Tag Archives: California

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Cindy Jacobs: God Will Destroy CA With An Earthquake If Prop 8 Is Repealed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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VIDEOS: The Full Prop 8 Hearing

In case you were unable to watch it live, here’s the complete 2.5 hour hearing of the appeal of Proposition 8 by the Ninth Circuit Court. For amusement, jump to the befuddled, stammering testimony of the Imperial County lawyer at 13:00 in the first clip.

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David Boies & Chad Griffin On Hardball

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LIVE VIDEO: Prop 8 Appeal Hearing

There’s also a live stream from NOM further down today’s postings, which may prove entertaining if things go our way. If you have access to a television, C-SPAN will be covering it live and online too. Things are set to begin at 1pm EST. Watch live ABC’s live analysis here (they’ve apparently decided not to allow embedding of their live ...

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What Might Happen Today With Prop 8?

Over at Metro Weekly, reporter Chris Geidner has posted an excellent 10-item FAQ sheet about today’s hearing of Prop 8 in the Ninth Circuit Court. Question #8 asks: “What Could The Court Rule?” With no specified timeline, the court will issue its ruling — although the fact that the court gave the case expedited consideration as to briefing and the ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Prop 8 Appeal Hearing

The Ninth Circuit Court will hear oral arguments in Perry Vs. Schwarzenegger beginning at 10am (California time.) NOM will be there with live video coverage and commentary. I’ll post another live streaming video source, but you might want to pull this one out and save it in case we lose one of the other signals. ABC’s non-embeddable video stream is ...

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CALIFORNIA: State OSHA Fines Gay Porn Studio For Allowing Barebacking

The California division of OSHA has fined the gay porn studio Treasure Island Media for workplace practices that exposed employees to potentially infectious agents such as semen. The company is appealing the fines, which total over $21,000 for three separate citations. Lyla Katz reports at Xbiz: “On Nov. 5, 2009, Treasure Island Media had failed to write or otherwise establish, ...

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The Full Castro

According to Lauren Smiley’s cover story in the latest issue of SF Weekly, some locals aren’t taking too well to the recent mini-explosion of nude men strolling around the Castro. Nudity, per se, isn’t illegal in San Francisco, but even lots of gay men don’t like running into twigs and berries while doing their shopping. It’s a long feature story, ...

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