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Marriage from a religious leader’s perspective

Santa Cruz Sentinel
June 1, 2008

Rev. Deborah L. Johnson, who presides over marriage ceremonies, discusses the importance of California honoring the freedom to marry as a basic right. [Link]

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One vote made majority in CA marriage ruling

San Francisco Chronicle
June 1, 2008

With the CA Supreme Court rightfully deciding to honor the freedom to marry paving the way, other opinion leaders are stepping up in support of marriage equality, sentiments which may have existed prior to the decision but now are more readily voiced. [Link]

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Judge upholds WI anti-marriage constitutional amendment

The Capital Times
May 30, 2008

A Wisconsin judge rejected the argument by plaintiff William McConkey that the anti-marriage amendment violated a constitutional prohibition against a referendum posing more than one question to voters. [Link]

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Make it a gay-old time

Los Angeles Times
May 30, 2008
Joel Stein, with a tongue-in-cheek tone, writes an open letter to seniors recommending they vote for marriage for gay couples despite any personal discomfort. (Link)

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Marriage equality may be a gift to California’s economy

Los Angeles Times
June 2, 2008
Citing pent-up demand, one UCLA study projects that the freedom to marry could provide a $370-million shot in the arm to the state economy over the next three years. (Link)

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Blogging for LGBT Families Day

It's Blogging for LGBT Families Day. Stop by Mombian and share the fun!

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Dan Savage declares marriage victory in Utah

SLOG
May 29, 2008
A TV station in Utah put a poll up on its website: "Should gay marriages be legalized in Utah?" A majority of the people said "Yes." [Link]

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State Urges California Supreme Court to Uphold Marriage Ruling

Los Angeles Times
May 30, 2008

CA Attorney General Jerry Brown’s office wrote the CA Supreme Court to advise the court to ignore conservative legal groups who asked last week that the landmark May 15 ruling upholding the freedom to marry be reheard or stayed until after the Nov. 4 election noting, “This historic litigation is now concluded.” (Link)

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Fighting Same-Sex Policy Seems to Be Uphill Battle

New York Times
May 30, 2008

Legal challenges to Gov. David A. Paterson’s directive to honor marriages of same-sex couples from other jurisdictions are likely to face an uphill fight, legal experts said, because the law has existed in NY for a long time and was already reaffirmed by various courts in the state. (Link)

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A Step Closer to Justice

New York Times
May 30, 2008

The NYT editorial board opines New Yorkers should be proud of Gov. Paterson’s support of the freedom to marry and calls for the legislature to take action in order to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from being married in New York, rather than just being able to honor their marriages from out of state. (Link)

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