Youth and Adults with LGBTQ Parents Speak OUT against Proposition 8

COLAGE
November 10, 2008
"COLAGE calls on our members and allies to stand up against the scapegoating of voters of color in the passage of Proposition 8 in California... Affirming racism while standing up against homophobia is never productive and lashing out against those who voted for Proposition 8 will not help educate or raise awareness to move our society forward." [Link]

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Get Your Grandma to Support Gay Marriage

The Emory Wheel
October 27, 2008
"Call or visit your family, your friends and your loved ones in California and Florida and tell them why it’s important to you. Tell them your story, your friends' stories, or even the story you saw last week on Lifetime. Make it clear that you don't want to live in a society that goes out of its way to prohibit the equal administration of rights to its citizens. Like Silverman says, if calling your grandparents could change the world, wouldn’t you do it?" [Link]
The freedom to marry matters to young people too.

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Cesar Chavez’s granddaughter speaks against Propositions 4 and 8

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
October 15, 2008
The granddaughter of civil-rights activist Cesar Chavez and Freedom to Marry Voice of Equality, Christine Chavez spoke to Cal Poly Pomona students and staff Wednesday about the possible impact that Propositions 4 and 8 would have if they received voter approval in November. "It's students who play such a key role," Chavez said. [Link]
Read more about Christine Chavez.

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An Open Letter to Ellen DeGeneres

Advocate
October 11, 2008
Jacob Reitan writes, "I was shocked to learn that you and so many other gay and lesbian celebrities have not personally given to the No on 8 campaign. Why is this? You make tens of millions of dollars a year. You and Portia recently got married. Surely, you know how important keeping that right is to you and your family. If we are to win, we desperately need your financial support." (Link)
Learn more about California's discriminatory Prop. 8.

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Survey: Culture War Truce on the Horizon

Washington Post
October 8, 2008
The poll, commissioned by the group Faith in Public Life and conducted by the firm Public Religion Research, concluded that attitudes about hot-button issues such as abortion, legal recognition of same-sex relationships and the size of government are changing among young people -- possibly shifting or weakening the culture wars. (Link)
Learn more about public opinion.

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Fall Out Boy Donates $50k to Fight Anti-Gay Ban

GayWired.com
October 2, 2008
Pete Wentz and his band Fall Out Boy just gave $50,000 to California's No on 8 campaign, the effort to stop a state constitutional amendment that would overturn the legalization of same-sex couples' marriages. [Link]

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Pete Wentz Gives Props to Marriage Equality

TMZ.com
September 30, 2008
Although wife Ashlee Simpson (who is about to pop) was nowhere in sight, the Fall Out Boy showed up at a No on Prop 8 fundraiser at Gallery 1988 in Hollywood on Sunday. Other civil rights supporters in the house included "Scrubs" star Sarah Chalke and members of Linkin Park. [Link]

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The Game Is Changing

Staten Island Advance
September 30, 2008
Believed to be one of the first of its kind, the study conducted by the Rockway Institute, a national research and public policy center located in San Francisco at Alliant International University, found that many local lesbian and gay youth have expectations of spending their adult life in a long-term relationship raising children. [Link]

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Anti-Gay Nup Site Goes For Youth, But Keeps Old Tactics

Jossip
September 23, 2008
"Like its sister site, iProtect urges voters to vote 'yes' on Proposition 8, a ballot measure aimed at overturning this year's [marriage equality] win. Unlike its sister site, however, iProtect has a decidedly youth-oriented outlook, complete with fresh, concerned faces. See that guy above? He's so young! His pensiveness really speaks to us." [Link]

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California’s Prop 8 would end marriage equality

Boing Boing
September 18, 2008
View a video encouraging people to vote against discrimination and against Prop. 8 in California. (Link)

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