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Love and activism in WI

The Advocate
September 15, 2006
Wisconsin couple Richard Taylor and Ray Vahey were coming up on 50 years together when Taylor died in July. In their last year together they decided to finally come out to family and friends and joined a very public fight against a constitutional marriage exclusion amendment. [link]

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REPORTS FROM THE FRONT: A Labor Day Look at Marriage Equality

Freedom to Marry
September 13, 2006
A look at conferences held September 2006 that make that crystal clear the growing realization of the need for marriage equality in the workplace: the Pride at Work national conference and the annual Out and Equal conference. [Link]

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Fired professor stands firm in support of marriage equality

Deseret Morning News
September 12, 2006
Jeffrey Nielsen believes gay people should be allowed to marry and have children more now than he did in June when the stance cost him his job at Brigham Young University. Nielsen said he didn't know any gay men or women when he wrote an opinion piece that appeared June 4 in a Salt Lake newspaper that opposed the anti-gay-marriage position of LDS Church leadership, but now he knows hundreds. [link]

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Lawyers mull US Supreme Court appeal in Nebraska marriage case

365Gay.com
September 9, 2006
Attorneys who lost an appeal of Nebraska's broad ban on any recognition of same-sex relationships, called "the most extreme antigay family law in the nation," say they are still considering whether to appeal the case to the US Supreme Court. [link]

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Michigan Dems: Repeal Proposal 2

PrideSource
September 7, 2006
Saying that Proposal 2 "adds discrimination to our State Constitution," the party has called for its repeal. In addition, as it did in 2004, the party's platform calls for a number of other progressive actions, including recognizing the adoption rights of same-sex couples. [Link]

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Marriage foe defeated in Florida Republican gubernatorial primary

The Advocate
September 6, 2006
State CFO Tom Gallagher was soundly defeated in his race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination after positioning himself almost exactly the same as President Bush. Gallagher's abandonment of his previously more moderate stances on social issues for far-right positions — including opposing the freedom to marry and equal adoption rights for lesbian and gay couples — was seen as instrumental to his loss. [Link]

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Adults’ Sexual Orientation and State Determinations Regarding Placement of Children

Family Law Quarterly
Fall 2006

Michael Wald writes in unequivocal support for gay and lesbian parents and a systematic rejection of the principal arguments made against them. [Link]

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Charles Barkley runs for Gov, supports marriage equality

365Gay.com
August 31, 2006
Charles Barkley was his usual outspoken self during a television interview in which he said, among other things, that he advocates marriage equality. [Link]

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PRESS RELEASE: Anti-gay group attacks domestic violence law in court

People for the American Way
August 29, 2006

An ultraconservative group argue a that Ohio's domestic violence law—which covers all couples, married or not—can't be applied to unmarried heterosexual couples because of the state's new constitutional provision prohibiting the recognition of the marriages of same-sex couples and prohibiting the recognition of "a legal status" for any unmarried couples "that intends to approximate the design, qualities, significance or effect of marriage." [link]

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OPINION: Please reject Proposition 107 and make a stand for all families

Arizona Daily Star
August 28, 2006
A doctor writes in agreement with the Pima County Pediatric Society, the Arizona Public Health Association and the Arizona Psychological Association, who have each passed resolutions against the proposed amendment. [Link]

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