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"We claim for ourselves every single right that belongs to a freeborn American, political, civil, and social; and until we get these rights we will never cease to protest and assail the ears of America. The battle we wage is not for ourselves alone but for all true Americans."

-- Manifesto of the Niagara Movement, which led to the founding of the NAACP in 1909

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“Those of us outside the legislature should not be afraid to ask our representatives to do the right thing, and should do our part to help them do it, by talking about the injustice of exclusion from marriage and how government should help, not hurt, all families.”


Evan Wolfson

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“The practice of inclusion, even in defiance of social convention, the reaching out to outcasts, the emphasis on togetherness and community over and against chaos, depravity, indifference–all these biblical values argue for gay marriage.”


— Lisa Miller, Newsweek "Gay Marriage: Our Mutual Joy" (12/06/08)

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“The court already has found that same-sex marriage is a fundamental right; now it has the opportunity to fulfill its constitutional obligations to guard against the tyranny of the majority and to ensure that elections do not become vehicles of repression.”

Los Angeles Times Editorial Board (11/20/08)

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“I think it is unfortunate, obviously, but it's not the end, because I think this will go back into the courts, this will go back to the Supreme Court, because the Supreme Court very clearly in California has declared this unconstitutional. It's the same as in the 1948 case when blacks and whites were not allowed to marry. This falls into the same category.”

— Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Los Angeles Times (11/10/08)

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“It is my hope that everyone's valiant efforts will have a ripple effect that will carry us forth into a fairer future. 'The arc of the moral universe is long,' said Martin Luther King Jr., 'but it bends toward justice.' And because I have been witness to so many people who lent their support to this good cause, I am lifted up by them -- lifted up so high that I can see the end of that arc.”

— Prince Gomolvilas, Bamboo Nation (11/05/08)

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Republicans believe deeply that government should be limited. Government has no business making distinctions between people based on their personal lives. That's why, as a Californian and a Republican who has held elective office at the federal and state levels, I will be voting No on Proposition 8. ”

— Tom Campbell, Reason.com (10/24/08)

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“I got to do something this year that I thought I'd never be able to do…I got married. It was the happiest day of my life. There are people out there raising millions of dollars to try to take that right away from me. You've seen their ads on TV. They are twisting the truth and trying to scare you. I believe in fairness. I believe in compassion. I believe in equality for all people. Proposition 8 does not. Please, please vote no on Prop. 8.”

— Ellen Degeneres

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“Although marriage and civil unions do embody the same legal rights under our law, they are by no means equal. The former is an institution of transcendent historical, cultural and social significance, whereas the latter is not.”

Justice Palmer in the majority opinion on the Connecticut Supreme Court's decision upholding gay couples' freedom to marry

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It is our fervent hope that Californians will reject this mean-spirited attempt to embed second-class treatment of one group of citizens in the State Constitution.
The New York Times editorial board, 9/28/08

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