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Marriage Equality: Sound Business to the Tune of Billions

EDGE Boston
July 9, 2008
Two new reports from The Williams Institute show that marriage equality could pump tens of millions of dollars into state economies like Calif., where marriage equality just became legal, and NJ, where marriage equality is viewed as likely, reports online news source Business Pundit. [Link]

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Calif. county refuses discriminatory move

Contra Costa Times
July 8, 2008
Kern County supervisors refused to ban gay and lesbian couples' marriages, rebutting a conservative group that sought to make it the first California county to reject the statewide policy. [Link]

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Domestic-partners law in Oregon goes before judges again

Associated Press
July 8, 2008
Oregon's domestic-partnership law comes under the legal spotlight again this week, with opponents of equality challenging the state's initiative qualification process in front of a three-judge panel from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. (Link)

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The Supreme Court and the future of marriage

MSNBC.com
July 7, 2008
The next president is likely to have the opportunity to appoint a Supreme Court justice who could affect the future of the freedom to marry in America. (Link)

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Marriages of gay and lesbian couples still unequal in the eyes of federal government

Mercury News
July 8, 2008
Elizabeth Howton discusses the excitement around marriage equality in California, but points out the need for the federal government to uphold the freedom to marry: "Without nationwide recognition, we will remain in a separate and unequal limbo in several key areas" such as parental rights, immigration, and taxes. (Link)

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PageOneQ’s Mike Rogers appears on Fox News to defend gays’ freedom to marry

PageOneQ
July 7, 2008
Activist Mike Rogers discussed the recent decision in California during a recent panel discussion. [Link]

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Marriage equality gives Newsom an edge

Washington Times
July 7, 2008
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced last week the formation of an exploratory committee for a 2010 California gubernatorial run, and political strategists agree that his strong identification with marriage equality should help him in the Democratic primary. (Link)

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Gay marriage: the key to happiness?

Los Angeles Times
July 7, 2008
Gregory Rodriguez writes an op-ed about a study which finds that countries whose people enjoy more freedom tend to be happier, concluding that marriage equality clearly promotes happiness in society. (Link)

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Justice for Gays

Washington Post
July 5, 2008
The editorial staff praises the Bush administration's recent ruling that children of gay and lesbian couples can receive their Social Security benefits. (Link)

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Couple go for better or worse, again

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
July 4, 2008
Washington couple explains why marriage is important to them. (Link)

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