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Equal rights are now promised every Californian

San Diego Union Tribune
May 16, 2008

Barbara Cox discusses the personal importance of the CA decision to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage which will recognize her marriage, and notes how the court understood the weight of "marriage." (Link)

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Will I Live to See My Wedding Day?

Huffington Post
May 15, 2008

Shaun Jacob Halper blogs about anticipating the California Supreme Court decision on marriage for gay couples, and his personal fear that he will never be able to marry. (Link)

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Out of the Mouths of “Activist” Judges…

Huffington Post
May 15, 2008

Joan Garry points out the conservative reputation of the CA Supreme Court, and says, "We are reminded that when we make a strong case (thank you to NLCR, Lambda Legal and the ACLU) in front of fair minded judges, judges who are doing their jobs, judges who, regardless of who appointed them, evaluate cases with integrity , we win." (Link)

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Magisterial Conviction: Why the California Supreme Court did more than legalize gay marriages

Slate
May 15, 2008

Kenji Yoshino points out the landmark conclusions of the CA high court decision to uphold the freedom to marry: use of strict scrutiny, considering sexual orientation as a discriminatory class, how the CA court tends to lead the nation, etc. (Link)

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California Supreme Court Overturns Marriage Exclusion

New York Times
May 16, 2008

Evan Wolfson is quoted following the historic decision in CA to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage: “This decision will give Americans the lived experience that ending exclusion from marriage helps families and harms no one.” (Link)

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BLOG: Victory in California

The Bilerco Project
May 16, 2008

Toni Broaddus discusses how the CA decision is historical and personal, how it influences the entire nation, and how we need to fight to defend marriage in CA given the pending discriminatory initiative which could be on the ballot in November 2008. (Link)

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BLOG: California Supreme Court Says Same-Sex Couples Can Marry

Leonard Link
May 15, 2008

An analysis of the CA high court’s decision to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage in CA. (Link)

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Turning point: California Supremes open door for marriage equality

PrideSource
May 15, 2008
"I could not be happier," said Evan Wolfson. "This is the turning point. This is the absolute statement by the nation's most respected state supreme court, and a chief justice who is universally considered to be fair and cautious, affirming that the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage is wrong and must fall." (Link)

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Michigan court ruling puts gay people in a quandary

Washington Blade
May 15, 2008
Evan Wolfson said the court decision demonstrates how these amendments are “cruel and unfair and have no place in the laws of this country. The important thing for all us is to fight them to educate the public about why denying marriage and all other family protections is wrong,” he said. (Link)

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California Ends Gay Couples’ Exclusion From Marriage

Earlier today, the California Supreme Court handed down a historic decision upholding the freedom to marry in In Re: Marriage Cases. California's high court is the second state high court to rule in favor of ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. (Massachusetts ruled over 4 years ago.)

With this ruling, our country has the opportunity to continue seeing how families are helped and no one is hurt by ending exclusion from marriage, just as other countries around the world have done.

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