Sunday, September 23, 2007
McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)
Campaign materials from two of
the organizations lobbying Gov.
Schwarzenegger on gay marriage.
Religious-based critics have asked volunteers to repeatedly dial the Republican governor to voice their opposition to the measures. In one e-mail, the Campaign for Children and Families asks supporters to call and write Schwarzenegger, with one piece of additional advice: "Don't forget to pray to God."
At the same time, Oakland-based Marriage Equality USA organized statewide rallies Tuesday in 17 cities, including Sacramento, to demand that the governor sign the high-profile bill allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry in California.
Terrell majored in classics at Oberlin College, where she received her bachelor's degree in 1884, one of the first African American women awarded a college degree. During the centennial celebration at Olerlin College in 1933, Mary was recognized as one of the schools one hundred outstanding alumni. In 1948, Oberlin conferred upon her the honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. She taught at a black secondary school in Washington and at Wilberforce College in Ohio. She studied in Europe for two years, becoming fluent in French, German, and Italian.
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