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The Marriage Race: Which State Will Be Next? Part 1

EDGE Boston
June 5, 2008
"The California ruling is of enormous importance both because it is so powerful and solid coming from a careful, cautious and highly respected court," said Evan Wolfson. "The influence that will that this decision will have in helping Americans to see families helped and no one hurt couldn’t be bigger," he said. [Link]

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The wedding aisle leads gay couples to California

USA Today
June 12, 2008
As the California Travel and Tourism Commission website showcases packages for gay honeymooners, tourism commission exec Susan Wilcox notes, "There is no doubt that same-sex marriage and vacations to California will be good for the economy."
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Public Opinion on Marriage Equality is Better Now Than in 2004

Pew Research Center
June 12, 2008
The balance of public opinion regarding marriage equality is more positive now than it was during the 2004 campaign.
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NYERS Split with Gov But Ok Equal Nups

New York Post
June 13, 2008
A Quinnipiac University poll found that voters, by 53 to 40 percent, said the governor was right to order the recognition of non-New York marriages without a gay exception.
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CA Friends and Foes List

The Advocate
June 12, 2008
The Advocate's list of our best friends and worst enemies when it comes to preserving the freedom of same-sex couples to marry in California. Here's your chance to get involved!
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When Father’s Day is a double celebration

MSNBC
June 13, 2008
Dads Devin and Geoffrey discuss the ordinariness of their family life with their three adopted children, but they note their desire for marriage equality so they can access the dignity and respect, protections and responsibilities of marriage.
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Judge raises constitutional issue in R.I. divorce case

The Boston Globe
June 12, 2008
A Superior Court judge has refused to hear the divorce case of a lesbian couple, but questioned whether the law that barred the women from ending their marriage unconstitutionally denied them a right enjoyed by non-gay Rhode Islanders. [Link]

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With love and pride, Governor Deval Patrick’s daughter comes out publicly

Bay Windows
June 12, 2008
"Because, of course, he didn’t know that I was gay then," the 18-year-old recalls. "So, for someone so publicly to fight for something that doesn’t even affect him was just like, ’That’s my dad,’ you know?" she says with a laugh. "That’s all I could think. I was very, very proud to be part of this family, and this state in general." [Link]

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California’s Marriage Rush

Time Magazine
June 11, 2008
Dean Logan, acting registrar-recorder and county clerk in Los Angeles County, says it's impossible to know for sure how many couples will show up at his offices next week. Just in case of such an onrush, county offices will be open late and on Saturdays for at least the next two weeks, and maybe longer. [Link]

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Children speak out: parents’ civil unions not enough

The Montclair Times
June 12, 2008
“I told my parents that I don’t want them getting a civil union … It feels like paying a parking ticket,” said Adam Pollack, referring to the paperwork involved in the civil union process in the Municipal Building. [Link]

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