EDITORIAL: Initiative Against Marriage Equality Must Be Defeated

San Jose Mercury News
August 18, 2008
The San Jose Mercury News editorial board says that it is "difficult to fathom" how people believe marriage for gay couples "diminishes" marriage as an institution, asking readers to "vote 'no' on Proposition 8." [Link]

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TV ad backing marriage equality not about Prop. 8

Los Angeles Times
August 16, 2008
"Of course, it has a viewpoint," Evan Wolfson said of the commercial. "But it is not a political viewpoint." [Ed. note: The ad started running in the fall of 2007, well before the state Supreme Court decision.] The ad, he said, "is untethered to any political moment, election year, political decision or vote. It is all about asking people how they would feel if they or their loved ones couldn't marry who they love." [Link]

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Only You Can Save Marriage

SFist
August 13, 2008
Check out Stop8.org -- Matt's working on a series of 30-second documentary videos, explaining who California's gay spouses are, why the freedom to marry is so important to us all, and what everyone stands to lose if Prop 8 (the anti-marriage Constitutional amendment) passes in November. [Link]

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Prop 8 briefs: New group seeks help for outreach to African American community

The Bay Area Reporter
August 14, 2008
And Marriage for All will provide couples with interactive three-hour trainings and support so that they can be most effective – and comfortable – in presenting their stories. Parents, aunts and uncles, grandparents, and other supportive family members are also welcome. [Link]

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Leading Companies in Bay Area to Discuss the Impact of Marriage Equality on the Workplace

Trading Markets
August 11, 2008
A panel including executives from Intuit, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Trucker Huss, and more, will speak to how organizations are adapting to changes in benefits, policies, and other areas based on the California Supreme Court ruling upholding the freedom to marry. In addition to updating company policies, many organizations have been proactive in taking a stance against Proposition 8. (Link)

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Latest On How The AFA Is Working For Discriminatory “Yes On Prop 8” Campaign

Pam's House Blend
August 13, 2008
Blogger Autumn Sandeen profiles how those supporting the discriminatory anti-gay constitutional amendment in California are trying to mobilize church support to end marriage equality in California. (Link)

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Prop. 8 Backers Drop Challenge on Wording

San Francisco Chronicle
August 12, 2008
A Sacramento Superior Court judge ruled Friday that Brown's reference to an elimination of rights was an accurate description of the purpose and effect of Prop. 8, and a state appeals court in Sacramento turned down an emergency appeal by the Yes on 8 campaign late Friday. [Link]

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OPINION: Behind the gay-marriage talk

Los Angeles Times
August 11, 2008
In a recent editorial board meeting with the Times, anti-gay backers of Prop. 8 claimed that same-sex couples who married would then “recruit” their children into being gay.[Link]

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OP-ED: Battles worth fighting are motivation enough

The Gilroy Dispatch
August 11, 2008
"Even if California voters reject Prop 8 in November, the battle will not be won. Same-sex marriages are still illegal in all but one other state, and are not recognized in most states. These are not problems that opposite-sex couples face. Much progress is being made in the marriage equality battle, but it is far from won." [Link]

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Ruling on ballot title is setback for Prop. 8 backers

The Sacramento Bee
August 9, 2008
"Petitioner has failed to explain why the term 'eliminates' is inherently argumentative, while the term 'limit' is not," Sacramento County Judge Timothy Frawley said in his eight-page ruling. [Link]

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