Tag Archives: California

CALIFORNIA: Imperial County Clerk Files To Defend Prop 8 To Ninth Circuit Court

Even though the Imperial County idiots were essentially laughed out the courtroom on their last attempt, they are trying again and the newly elected county clerk has filed a request to defend Proposition 8 before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Via Rex Wockner, here’s the just-posted notice. Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 08:16:32 -0800From: [email protected] United States Court of ...

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CALIFORNIA: Prop 8 Plaintiffs Ask Court To Lift Stay On Same-Sex Marriage

The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) has asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to lift their stay on the overturn of Proposition 8, saying any delay “can no longer be justified.” Here’s a portion of their request: Today, the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and its legal team — led by Theodore B. Olson and David Boies ...

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CALIFORNIA: Tea Party Pol Introduces Bill To Force State To Defend Ballot Measures

Tea Party-backed California GOP state Sen. Tom Harman has introduced a bill that would require the state to go to court to defend all voter-approved ballot measures. The bill reads: The Attorney General shall not refuse to defend a constitutional amendment or an initiative statute on the basis of it being unconstitutional, or in conflict with, or in violation of ...

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Prop 8 Reactions

Lambda Legal “Because the federal appeals judges said they need clarification, we look forward to a decision by the California Supreme Court confirming that initiative proponents lack legal standing to continue the Perry case. They are not law enforcers, and have the same limited rights as everyone else to litigate only when their own rights are at stake, not merely ...

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CA Supes To Hear Standing Issue

And on we go. Some will say this is a good thing, as it could be the next step to getting Prop 8 before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Stand By….

Excellent breakdown of what today’s any-minute-now decision might mean.

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Cat Burglar

He’s climbing in your window, snatchin’ your panties up…

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Today In Frivolous Lawsuits

Some porn outfit sued in California court to stop the distribution of free online porn. The company wasn’t alleging that their content was being stolen, they just don’t like the idea of free porn, period. “The ubiquitous distribution of free adult videos through redtube.com has had a massive negative impact on the business model of adult website proprietors,” charged the ...

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CALIFORNIA: State Supreme Court May Weigh In On Prop 8 Request Next Week

Today the San Francisco Chronicle reports: Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakayue says the California Supreme Court will decide soon, maybe next week, on whether to enter the Proposition 8 gay marriage fray. The 9th U.S. Court of Appeals said last month that it cannot decide if the gay marriage ban is constitutional until the state high court weighs in on whether ...

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CALIFORNIA: Vandals Rip Out “Equality” From Gay-Friendly Church Banner

Vandals have literally ripped out equality from the banner of a gay-friendly church in California. Rev. Kathy Cooper-Ledesma, a senior pastor at the church, said church leaders are asking the congregation to pray for those who defaced their banner. “Our belief that hate is not a Christian value remains firm,” she said. “And while they can take the ‘equality’ out ...

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Matt Baume: This Week In Prop 8

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Cindy Jacobs: God Will Destroy CA With An Earthquake If Prop 8 Is Repealed

“A pastor of a large Nazarene Church had a dream of a very large earthquake on the central coast. He shared this at the Christmas gathering for all the Santa Maria Pastors and 5 cities area. Because of the destruction and intensity of the quake he thought he should tell the Pastors so they could pray into it. Another intercessor ...

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CALIFORNIA: Palm Springs Police Chief Resigns In Wake Of Gay Slur Scandal

Less than a week after he admitted to and apologized for calling gay men “filthy motherfuckers,” Palm Springs police chief David Dominguez is resigning. “After careful consideration of the recent debates surrounding the Warm Sands Law Enforcement Operation, I believe this decision is in the best interest of my family, my health, the Department and the City,” Dominguez said in ...

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NOM Reacts To Prop 8 Ruling

“Judge Reinhardt clearly agrees with us about two things: First, a federal trial court judge cannot possibly have the last word about whether the U.S. Constitution requires gay marriage; and second, super lawyers Olson and Boies are working overtime in tricky ways to make sure their supposedly invincible case for gay marriage does not get reviewed by any higher court. ...

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MSNBC On Prop 8 Ruling

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BREAKING: 9th Circuit Court Punts Prop 8 To State Supreme Court On “Standing”

Here’s the ruling. Analysis and reactions shortly.

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CALIFORNIA: Pastor Who Backed Prop 8 Held On Multiple Child Molestation Charges

Pastor Tom Daniels of Rio Linda, California is being held on $6M bail after being charged with multiple felony counts of sexual assault on a child. Lavender Newswire reports that Daniels twice made donations to Protect Marriage, the backers of Proposition 8.

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Palm Springs Police Chief: I’m Sorry I Called Gay Men “Filthy Motherfuckers”

Palm Springs Police Chief David Dominquez has apologized for an anti-gay slur made during a sting in which gay men were arrested for public sex. Dominquez reportedly told cops on the scene: “What a bunch of filthy motherfuckers. You guys should get paid extra for this.” The comment “did not display the utmost professional conduct expected from the Chief of ...

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JMG Reader Joe Shaw Elected To Huntington Beach City Council

JMG reader Joe Shaw, who comments here as “Another Joe,” has been elected to the Huntington Beach, California city council and is currently the only openly gay elected official in all of Orange County. From earlier this week, here’s his opening speech to the council. Congratulations, Councilman Shaw!

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