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Marriage ruling splits faith leaders

San Jose Mercury News
May 18, 2008
There are signs that just as public opinion is moving toward accepting gay rights, including state-sanctioned marriages, so might religious communities. (Link)

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Quote of the Week

"In view of the substance and significance of the fundamental right to form a family relationship, the California Constitution properly must be interpreted to guarantee this basic civil right to all Californians, whether gay or heterosexual, and to same-sex couples as well as to opposite-sex couples."
The California Supreme Court in their landmark decision granting gay and lesbian couples in California the freedom to marry

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D.C. Council expands DP law

Washington Blade
May 16, 2008

The D.C. Council approved the addition of 39 new provisions to the city’s domestic partners law, bringing the law to a point where same-sex couples who register as domestic partners will receive most, but not quite all, of the rights and benefits of marriage under District law. (Link)

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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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