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AJC looks back at those on front lines of Ga. same-sex marriage fight

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has a good story that was posted late Tuesday night titled "As Supreme Court weighs same-sex marriage, Georgians in 2004 battle look forward."

What we learned from the story:

• Jeff Graham, now executive director of Georgia Equality, said in 2004 Georgia LGBT activists didn't take the right approach when taking their message to voters.

"We didn’t begin to change people’s minds (with) the big politics; it’s about the simple message of wanting to take care of the person you love,” he said. “Once we stopped being afraid to talk about that fact … that’s when the public attitudes about this started to change.”

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Log Cabin expands board, promises to ‘strengthen Republican party’

Log Cabin Republicans today announced the addition of six new board members, ranging from a pair of lawyers to the CEO of a technology company and a defense and intelligence expert. Atlantan Jamie Ensley is vice-chairman of the board.

The Log Cabin Republicans is a conservative political organization that advocates LGBT inclusion in the Republican Party.

Jennifer Breitinger, Mitchell Cantor, Bob Kabel, Victoria Kerley, Jo-Anne Prokopowicz Sears and Rich Weissman will join newly elected Chairman Jerry Katlin, Vice-Chairman Jamie Ensley, Treasurer Sarah Longwell and Secretary Thomas Purdy the organization said.

Katlin welcomed the new board members in a prepared statement released to media today.