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OPINION: Married In Mass.

The Hartford Courant
July 24, 2008
"It would be heartening to know that the Massachusetts decision was based solely on the desire to rid the state of a shameful law, and to support giving all committed couples the same rights, regardless of gender. But part of the motivation was economic... If economic incentives are what it takes to get states to do the right thing, bring them on. " [Link]

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Campaign ramps up to defeat Prop 8

The Bay Area Reporter
July 24, 2008
Efforts are under way statewide to rally people around defeating Proposition 8, the anti-gay marriage amendment, and the field director for the campaign said the time to get involved is now. [Link]

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AZ State Senate President Bee rejects request to probe GOP rule-breaking in handling of filibuster

Arizona Daily Star
July 24, 2008
The showdown over putting discrimination against gay and lesbian couples into the state constitution on the November ballot brought a dramatic ending to the legislative session last month. Bee, who originally sponsored the anti-gay measure, is running for Congress against incumbent Democrat Gabrielle Giffords in District 8. [Link]

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Poll shows slim majority opposes Prop 8

The Bay Area Reporter
July 24, 2008
"The only thing that worries me is that anybody feels any complacency or believes that someone else will take care of the whole thing," Evan Wolfson said. "The scale of the campaign, the amount of money needed and the sheer size of California mean that we need all hands on deck and we each must do our personal part."[Link]

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Officials Change California’s Prop 8 Language on Ballot

The Bilerico Project
July 24, 2008
According to some polls, changing the language to denote the removal of rights can add up to ten points to the "no" votes. Also, the addition of fiscal impact could sway many voters in California who have seen the financial windfall marriage equality has given the state. [Link]

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Prominent Los Angeles Family Law Firm Offers Top Ten Check List for Same-Sex Couples Marrying in Cal

Market Watch
July 23, 2008
Well known celebrity divorce attorneys say don't overlook these tips. [Link]

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Californians Against Hate

The Huffington Post
July 23, 2008
Fred Karger writes, "What possesses a family to give nearly $300,000.00 to change history and write discrimination into the California Constitution?" [Link]

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Laguna first city in Calif. to oppose Prop. 8

Orange County Register
July 22, 2008
All audience members who spoke in the public hearing on the opposition of Proposition 8 supported opposing the limitation and the decision was made unanimously. [Link]

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LAPD Chief Bratton backs marriage equality with checkbook

Los Angeles Times
July 23, 2008
"The Constitution guarantees life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," LAPD Police Chief William J. Bratton said this week. "I see no reason why gays can't pursue happiness through marriage." He and his wife, former Court TV diva Rikki Kleiman have made a donation to Equality California as a wedding gift to friend and celebrity publicist Howard Bragman and his longtime partner, Chuck O'Donnell. [Link]

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Black, Gay Group Bridging Divide

Queerty
July 22, 2008
"Sure, progress comes one step at a time, but can come a whole lot faster when we’re all stepping together, whether it be in Selma, on Christopher Street or in your own back yard." [Link]

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