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What Gay Unions Don't Guarantee
The New York Times
10/31/2008
10/31/2008"Three states ? Massachusetts, California and Connecticut ? have legalized same-sex marriage. "But...the question for gay couples is this: Is it worth it to tie the knot?"For many couples, the answer is a resounding yes: the word "married" itself instantly conveys something that civil unions and domestic partnerships do not.

Gay-rights advocates to legally test Prop 8
Los Angeles Times
11/5/2008
11/5/2008"After losing at the polls, gay-rights advocates filed a legal challenge Wednesday in the California Supreme Court to Proposition 8, a long-shot effort the measure's supporters called an attempt to subvert the will of voters.

The Loving Decision
Newsweek
11/15/2008
11/15/2008"...Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving got married in Washington, D.C. They went home to Virginia, there to be rousted out of their bed one night by police and charged with a felony.

The Marriage tent has room for all
The Gazette
11/25/2008
11/25/2008"The room got quiet for a few moments when I asked Trish and Kate Varnum of Cedar Rapids and others fighting a court battle to make same-sex marriages legal in Iowa whether they would accept a so-called compromise.

Iowa's gay marriage ban goes before high court
Los Angeles Times
11/27/2008
11/27/2008"The national fight over same-sex marriage is coming to a peak in Iowa, where the state's highest court will hear arguments next month over whether the state's ban on gay unions is unconstitutional.

Iowa Supreme Court to hear gay marriage arguments
Associated Press
12/8/2008
12/08/2008"The gay marriage debate will play out in a courtroom in the Heartland this week as the Iowa Supreme Court hears arguments in a challenge to the state's same-sex marriage ban.

Calif. Attorney General Calls to Overturn Prop. 8
The Wall Street Journal
12/21/2008
12/21/2008"California Attorney General Jerry Brown changed course on the state's new same-sex marriage ban Friday and urged the state Supreme Court to void Proposition 8.

Double Punch to the Gut'?
Associated Press
12/24/2008
12/24/2008"Gay-rights activists remain hopeful about the Obama presidency but are now more wary after what one called a 'double punch to the gut' ? the choice of a pastor they consider hostile for a prime inauguration role and dashed hopes for the first openly gay Cabinet member.

Judge: 2 adoptive dads belong on birth certificate
Associated Press
12/28/2008
12/28/2008"In his ruling Monday, [U.S. District Judge Jay] Zainey said Louisiana's Office of Vital Records must give full faith and credit to the New York State court in which Adar and Smith adopted the boy, he ruled Monday. The office had refused to issue a birth certificate listing both as the boy's legal parents.

Adoption and Parenting

Big labor urges court to invalidate Prop 8
Contra Costa Times
1/15/2009
1/15/2009"A coalition of more than 50 labor organizations representing more than two million Californians filed a friend-of-the-court brief Tuesday urging the state Supreme Court to overturn the voter-approved constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

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