In South Africa, new law needs to be bolstered with education

The Star
January 28, 2007
Legalization had been expected to bring more gays out of the closet to lead normal lives, knowing they would have the same benefits as their non-gay brothers and sisters. However, some now fear being victimized by those who feel betrayed by the African National Congress-dominated government. [Link]

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Activists predict progress in NY, CA, WA, this year

Washington Blade
January 26, 2007

Evan Wolfson
, executive director of Freedom to Marry, said there is also reason for hope in Massachusetts.
"The new legislature has more pro-marriage legislators combined with a new pro-marriage governor. This will allow wiser heads to prevail. If it gets on the ballot, we will defeat it, but I would rather spend our resources for other states in their battles for marriage equality."


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WY bill would void marriages

Casper Star Tribune
January 25, 2007
Gay couples who marry in Massachusetts and move to Wyoming would suddenly find themselves single if some Wyoming legislators have their way: A bill has been introduced that would allow Wyoming to void same-sex marriages granted by other states. "I don't know where the fear of a mass influx of married gay people entering Wyoming and demanding recognition comes from," said the Rev. Bob Spencer, social change coordinator for Wyoming Equality. "I cannot envision hordes of (married gay) couples from Massachusetts, England, Canada, Amsterdam or any place like that thronging to Wyoming at any point in near future." [link]

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BLOG: Georgia gov: the people can vote on marriage equality, but not blue laws

January 23, 2007
What a monumental hypocritical bigot GOP Gov. Sonny Perdue is. He thought it was a great idea for the people to decide at the ballot box whether or not gays and lesbians have the right to marry (and an amendment passed easily in 2004), but when legislation that would allow a direct vote on whether beer and wine should be sold on Sundays — Perdue said that he'd pull out the veto pen. [Link]

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OPINION: Left out of the dream

The Register-Guard
January 21, 2007
"He passed away a few months later. The following day, I got a phone call regarding his cremation. 'We can't allow you to authorize it,' the person at the funeral home informed me. 'You're not officially family.' So on one of the worst days of my life, I drove across town to his mother, who signed the paper that nine years of love and devotion didn't entitle me to sign." [link]

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Marriage support growing among young adults: survey

Washington Blade
January 19, 2007
According to the study released last week by the Pew Research Center, an estimated 47 percent of adults ages 18-25 support legalizing gay and lesbian marriages. By comparison, an estimated 30 percent of adults age 26 and older back marriage equality. [Link]

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ANALYSIS: Think you know what really happened in November?

January 19, 2007
MYTH: Voters are as opposed to gay and lesbian couples' marriages as ever. FACT: The numbers tell a different story. [link]

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Actress Kate Fleming’s death underscores why marriage matters

Washington Blade
January 19, 2007
If she and Charlene Strong, were wed in a commitment ceremony nearly nine years ago had been legal spouses, the decisions that came next would have been made quickly, albeit painfully. But Strong was initially denied the right to visit Fleming in the hospital as she lay dying. When asked what relationship she had to Fleming, Strong told the truth, unwilling to lie and say they were sisters. [link]

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Pearce puts stop on bill against same-sex unions

Arizona Republic
January 18, 2007
Two months after Arizona voters became the first in the nation to reject an amendment for the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriages, a bill that would put the issue before voters again in 2008 is now being called a mistake by its sponsor. [Link]

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BLOG: A Conservative Perspective Against Anti-Gay Marriage Amendments

Leonard Link
January 16, 2007
In this summary of an op-ed by conservative U.S. Circuit Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III, Link explores Wilkinson's belief that writing anti-marriage amendments into constitutions is bad for political activity at the state level. He does not argue in support of marriage equality but rather discusses important practicalities of our political system, an understanding of which is integral for the marriage movement. [Link]

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