Tag Archives: California

Christian TV Laments SB 48 Fail

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It’s Official: Stop SB 48 Was A FAIL

This just hit my inbox: We Fought the Law and the Law Won Unfortunately we did not collect enough signatures to qualify the referendum to overturn SB48. That law will be in place in our schools at the first of next year. We thank all of you that worked so hard to provide the hundreds of thousands of signatures received. ...

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Prop 8 Repeal Fight May Go Forward

As Equality California is mired by internal turmoil and the loss of its second executive director in several months, another LGBT rights group says they are moving forward with plans to place a repeal of Proposition 8 on California’s 2012 ballot. Rex Wockner reports: Love Honor Cherish will submit language to the California attorney general by Friday for a ballot ...

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BREAKING: Hate Groups FAIL To Collect Enough Petitions To Overturn SB 48

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! From a Stop SB 48 email blast: “The News is Not Good … it is doubtful we will get the number of signatures we need to qualify. Unfortunately the last several deliveries of mail have not been what was expected and a large number of petitions have been pulled out because of errors. From all ...

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New Head Of EQCA Resigns

Recently appointed Equality California executive director Roland Palencia has resigned less than five months after replacing Geoffrey Kors. Via press release: “Equality California serves a critical role in the movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality in the state of California,” said Palencia. “Over the next year, the movement in California faces a unique set of challenges that ...

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CA: Feds Crack Down On Medical Pot

Calling the crackdown “no joke,” The Atlantic has more on the DOJ’s move to close California’s biggest legal marijuana dispensaries. On Friday, the DOJ issued a press release outlining its recent enforcement actions, and it’s clear the feds mean business. In addition to the 38 letters they sent out on Thursday giving dispensaries a 45-day ultimatum to close, they’ve indicted ...

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Somewhat Good News On SB 48

California Gov. Jerry Brown has just signed a bill restricting all public referendums to a November vote in even-numbered years. This means that even if those attempting to repeal SB 48 manage to get enough petition signatures in these remaining few days, the bill will not appear until November 2012. Republicans, of course, are furious at Brown. “The idea of ...

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More Evidence Of Deceptive Petition Gathering By Opponents Of SB 48

Five year-olds will be trained to be gay! Or something!

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CALIFORNIA: Feds Order Closure Of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

The federal government is sending letters to California’s legal pot dispensaries ordering them to close within 45 days. The state’s four U.S. attorneys sent letters Wednesday and Thursday notifying at least 16 pot shops or their landlords that they are violating federal drug laws, even though medical marijuana is legal in California. The attorneys are to announce their coordinated crackdown ...

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FRC’s Latest Hate Campaign

(Via – Good As You)

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Prop 8 Backers File Another Brief To Overturn Judge Walker’s Ruling

They keep losing, but the backers of Proposition 8 just appeal, appeal, appeal. Once again, they are demanding that Judge Walker’s ruling be overturned because his gayness and long-term relationship constituted an inherent conflict of interest. The sponsors of California’s voter-approved same-sex marriage ban have asked a federal court to invalidate the ruling of the federal judge who struck it ...

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ACTION ITEM: Sign Complaint About Deceptive SB 48 Petition Gathering

Please consider signing the Courage Campaign’s complaint about the lying ways that our enemies are gathering signatures to repeal California’s SB 48.

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Ninth Circuit Blocks Prop 8 Tapes

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals had until September 30th to place a stay on the release of the videotapes of the Prop 8 trial. And they’ve done so. And now we wait for the haters to make their appeal. But hey, at least all those Christians won’t be murdered.

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Anti-Gay Group Claims To Have Signatures To Place SB 48 Repeal On CA Ballot

Via Los Angeles Weekly: “Stop SB 48,” the group that wants to repeal a state law that allows California students to learn about important people in history who were gay, claimed in an email to supporters yesterday afternoon that its petition drive for a ballot measure will be successful. “The signed petitions are coming in at an incredible rate — ...

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CALIFORNIA: Anti-Gay Groups Tricking Citizens Into Signing SB 48 Petitions

As this clip demonstrates, anti-gay groups in California are tricking people into thinking they are signing a petition to increase the penalties for child molestation. In fact, they are signing a petition to repeal SB 48, the state’s just-approved LGBT education bill. And here we’ve been told that lying makes the baby Jesus cry.

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Prop 8 Trial Tapes To Be Released

California District Court Judge James Ware has ordered the release of the video tapes of the Proposition 8 trial. The recordings will be issued on September 30th unless “a further stay is granted by the Court on timely motion or by a higher court.” You may recall that Focus On The Family last month predicted that Christians might be murdered ...

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CA Bans Bans On Circumcisions

After several California cities saw attempts to outlaw circumcisions, the state legislature has approved a bill banning any future such attempts. The bill is now on the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. Lawmakers in The Golden State have sent a bill to Governor Jerry Brown (D) that, if approved, would ensure parents’ rights to circumcise their male children. The state ...

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Hoopy Froods: Know Where Your Towel Is

It’s perfectly legal to be nude on the streets of San Francisco, provided one isn’t hassling passersby or behaving lewdly. But the city does want its naturists to make one small, but important change. While nudists roam free in tolerant San Francisco, one city lawmaker wants to require them to wear clothing in restaurants and to put a towel on ...

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NCLR’s Kate Kendell On Prop 8 Hearing

“It would be an unthinkable blow to California’s democratic system of government if the handful of individuals who sponsored Prop 8 could make decisions for the entire state. Today’s arguments raised critical questions affecting the future of all groups who may be targeted by unconstitutional ballot initiatives, and the California Supreme Court’s decision will determine whether our state can be ...

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Quote Of The Day – Andy Pugno

“Please join us, and thousands of other supporters, in prayer this evening and tomorrow morning for safety as our Legal Team pushes through the hoards* of homosexual activists into the courthouse in the heart of San Francisco, and for the wisdom and grace needed to prevail in court.” – Protect Marriage head Andy Pugno, in a press release warning that ...

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