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Arnold Schwarzenegger says anti-marriage campaign “is a waste of time”

Out in Hollywood
June 30, 2008
Blogger Greg Hernandez reports on Gov. Schwarzenegger's appearance on Meet the Press and his comment that it is unconstitutional to not uphold the freedom to marry in California and the anti-marriage initiative on the 2008 ballot "is a waste of time."
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Completing Their Family

Gay City News
June 26, 2008
A life threatening heart attack reminded one family about why marriage equality is an issue of simple justice for real people. (Link)

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The World As It Should Be: What Michelle Really Said

Huffington Post
June 27, 2008
Steve Ralls blogs about what Michelle Obama really said about states needing to pursue equality for all families. (Link)

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Marriage equality boost California’s June wedding average

Los Angeles Times
June 28, 2008
County clerks issued more than 8,500 marriage licenses in the first week of marriage equality in California, more than two and half times an average June week, a Times survey found. (Link)

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Marriage being debated in Connecticut

Greenwich Time
June 29, 2008
With California's Supreme Court upholding the freedom to marry, many in Connecticut think the state's Supreme Court will also rule in favor of equality on their pending marriage case. (Link)

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Competing images in the fight over marriage equality

Los Angeles Times
June 29, 2008
In discussing the campaign against the anti-marriage initiative in California, Steve Smith, the leading political consultant working to keep marriage equality in California said, "In many people's minds, it is the civil rights issue of the day, if not the decade. People are very focused on it across the country." (Link)

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Obama’s wife says he’ll fight for gay equality

Associated Press
June 28, 2008
Barack Obama will fight for equal rights for gays just as he fought to help working-class families overcome poverty, the Democratic presidential hopeful's wife told a gay Democratic group Thursday. (Link)

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Momentum gaining for marriage equality

Star-Bulletin
June 29, 2008
There is a quiet, but steadily growing movement to reintroduce the legalization of gay and lesbian couples' marriages at the Hawaii Legislature next year. [Link]

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At Gay Weddings, Traditions Remain Strong Pull

Associated Press
June 30, 2008
Many couples marrying in Calif. are opting for recent traditions "that extend beyond sex and state lines," such as writing one's own vows and including family and friends in festivities. [Link]

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Obama rejects proposed California marriage ban

Sacramento Bee
July 1, 2008
In a letter to the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club, the Illinois senator said he supports extending fully equal rights and benefits to same-sex couples under both state and federal law. "And that is why I oppose the divisive and discriminatory efforts to amend the California Constitution, and similar efforts to amend the U.S. Constitution or those of other states." [Link]

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