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Timing of marriage licenses for same-sex couples varies

Mercury News
June 6, 2008
The official time for marriage licenses to be available to same-sex couples in California is 5:01p.m. on June 16, but offices will vary as to if they stay open late on the 16th or just start issuing licenses on June 17th. (Link)

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Same-sex couples can begin to marry after workday on June 16

San Francisco Chronicle
June 6, 2008
Same-sex couples can begin marrying June 16 at 5 p.m., the California Office of Vital Records said today. (Link)

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Historic Court Ruling Has National Significance

Washington Blade
June 6, 2008
The attorneys general of 10 states banded together to ask the California justices to issue a stay of their decision. Evan Wolfson called the request from the attorneys general an example of “breathtaking hypocrisy.” [Link]

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California’s Moment

The Daily Dish
June 5, 2008
Andrew Sullivan writes, "If voters are asked to decide on the abstract question of marriage equality, they respond differently than if they are asked to decide about civil marriages already in existence." [Link]

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CA marriage FAQ

San Jose Mercury News
June 5, 2008
Here are some frequently asked questions about new marriage rules, which are scheduled to begin in California later this month. [Link]

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NY Gov.: No gay exception on marriage

Windy City Times
June 4, 2008
What Paterson did is declare that his administration would follow and enforce a law that already exists in the state and has for a long time. That law says that the state will honor marriages licensed in other states, even if those marriages wouldn't be licensed in New York. Legally, Paterson changed nothing. [Link]

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Legal effects of marriage for same-sex couples

San Francisco Chronicle
June 5, 2008
In a footnote to its decision allowing gay couples to get married, the California Supreme Court identified nine differences between state laws governing marriage and domestic partnerships. [Link]

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The justices who changed history

Gay.com
June 4, 2008
Six of the seven California Supreme Court justices whose decision granted couples in that state the freedom to marry were appointed by Republican governors, who lauded their conservative credentials. Gay.com profiles these justices. [Link]

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Supreme Court Denies Rehearing, Stay in Marriage Cases; Decision to become final on June 16 at 5:00

YubaNet
June 5, 2008
The California Supreme Court today filed an order in the Marriage Cases (S147999; decision filed May 15, 2008), denying requests to stay its decision until after the November 2008 election and denying petitions for rehearing. [Link]

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Paterson backs gay rights

The Buffalo News
June 4, 2008
The editorial staff opines that NY Gov. Paterson's directive to honor marriages moves New York in the right direction. (Link)

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