Tag Archives: California Assembly

CALIFORNIA: Assembly Approves Ban On State-Funded Travel To All States With Anti-LGBT Laws

The ban was approved by a 54-21 vote and now moves to the state Senate. Via press release from Equality California: AB 1887, authored by Asm. Evan Low (D-Campbell), would prohibit state-funded or sponsored travel to a state that, after June 26, 2015, has enacted a law that voids or repeals existing state or local protections against discrimination on the ...

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REPORT: Openly Gay CA Assembly Speaker John Perez Up For Secretary Of Labor

According to the Los Angeles Daily News, openly gay California Assembly Speaker John Perez is on the short list to replace Hilda Solis, who resigned as Secretary of Labor last month. If chosen and approved, Perez would become the first-ever gay member of a presidential cabinet.  Typical for these situations, Perez is being cagey about his prospects. “Look, I’m always ...

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California Assemblywomen Comes Out

California Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani has come out as lesbian, making her the eighth openly gay member of the state legislature. Galgiani, D-Livingston, said that by coming out now, she hopes to send a positive message to young people who are struggling to come to terms with their sexual identity. “It sickens me that young people would think about taking their ...

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CALIFORNIA: Prop 8 Attorney Andy Pugno LOSES Race For State Assembly

Protect Marriage lead attorney Andy Pugno has lost his bid for the California Assembly, despite the heavy backing of NOM. Icing on the cake: winner Richard Pan is a strong supporter of LGBT rights. SUCK IT, NOM! (Tipped by JMG reader Ray)

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NOM Backs Protect Marriage Lawyer Andy Pugno For California Assembly

NOM issued a press release today to announce their TV ad campaign for Andy Pugno, the lead counsel for Protect Marriage who is running for the California Assembly. Brian Brown, Treasurer of the NOM California PAC, told the media Friday: “Andy Pugno has been a champion for the people of California and voters need to know his admirable record. Attempts ...

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PhoboQuotable – Randy Thomasson

“John A. Perez is an aggressive supporter of the sexual indoctrination of schoolchildren, homosexual ‘marriages,’ and punishing business owners that don’t support homosexuality and cross-dressing. We’re concerned he will add to existing homosexual-agenda laws, such as ‘Harvey Milk Gay Day,’ $150,000 in government fines against family-oriented businesspersons, and a dozen other bad laws trampling people’s rights and freedoms.” – Save ...

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John Perez: Openly Gay Man Elected Speaker Of California Assembly

First term California Assembly member John Perez was today elected by his fellow Democrats as the first openly gay Speaker of that body. Members emerged from a closed-door caucus at the historic Stanford Mansion to announce that Democrats had chosen Perez, of Los Angeles, on an unanimous vote. A public vote on the Assembly floor is expected in January. Perez ...

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