LDS Professor Speaks Out Against Anti-Gay Amendment

KCPW
July 1, 2008
Nielsen, who is Mormon but not gay himself, says marriage equality would strengthen the institution of marriage. [Link]

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OP-ED: The framing of mutual joy

The Guardian
June 26, 2008
John Bryson Chane, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington DC, writes, "Christians who want to deny others the blessings they claim for themselves should not assume they speak for the Almighty." [Link]

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Open Letter to California Mormons

Affirmations
June 24, 2008
Jeffrey Nielsen, a member of the Mormon Church, writes, “We should never allow our constitutions, whether state of federal, to become weapons in a crusade to impose a particular religious value system upon a pluralistic democracy.” (Link)

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Pew Forum surveys denominations’ views on marriage equality

Los Angeles Times
June 21, 2008
A Pew Forum study finds a wide range of attitudes on marriage for gay and lesbian couples. (Link)

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Rev. Peter Gomes: What Would Jesus Say to Gay Marriage?

FORA.tv
June 22, 2008
View Rev. Peter Gomes talk on what would Jesus say to gay marriage? (Link)

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Marriage equality does not impact religious freedom

The Volokh Conspiracy
June 17, 2008
Examples of conflict arising from antidiscrimination law are often exaggerated and oversimplified. Catholicism and Orthodox Judaism, for example, refuse to recognize secular divorce. But few argue that we should refuse to let people divorce for this reason. [Link]

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Religious views and a free society can co-exist

Christian Science Monitor
June 17, 2008
"Our society has done a pretty good job balancing personal views, including religious views, with the need to have basic rules protecting everyone against discrimination in the public sector, and there is no need now for a special gay exception," says Evan Wolfson. [Link]

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Texas same-sex couples heading to California to wed

Dallas Morning News
June 1, 2008
Dr. Love, a former Dallas pastor who now heads Metropolitan Community Churches in Abilene, discusses the importance of California honoring the freedom to marry: "It's just really important to us to have that moment, that acknowledgment and that piece of paper all our straight friends have." [Link]

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Marriage from a religious leader’s perspective

Santa Cruz Sentinel
June 1, 2008

Rev. Deborah L. Johnson, who presides over marriage ceremonies, discusses the importance of California honoring the freedom to marry as a basic right. [Link]

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What’s Wrong with Gay Marriage?

Washington Post: On Faith Blog
May 21, 2008

Sally Quinn, moderator of On Faith, writes in favor of equality and fairness in marriage: “Homosexual couples are simply two people who love each other…Please explain to me why it is not better for society that two people who love each other cement their relationship in a legal union.” (Link)

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