in Utah?" A majority of the people said "Yes." [Link]

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Macy’s Ad Supports Marriage Equality

Los Angeles Times
May 29, 2008
Macy's ran a full page ad supporting marriage equality that reads, "First comes love. Then comes marriage. And now it's a milestone every couple in California can celebrate." (Link)

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Bill O’Reilly Runs Out Of Reasons to Oppose Marriage Equality

The Brad Blog
May 28, 2008
Bill O'Reilly asked Family Law Attorney Don Schweitzer for some reasons why marriage equality is not good for the state of California. For all practical purposes, he couldn't come up with any. (Link)

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Ellen questions McCain on his stance on marriage

Ellen
May 22, 2008
John McCain appears on Ellen Degeneres's show, where they discussed the freedom to marry. (Link)

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DeGeneres needles McCain on marriage equality

New York Times
May 21, 2008

When asking McCain’s stance on marriage equality, Ellen explains, “We are all the same people, all of us. You're no different than I am. Our love is the same. 'When someone says, 'You can have a contract, and you'll still have insurance, and you'll get all that,' it sounds to me like saying, 'Well, you can sit there, you just can't sit there.'” (Link)

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The Reality in Television

Huffington Post
May 13, 2008

Neil Giuliano discusses the marriage of Kevin and Scotty on ABC's Brothers & Sisters and how the event, though historic, still does not reflect reality for most gay couples who continue to be excluded from the protections, responsibilities, dignity, and respect of marriage. (Link)

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Top this: A wedding ceremony on ABC’s ‘Brothers & Sisters’

USA Today
May 8, 2008

ABC’s ‘Brothers & Sisters’ is set to air the first ever union of a same-sex couple on American network TV between series regulars, and executive producer Monica Breen notes, "Kevin deserves a stable relationship in the same way that Kitty, Sarah and all the others deserve it. He will be facing many questions in his life — but now he has someone to share that with." (Link)

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Dear Abby is her own woman

San Francisco Chronicle
April 14, 2008
Jeanne Phillips who writes the infamous Dear Abby column has supported marriage equality for over 20 years, but recently her position was highlighted by the press. In response, Phillips said, "All of a sudden, there was this firestorm of publicity, 'Dear Abby believes in gay marriage,' " Phillips says. "I said to people, if you read my column with any form of understanding, you would understand that this is no surprise." [Link]

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Ad campaign promotes freedom to marry

The Bay Area Reporter
November 15, 2007
At bus stops around town commuters will find ads plugging a mobile phone service that are a ringing endorsement for marriage equality. Using mashed-up text on different color grids the ads read "yo wassupport gay marriage." The campaign is to promote progressive telecommunications company Working Assets' new Credo Mobile phone service. [Link]

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