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Macy’s Ad Supports Marriage Equality

Los Angeles Times
May 29, 2008
Macy's ran a full page ad supporting marriage equality that reads, "First comes love. Then comes marriage. And now it's a milestone every couple in California can celebrate." (Link)

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Colbert grills ‘pro-family’ pundit over anti-gay stance

The Colbert Report via PageOneQ
May 27, 2008
A satirical Stephen Colbert sat down with Family Research Council president Tony Perkins to discuss the California Supreme Court ruling. (Link)

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The Libertarian Argument for Marriage Equality

The Atlantic
May 28, 2008
The ideal libertarian solution would be to have the government get out of the 'marriage' business altogether; to have government enforce civil contracts, and to have religions perform their religious ceremonies, if and how they choose to do so. (Link)

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Nordic Myths

Box Turtle Bulletin
May 28, 2008
If there were a cause and effect between Norway’s birth rate outside of marriage and providing civil unions for same-sex couples, the data suggests that civil unions actually had a dramatic affect in slowing the rate of births outside of marriage. (Link)

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Public employees shouldn’t be allowed to opt out of performing weddings for gay couples

Los Angeles Times
May 28, 2008
The LA Times editorial staff discuss the possibility of California officials being excused from performing marriages for gay couples: "If they can't handle their jobs, they're free to apply for new ones..." (Link)

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Bill O’Reilly Runs Out Of Reasons to Oppose Marriage Equality

The Brad Blog
May 28, 2008
Bill O'Reilly asked Family Law Attorney Don Schweitzer for some reasons why marriage equality is not good for the state of California. For all practical purposes, he couldn't come up with any. (Link)

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New York to Honor Out-of-State Marriages, With No Gay Exception

NY Gov. David Paterson directed state agencies to ensure that the out-of-state mariages of same-sex couples are respected and treated equally under law, the same as New York does with different-sex couples' marriages. Gov. Paterson's order conforms to NY's historic practice and the common-sense principle that it makes more sense to respect marriages than to destabilize them. It spares couples and their kids the need to haggle and litigate, and saves the taxpayers the money that would be spent on needless and cruel litigation. In another advance for marriage equality, California is set to begin offering marriage licenses to same-sex couples on June 17th, just as the highly respected Field Poll reported that a majority of Californians now agree with their state Supreme Court and support the freedom to marry.

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First-ever majority in CA favors marriage equality

Mercury News
May 28, 2008
For the first time ever, the statewide Field survey which was done after the Supreme Court ruling reports a majority of California voters favor marriage equality - a finding that pollsters describe as a milestone. (Link)

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Former Foe Barr Vows To Fight Anti-Marriage Constitutional Amendment

Queerty
May 27, 2008
The Liberatarian candidate for President, Rep. Bob Barr, who was author of the anti-gay so-called "Defense of Marriage Act," now says it's abusive and he will work to repeal it. (Link)

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Why marriage ruling is not ‘judicial activism’

San Diego Union Tribune
May 23, 2008
Suzanne B. Goldberg discusses how the CA Supreme Court appropriately acted to uphold the constitution because "“separate but equal” rules violate our nation's commitment to equality for all", noting with concern to domestic partnerships in CA, "How often do we see legislators clamoring to create new bureaucracies to duplicate existing ones?" (Link)

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