State To Allow Same-Sex Weddings Beginning Nov. 12

The Hartford Courant
November 4, 2008
There will be a moment in her wedding that Geraldine Artis has looked forward to for many years." Suzanne is planning to sing to me. She sings so beautifully," said Artis, 39, of her partner, Suzanne Artis, 37, after learning Monday that same-sex couples would be able to get married in Connecticut beginning Nov. 12. [Link]

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The Most Compelling Political Event of the Year

Freakonomics (The New York Times)
October 30, 2008
A touching story about attending a friend's wedding sparks the question of how same-sex couples' weddings have changed the political landscape by leading wedding guests to re-examine their thoughts and feelings. [Link]

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Why I got married before California’s Prop 8 vote

Newsweek
October 30, 2008
"So why, ultimately, did I go through with it? In retrospect, I can see that it was all about wanting to make a commitment—pledging my devotion to the man I love; showing our family and friends that we're all more alike than we are different; refusing to stand silently by while others try to take away my rights. Only by giving up my independence at the altar, I realized, could I truly declare my independence." [Link]

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Ellen on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

glaadBLOG
October 1, 2008
In case you missed it, Ellen DeGeneres appeared on the September 29th broadcast of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Ellen talked with Leno about her recent wedding. (Longer excerpt than the last one we posted) [Link]

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Dan Savage: Why We Fight

The Stranger
September 12, 2008
What must it be like for young gays and lesbians to live at a time when—and in a state where—gays and lesbians are fully-enfranchised citizens, and gay relationships are afforded the same respect and protections that straight relationships have always been afforded. To know that love and marriage are possible for you too—not compulsory, gay “radicals,” but possible—must be incredible. [Link]

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Wedding announcement

Bay Area Reporter
September 11, 2008
Marriage Equality USA's Molly McKay and Davina Kotulski were married by Assemblyman Mark Leno on their twelfth anniversary before a gathering of family and friends on September 1, 2008. Mazel Tov! [Link]

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Ellen’s Big Gay Wedding

Newsweek
September 6, 2008
"I never thought I would have that experience of getting married. I didn't think I was missing anything. I just didn't think about it. But to see her for the first time and to cut a wedding cake, that was surreal for me and I got to experience that with our families around us. I didn't realize how special it was until I did it." [Link]

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New tribal law allows couple to plan wedding

The Register-Guard
August 21, 2008
Shannon Minter, an attorney with the National Center for Lesbian Rights, said the implications for sovereignty are probably limited, because the federal government has the legal right to deny recognition to same-sex couples' marriages under the Federal Defense of Marriage Act passed by Congress in 1996. [Link]

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Now on the Hallmark aisle: Gay wedding cards

The Associated Press
August 21, 2008
The language inside the cards is neutral, with no mention of wedding or marriage, making them also suitable for a commitment ceremony. Hallmark says the move is a response to consumer demand, not any political pressure. "It's our goal to be as relevant as possible to as many people as we can," Hallmark spokeswoman Sarah Gronberg Kolell said. [Link]

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Joan Garry: It’s Different When It Isn’t Different At All

The Huffington Post
August 19, 2008
The word "marriage" tells us -- and the rest of the world -- that when it comes to finding the love of our lives, we are all the same. And I guess we all know why that presents such a huge threat to those who do not stand with us. And why the battle in California is so fierce. And so critically important. And why this presidential election matters so very much to us. [Link]

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