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OPINION: The constitution is not the place to make law

The News and Observer
March 9, 2007
Putting gay and lesbian couples' relationships in the political arena scarcely helps anyone. It gives grandstanding pols a chance to show off, but it's hard to argue that a little tolerance of differing views on the issue threatens the American family structure. It's even harder to make a case for an unnecessary constitutional amendment. [link]

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Number of ‘out’ gay and lesbian couples increasing

The Daily Reveille
March 7, 2007

Evan Wolfson says communities in the United States would be stronger if people supported all families including the ones with LGBT citizens. "The conversation about how gay people are being unfairly treated has gotten much greater in the years, and people have understood how important it is to reach out to their neighbors and say, 'We're here, we're part of this community, and we want fair treatment for our families,'" he said.
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Number of ‘out’ gay and lesbian couples increasing

The Daily Reveille
March 7, 2007
Evan Wolfson says communities in the United States would be stronger if people supported all families including the ones with LGBT citizens. "The conversation about how gay people are being unfairly treated has gotten much greater in the years, and people have understood how important it is to reach out to their neighbors and say, 'We're here, we're part of this community, and we want fair treatment for our families,'" he said. [link]

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BLOG: Another good WY GOP pol on his pro-gay vote

Petrelis Files
March 6, 2007
There's now a second straight GOP politician from there, Pat Childers, father of a lesbian daughter, writing me notes explaining why he stood up for gay equality, in a state where we don't think gays would have much support, and I am privileged to share his words with you. [link]

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Freedom to Marry Voice of Equality shares message of equality, activism

The Daily Evergreen
March 5, 2007
Dolores Huerta's speech at Pullman University touched on a variety of issues — including women's roles, racism, social injustice, immigration and marriage equality. "Once we know, we have to act on our knowledge. Nothing is going to change unless we change it." Huerta said, encouraging students to take attainable steps toward change, such as calling out people who use degrading terminology, organizing in groups to support causes, and writing letters to legislators.[link]

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EDITORIAL: Ocean State takes a step forward on marriage

The Sun Chronicle
March 4, 2007
Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch's advisory opinion for the state to recognize gay and lesbian couples' marriages performed in Massachusetts and, further, to bring marriage equality there, is a step in the right direction for the Ocean State. [link]

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Marriage ripe for decision in 2 courts

Stateline.org
March 1, 2007
All eyes now are on the highest courts in California, Connecticut and Maryland, where decisions on the constitutionality of marriage discrimination are likely this year. California and Connecticut are appeals that will test whether civil unions or domestic partnerships are legally inadequate substitutes for matrimony. [link]

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Suze Orman on finances and marriage

New York Times
February 25, 2007
When asked if she would like to be able to marry her partner, Suze Orman replies, "Yes. Absolutely. Both of us have millions of dollars in our name. It"s killing me that upon my death, K.T. is going to lose 50 percent of everything I have to estate taxes. Or vice versa." [link]

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RI steps toward recognizing gay and lesbian marriages

New York Times
February 22, 2007
Responding to a request for a legal opinion from the commissioner of the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education, Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch said the state prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation and did not explicitly prohibit same-sex marriage. "Rhode Island will recognize same-sex marriages lawfully performed in Massachusetts as marriages in Rhode Island," the seven-page opinion said. [link]

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WY panel kills anti-gay bill

Casper Star Tribune
February 22, 2007
House Speaker Roy Cohee, R-Casper, cast the tie-breaking vote in committee Thursday to kill a bill that would have barred Wyoming from recognizing gay and lesbian marriages from other states. [link]

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