Tag Archives: California

Quote Of The Day – Michael Reagan

“It will prove instructive to see how the state’s lawmakers go about the job of implementing this absurd legislation. Will they, for example, rule that textbooks must describe what the state classifies as acceptable behavior? Or exactly how? Should the state require textbooks used in its schools to provide play-by-play descriptions of the behavior they sanction? Just where does this ...

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LGBT History Bill Passes CA Assembly

The Advocate reports: Sponsored by gay senator Mark Leno, the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful Education Act “ensures that the historical contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are accurately and fairly portrayed in instructional materials by adding LGBT people to the existing list of under-represented cultural and ethnic groups already included in the state’s inclusionary education requirements,” according ...

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Nate Silver: California Voters Would Overturn Proposition 8 In 2012

Elections prognosticator Nate Silver has published another super-complicated voting trends analysis. Even though there’s no plan to place a repeal of Prop 8 on the 2012 California ballot, Silver predicts that voters would overturn the measure if given the chance. Even the relatively cautious Linear Model predicts that 54 percent of Californians would vote against a measure like Proposition 8 ...

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SAN DIEGO: Active Duty Military To March In Gay Pride Parade For First Time

Some real American history will be made at San Diego Pride. “To my knowledge [it is] the first time in the history of Pride in the United States, ever, that we have said, ‘Active duty, you are welcome,'” organizer Sean Sala said. “We want you to be there without fear of repercussions, because we love you.” Sala, an active-duty sailor, ...

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Bankrupcy Court: DOMA Unconstitutional

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California has declared DOMA to be unconstitutional. The ruling arises from a case in which a married gay couple was denied the right to jointly declare bankruptcy. Chris Geidner at Metro Weekly provides the court’s money quote: This case is about equality, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, for two people ...

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NCLR Reacts To Prop 8 Hearing

Via press release: Today, Chief Judge James Ware of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California heard arguments on a motion to invalidate former U.S. District Court Chief Judge Vaughn Walker’s landmark ruling striking down Proposition 8. Statement by NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell: “Today’s hearing made it crystal clear that the Prop 8 proponents’ central claim–that ...

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CALIFORNIA: Gay Cop Wins Battle To March In Gay Pride Parade

Less than 24 hours after hiring lawyer/shark Gloria Allred, an openly gay California corrections officer has been granted permission to participate in a gay pride parade. In May, officer Johnson, who is a member of the Gay Peace Officers Association, made a written request to march in uniform with other gay law enforcement. But, according to Allred, his request was ...

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CALIFORNIA: Gay Cop Told Marching In Pride Parade Will “Discredit” The Force

An openly gay police officer from an unidentified California city was reportedly told by his superiors that he would discredit their department if he were to march in a gay pride parade. TMZ reports: Gloria Allred is repping the California officer, who made a written request to march in uniform with other gay law enforcement officers and citizens. Allred says ...

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SAN FRANCISCO: “Foreskin Man” Comic Riles Opponents Of Circumcision Ban

Opponents of San Francisco’s proposed ban on circumcision say a comic book being using to promote the ballot referendum is anti-Semitic. The comic is being sold on the website of Matthew Hess, the bill’s chief author and proponent. It features a muscular blond superhero fighting off rabbis who are attempting to complete a circumcision. Saunders asked Hess if his comic ...

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Circumcision Ban Attempt Spreads

First San Francisco, now Santa Monica. Performing a circumcision on a boy under age 18 — even for religious reasons — would be illegal under a measure that a San Diego group hopes to place on Santa Monica’s November 2012 ballot. A similar initiative this month from the anti-circumcision group known as MGM Bill garnered enough signatures in San Francisco ...

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CALIFORNIA: Mom Attempted To Murder Kids In Advance Of “Rapture”

End times proponent Harold Camping says he bears no responsibility for this. Lyn Benedetto of Antelope Valley, Calif. slit the wrist and throat of her two daughters and then slit her own, claiming to prevent them from going through the “Tribulation” on May 21, 2011. However, her neighbor discovered the attempted murder and suicide early enough for ambulance to take ...

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Photo Of The Day – SF AIDS Ribbon

A giant AIDS ribbon has been installed on San Francisco’s Twin Peaks in observance of the 30th anniversary of the epidemic. The ribbon, which can been seen for many miles, will remain on the hillside until it’s replaced by the giant pink triangle which appears in that space every year on gay pride weekend. (Tipped by JMG reader James)[Photo Credit: ...

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Anti-Gay Christianist Hate Group Launches Ad Denouncing Harvey Milk Day

From the virulently anti-gay Save California.

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Schwarzenegger: I Have A Love Child

Former CA Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has revealed that he fathered a child with a member of his household staff ten years ago. “After leaving the governor’s office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago,” Mr Schwarzenegger said in a statement issued to the newspaper. “I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment ...

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Splitsville

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver have separated after 25 years of marriage. According to some wags, this has been coming for a long time, but the couple was waiting until Schwarzenegger left office.

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CALIFORNIA: Lawmakers Reject Bill To Give Prop 8 Backers Legal Standing

The California state Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday refused to advance a bill that would give private citizens the right to defend ballot measures in court. The bill, which was authored by Tea Party activist Sen. Tom Harman, failed 3-2 along party lines. The Sacramento Bee reports: “California voters deserve to have their position defended when an initiative is challenged in ...

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California AG Kamala Harris Files Brief Against Standing Of Prop 8 Backers

In another move in the seemingly unending Prop 8 battle, California Attorney General Kamala Harris has filed a brief declaring that private citizens do not have standing to defend the statute in court. In it, she argued that only public officials exercising the executive power of government have authority to represent the state when laws passed by voters or the ...

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SAN FRANCISCO: Anti-Circumcision Group To Place Ban On City Ballot

A San Francisco anti-circumcision group has collected enough petition signatures to place a city-wide ban on the practice on the November ballot. Legal experts, however, said even if such a measure were to pass, it would likely be quickly overturned as an unconstitutional attack on the grounds of religious freedom. Chief opponent Lloyd Schofield, 59, acknowledged circumcision is a ritual ...

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Prop 8 Proponents Move To Vacate Judge Vaughn Walker’s Ruling Because He’s Gay

They’ve been talking about it for weeks and today Prop 8’s backers officially filed to vacate Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling overturning the ban of same-sex marriage in California. Because a gay judge cannot possibly be impartial about gay issues. The sponsors of California’s same-sex marriage ban said Monday that the recent disclosure by the federal judge who struck down Proposition ...

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Fox News: California’s LGBT Education Bill Is Lying Propaganda

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