Backlash backfires

365Gay.com
April 22, 2009


New numbers show the idea of marriage equality is advancing in nearly all 50 states despite a much-parodied ad from opponents. 365 talks to polling guru Nate Silver (who accurately predicted the presidential election and the World Series winner) about the trend and takes a look at how the backlash ad backfired. [Link]

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Percentage of American Couples Protected

Box Turtle Bulletin
April 7, 2009
This has been a good week for Americans who value equality and social stability. More gay couples have been incorporated into the fabric of society and endowed with both the blessings and the expectations of their neighbors. Box Turtle Bulletin calculates how same-sex couples fare (after the relevant commencement dates of Iowa, Vermont, and D.C.). [Link]

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Mapping the Future of Marriage Equality

The Map Scroll
April 4, 2009
Chachy posts a great map based on Nate Silver's predictions, noting "What seems much more likely than the precise dates given here, though, is the chronology of the geographical spread of acceptance." [Link]

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Second wind for marriage movement

Bay Windows
December 3, 2008
Marc Solomon said winning marriage equality in states like Vermont, Maine, New Jersey and New York will have a ripple effect on the campaigns for marriage rights across the rest of the country." These are states that do have a diversity of population, without any question, and I think they’re also states with very significant numbers of people living in them. It shows we continue to make progress step by step," said Solomon. "These are the way civil rights battles are won." [Link]

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Group wants marriage equality in New England

Nashua Telegraph
November 19, 2008
The group, Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, that helped uphold marriage equality in two New England states wants to do the same in the other four by the year 2012. (Link)
Learn more about work in each state.

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Enshrining homophobia in California, Arizona and Florida

ScienceBlogs
October 28, 2008
"At least three US states have constitutional amendments designed to bar same-sex marriage on their ballots this cycle (See summary graph for current policies in all 50 states)... Let us get up to speed on the CA, FL and AZ initiatives (which are simple) and the proponents' rationales for amending their constitutions (an act that should not be taken casually, imo)." [Link]

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Northeast sets gay-friendly example

The Detroit News
October 27, 2008
Deb Price writes, "With the exception of Pennsylvania, the region's nine states have painted themselves gay-friendly lavender by protecting and nurturing gay couples." [Link]
Find out what's happening in your state.

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No residency requirement for same-sex couples to wed in Connecticut

The Republican-American
October 14, 2008
"The decision becomes official on Oct. 28. The trial court must then enter the Supreme Court's order before same-sex couples can marry here, however. This is expected to take 10 days or slightly longer. Once this bit of legal housekeeping is wrapped up, same-sex couples won't have to wait longer than it takes to get a marriage license to wed here." [Link]
Visit our wedding registry.

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How Non-Californians Can Join Fight

New England Blade
September 24, 2008
““We have to pull out all the stops because [Proposition 8 supporters] certainly are,” said Toni Broaddus, executive director of the Equality Federation. “This is the tipping point. This is the big one. If we lose this it will set things back at least 10 years.” [Link]

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OP-ED: ‘Gay Marriage’? Not in the South

USA Today
September 16, 2008
Ironically, Southern states were the main battleground in another fight for civil rights 40 years ago. Well before her death in 2006, civil rights activist Coretta Scott King, an Alabama native and the widow of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., began speaking out for gay rights and the freedom to marry. Few acknowledge this part of her legacy. [Link]

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