Family & Society
John Stemberger (AP/Photo by Bill Cotterell, Tallahassee Democrat)

The 'Obama factor'

Family | A high turnout of black voters on Tuesday could help pass ballot measures banning same-sex marriage in three states
by Jamie Dean
Posted 10/31/08, 12:00 am

Conservatives worried about heavy voter turnout for Democrat Barack Obama next week may find one silver lining in their electoral cloud: The senator's popularity among black voters may help a conservative cause that Obama opposes.

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Prop 8 foes turn violent

Family | The heated battle over marriage in California has resulted in vandalism and even death threats
by Lynn Vincent
Posted 10/31/08, 12:00 am

On Wednesday, Jim Franklin dealt with death twice in one day. After presiding over a funeral, the senior pastor of 3,000-member Cornerstone Church in Fresno, Calif., was having a meal with the family of the deceased when his telephone rang.

The caller was Georgeanne White, chief of staff for Fresno Mayor Alan Autry.

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Photo by Barbara Curtis

Praying for a miracle

Family | After a long custody battle, Lisa Miller faces the possibility Monday of losing her daughter to the girl's claimed "other mother"
by Barbara Curtis
Posted 10/27/08, 12:00 am

Only One Mommy is not just the name of her Facebook page, but are three words that sum up what the last five years have been all about for Lisa Miller and her daughter Isabella.

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