California Supreme Court Overturns Gay Marriage Ban

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The ruling paves the way for California to become the second state where gay men and lesbians can marry.
Text of the Opinion

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This is the End, My Friends (with apologies to The Doors)

Pick up your graded final papers at Ev 104 at 5:30PM, Monday, May 12, 2008.  You will also learn your course grades  (all who handed in a final paper passed the course-Congratulations!)

You will also receive your Student Evaluation forms to fill out and hand back.  The last student to complete his/her evaluation form will collect the forms and deliver them to the 7th Floor.

If EV 104 is occupied, I’ll be waiting for you near the vending machines.  Don’t be late.  If you can’t make it and still want your final paper back, send me a large self-addressed stamped envelope.

Money in Politics

Here’s Opensecrets.org which provides public access to money in politics data.  Look up your favorite or not-so-favorite candidates.

Update on Oregon Measure 37

Kraft & Furlong mention Oregon Measure 37 (2004) as an example of the impact of public policy on the lives of people.  Here’s an update, including info on Measure 49, which repealed much of Measure 37.

Here’s a summary from a real estate agent’s point of view.

To read different views on Measure 49, visit these Web sites.