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CA Marriage Ruling Could Send Issue To U.S. Supreme Court

From the San Jose Mercury News: It was 1964. Conservative groups across California, angered by a new law aimed at discriminatory housing practices, mobilized to wipe the law off the books by amending the state constitution. The initiative was a hit at the ballot box. Two-thirds of the state’s voters approved the change in the constitution. But the new law ...

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San Francisco Values = Interracial Dancing

Via SFGate.com: GOP Rep. Sam Graves unveiled an ad this week using the money phrase to disparage his Democratic challenger Kay Barnes, aka the “Big City Mayor” (formerly that is, of Kansas City.) Barnes’ sin: She attended a fundraiser thrown by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and she shares Pelosi’s “San Francisco Values.” You know what that means. Or at least ...

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Portland, Oregon: Record 75,000 Turn Out For Obama Rally

Unreal: Some 75,000 people flocked to Portland’s waterfront Sunday to watch Barack Obama speak, making it the biggest rally the campaign has held to date. Thousands stood on the lawn, dozens watched from boats and from the bridge stretching across the Willamette River. A few kayakers held their paddles and tried to keep their kayaks straight as they watched the ...

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Lambda Legal Protests HIV Spitting Sentence

Saying that the saliva of HIV positive persons should not be considered a “lethal weapon”, Lambda Legal has lodged a protest against last week’s sentencing of a Texas man to 35 years in prison for spitting at a police officer. A gay-rights group is protesting a 35-year prison sentence given to an HIV-positive man who was convicted of spitting on ...

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June10th: Maine’s Anti-Gay Petition Drive

Boo-hooing that they are being intimidated, wingnuts in Maine are crying foul because LGBT activists plan to stand next to them at polling places during the primary and urge voters not to sign their anti-gay petition. Via WingNutDaily: A lobby for homosexuals and transgenders in Maine has announced plans to shadow individuals who will be working to collect signatures on ...

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What To Do With Bill Clinton?

An interesting op-ed piece in the NY Times makes a suggestion. Here’s an easy answer. Give Mr. Clinton a real job with real power, a challenging position that would be engaging, in part because it would be new. Let me explain. Once the campaigns agree on an Obama-Clinton ticket, Mr. Obama calls Gov. David Paterson of New York, lays out ...

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Man In Dress Hates Gay Marriage

In what is believed to be a reaction to the gay marriage ruling in California, Ill Papa restated his opposition, saying, “The union of love, based on matrimony between a man and a woman, which makes up the family, represents a good for all society that can not be substituted by, confused with, or compared to other types of unions.” ...

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HomoQuotable – George “Sulu” Takei

“Our California dream is reality. Brad Altman and I can now marry. We are overjoyed! At long last, the barrier to full marriage rights for same-sex couples has been torn down. We are equal with all citizens of our state! “The California Supreme Court has ruled that all Californians have a fundamental right to marry the person he or she ...

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