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Mich. court condones misleading ballot tactics

The Detroit News
May 12, 2008

Deb Price discusses the misleading tactics used to pass the Michigan anti-marriage amendment which a Michigan court condoned with a ruling that said the amendment also outlawed domestic partner benefits for couples. (Link)

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Partners, in Pursuit of a Marriage License

New York Times
May 11, 2008

The New York couple who refused to leave Oyster Bay Town Hall at closing time after officials politely rebuffed the couple’s request for a marriage license discuss their act of civil disobedience which was intended to prompt discussion on the marriage equality bill sitting in the NY Senate. (Link)

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The moral compass of Mildred Loving

Washington Blade
May 9, 2008
In honor of Mildred Loving, a defendant in the landmark Loving v. Virginia case which ended race discrimination in marriage, Lane Hudson writes about her courageous support for marriage equality and her belief that “a particular religious belief should not interfere with our government granting that right.” (Link)

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Opinion: The wrong kind of message

Morning Sun
May 9, 2008

Eric Baerren discusses the misleading campaign of Proposition 2 in Michigan in 2004 which led to the passage of an anti-marriage constitutional amendment that claimed it wouldn’t affect partner benefits, but the Michigan Supreme Court just ruled the amendment indeed outlawed such benefits. (Link)

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Top this: A wedding ceremony on ABC’s ‘Brothers & Sisters’

USA Today
May 8, 2008

ABC’s ‘Brothers & Sisters’ is set to air the first ever union of a same-sex couple on American network TV between series regulars, and executive producer Monica Breen notes, "Kevin deserves a stable relationship in the same way that Kitty, Sarah and all the others deserve it. He will be facing many questions in his life — but now he has someone to share that with." (Link)

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Marriage breakthroughs may be ahead, with luck and hard work

PrideSource
May 8, 2008
According to Evan Wolfson, "In this chicken and egg of silence, we are failing to give our non-gay circles what they need and deserve to rise to the better angels of their nature. We must break that silence and we must do it now." (Link)

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Calif. may be headed for epic marriage battle

Washington Blade
May 8, 2008
Evan Wolfson told the Blade that defeating the referendum in California is the “single most important challenge” facing marriage supporters this year. (Link)

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Lambda Legal’s Safety Scale: Respect for Same-Sex Couples’ Relationships

Lambda Legal
April 2008

Thinking about traveling or moving to another state but wondering if they respect same-sex couples’ relationships? Check this scale to see where each state falls. (pdf Link)

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MI high court says gay partners can’t get health benefits

Associated Press
May 7, 2008

An anti-marriage constitutional amendment prevents governments and universities in Michigan from providing health insurance to the partners of gay workers, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. (Link)

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Ordinary, Like Us

Independent Gay Forum
May 7, 2008

Jennifer Vanasco discusses the “very ordinary” findings of a recently released report which said young gay and lesbian people want to be married and have kids. (Link)

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