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NYERS Split with Gov But Ok Equal Nups

New York Post
June 13, 2008
A Quinnipiac University poll found that voters, by 53 to 40 percent, said the governor was right to order the recognition of non-New York marriages without a gay exception.
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CA Friends and Foes List

The Advocate
June 12, 2008
The Advocate's list of our best friends and worst enemies when it comes to preserving the freedom of same-sex couples to marry in California. Here's your chance to get involved!
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When Father’s Day is a double celebration

MSNBC
June 13, 2008
Dads Devin and Geoffrey discuss the ordinariness of their family life with their three adopted children, but they note their desire for marriage equality so they can access the dignity and respect, protections and responsibilities of marriage.
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Judge raises constitutional issue in R.I. divorce case

The Boston Globe
June 12, 2008
A Superior Court judge has refused to hear the divorce case of a lesbian couple, but questioned whether the law that barred the women from ending their marriage unconstitutionally denied them a right enjoyed by non-gay Rhode Islanders. [Link]

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With love and pride, Governor Deval Patrick’s daughter comes out publicly

Bay Windows
June 12, 2008
"Because, of course, he didn’t know that I was gay then," the 18-year-old recalls. "So, for someone so publicly to fight for something that doesn’t even affect him was just like, ’That’s my dad,’ you know?" she says with a laugh. "That’s all I could think. I was very, very proud to be part of this family, and this state in general." [Link]

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California’s Marriage Rush

Time Magazine
June 11, 2008
Dean Logan, acting registrar-recorder and county clerk in Los Angeles County, says it's impossible to know for sure how many couples will show up at his offices next week. Just in case of such an onrush, county offices will be open late and on Saturdays for at least the next two weeks, and maybe longer. [Link]

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Children speak out: parents’ civil unions not enough

The Montclair Times
June 12, 2008
“I told my parents that I don’t want them getting a civil union … It feels like paying a parking ticket,” said Adam Pollack, referring to the paperwork involved in the civil union process in the Municipal Building. [Link]

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Battle in the equality corral

Times-Standard
June 12, 2008
If you are on the corral fence, watching this battle, it is time to do the right thing. Talk to your friends and relatives, with the people you work or go to church with. Write letters to the papers. Link]

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Poll:  NYers support Gov on order respecting same-sex couples’ marriages

Quinnipiac University
June 12, 2008
New York State voters support 53 - 40 percent Gov. David Paterson's order to state agencies to recognize same-sex marriages performed outside New York. [Link]

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States at odds over honoring marriage

Stateline.org
June 11, 2008
States vary across the country as to whether they honor marriages with no gay exception, which can cause great harm to couples and their families as they travel and try to protect their legal rights. (Link)

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