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Actress Kate Fleming’s death underscores why marriage matters

Washington Blade
January 19, 2007
If she and Charlene Strong, were wed in a commitment ceremony nearly nine years ago had been legal spouses, the decisions that came next would have been made quickly, albeit painfully. But Strong was initially denied the right to visit Fleming in the hospital as she lay dying. When asked what relationship she had to Fleming, Strong told the truth, unwilling to lie and say they were sisters. [link]

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Pearce puts stop on bill against same-sex unions

Arizona Republic
January 18, 2007
Two months after Arizona voters became the first in the nation to reject an amendment for the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriages, a bill that would put the issue before voters again in 2008 is now being called a mistake by its sponsor. [Link]

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BLOG: A Conservative Perspective Against Anti-Gay Marriage Amendments

Leonard Link
January 16, 2007
In this summary of an op-ed by conservative U.S. Circuit Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III, Link explores Wilkinson's belief that writing anti-marriage amendments into constitutions is bad for political activity at the state level. He does not argue in support of marriage equality but rather discusses important practicalities of our political system, an understanding of which is integral for the marriage movement. [Link]

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Madison WI mulls protest against marriage discrimination in oaths of office

365Gay
January 15, 2007
City council officials will consider adding a line to the oaths of office taken by elected and appointed officials in Madison that states disagreement with an anti-gay amendment — even though the same oath says they will uphold both the Wisconsin and the US constitutions. Using the line disapproving of the amendment would be a matter of choice. [link]

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Former gay union foe now lobbying for equality

Washington Blade
January 12, 2007
Debi Hartmann is working with gay activists and Democratic leaders in Hawaii to enact civil unions. The move represents a stark change for Hartmann, who once led Hawaii's Future Today, a conservative group of Mormons, Catholics and others who opposed gay unions. "Real people live real lives," she said. "We need to realize that our neighbors are our friends, and they are being left out of a whole social process that we have taken for granted." [Link]

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OPINION: King’s legacy reaches beyond ‘I have a dream’

Springfield News-Leader
January 10, 2007
There's a lot about King's legacy that we can pretend we all agree on. That's nice. But fake unity never does anybody any good. And we should remember that King said injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. [Link]

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BLOG: LaRue Not Saying ‘bi, bi’ to Fallacious Argument

Good As You
January 8, 2007

It's almost as if Ms. LaRue had some sort of a recent "Eureka!" moment in which she decided that "bisexuality=polygamy" would be the ace in the hole that would vault her side's anti-gay marriage argument to new heights. Unfortunately for her, it really only exposes yet another fundamental flaw in our opposition's thought process, as well their willingness to say absolutely ANYTHING is they feel it will garner them more support. It seems completely absurd to us that someone like Jan LaRue, a legally-trained person who meticulously studies the gay rights movement, could honestly think that bisexuals need to have a partner of each sex in order to fulfill their orientation! [Link]

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OPINION: Benefits no place to start denying rights

The Anchorage Daily News
January 4, 2007
Seven years of litigation finally came to an end with the state's acquiescence to the Supreme Court's order that it offer employment benefits to the partners of same-sex employees. Unfortunately, Gov. Sarah Palin also signed the legislature's ill-conceived bill to convene a special election in April in order to ask citizens whether they want a further constitutional amendment adopted to prohibit public employers from offering such benefits. To adopt such an amendment would be the worst kind of step backward. (Link)

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Retiring Congressman speaks up about marriage

247Gay.com
December 31, 2006
Retiring Republican Arizona Rep. Jim Kolbe says the GOP's opposition to same-sex marriage is "a terrible mistake" and that opposition to the unions is on the decline. Kolbe, who is stepping down after 22 years in Congress, told the Tucson Citizen his party has given too much power over its direction to social conservatives. [Link]

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OPINION: Must gay people wait for our ‘comfort’?

OpEd News
December 30, 2006
There is nothing that the GLBT community can do to appease its opponents except, perhaps, disappear. But in one of the exit polls in the 2004 presidential election that got the least attention, 60 percent of voters favor either marriage equality or civil unions. The younger the voters, the more likely they are to favor marriage. To me, that is reason enough to fight for marriage equality instead of civil unions. [link]

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