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Marriages an inspiration, not ‘disaster’

Chicago Tribune
June 19, 2008
Eric Zorn discusses how his marriage was not affected by marriage equality in California, and indeed he is honored to share the institution with more loving and committed couples. (Link)

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Married in San Diego—Update!

Pam's House Blend
June 17, 2008
"My partner - now wife - Kristi and I were legally married today in a beautiful outdoor ceremony in downtown San Diego. We will be having a larger ceremony and reception for ourselves and our families in a few months, but we didn't want to wait that long to marry. As two women who have disabilities, having the legal rights of a married couple, including inheritance and medical decision making, are especially important to us. But most of all, we got married for the same reason any other couple marries - because we love each other." [Link]

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COLUMN: Gay Divorce at Dead End in Assembly

Providence Journal
June 19, 2008
Political columnist M. Charles Bakst reports that Rhode Island is not likely to pass a bill this year that would allow gay and lesbian couples to divorce, perpetuating jurisdictional confusion in the courts over the issue. [Link]

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OP-ED: Facts Show That Same-Sex Couples Are Fine Parents

Sacramento Bee
June 19, 2008
Stanford sociology professor Michael J. Rosenfeld says Census data shows "children raised by same-sex couples are just as likely...to make normal progress through elementary school, given the same levels of parental education and income." [Link]

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Political Perspective: Marriage & November Election

KNBC
June 18, 2008
It's been about four years since Massachusetts affirmed gay couples' marriages and the state has yet to fall into the Atlantic Ocean. Said Evan Wolfson, "...the opportunity to see that real families are helped and no one is hurt is opening hearts and minds." [Link]

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Opponents of marriage equality stay mostly quiet—for now

Los Angeles Times
June 19, 2008
Jeff Flint, the spokesman and strategist for the campaign to write discrimination into the California Constitution, said his group would not be protesting because it did not want the campaign to be about the weddings taking place this week. [Link]

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COLUMNIST: Cross-border skirmishes

Bay Windows
June 19, 2008
"It is precisely because the fight for marriage equality is so important that we should wage it smartly and responsibly, which means working together. Let’s stop demanding shortcuts and cooperate in the slow and steady work of making real and lasting change." [Link]

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Saying ‘I Do,’ Making History, Planning a Party

New York Times
June 18, 2008
Kim Severson discusses the planning of weddings in California for gay and lesbian couples noting, "Their weddings may be historic, but the stress level and fussing are completely familiar." (Link)

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Hundreds of gay couples enjoy ‘dream come true’ in Calif.

USA Today
June 18, 2008
Couples discuss what it means to be able to marry in California, and leaders point out the need to defeat an anti-marriage initiative on the California 2008 ballot in order to protect marriage equality. (Link)

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Marriage equality begins with a day of hope and hoopla

Los Angeles Times
June 18, 2008
Many couples obtaining licenses have been together for decades and reflect with joy on a moment in history. (Link)

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