Tag Archives: California

CALIFORNIA: Gay Ed Bill Passes In Senate

California’s education bill requiring that notable LGBT people be positively portrayed in textbooks was passed yesterday by the state Senate. If the bill is adopted by the state Assembly and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, California would become the first state to require the teaching of gay history. Supporters say the move is needed to counter anti-gay stereotypes and beliefs ...

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CALIFORNIA: Christianists Ramp Up Attacks On Gay-Positive Education Bill

Anti-gay Christianist groups are launching an all-out war on California’s pending SB 48 bill, which calls for the inclusion of notable LGBT figures in lessons about civics and history. From a World Net Daily story about “sexual brainwashing”: “Life has consequences. This is what parents get with the Democrats,” said SaveCalifornia.com President Randy Thomasson (pictured). “It’s what they get with ...

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Quote Of The Day – Randy Thomasson

“This shows that you cannot trust the Democrat legislators, the homosexual agenda people at all, and you cannot trust the teachers unions — the California Teachers Association and the California Federation of Teachers boldly and brashly supported this bill in committee. They want children in the classrooms statewide to be taught that they can be homosexual or bisexual or transsexual ...

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CALIFORNIA: Target Sues Gay Group

Saying that they are annoying the customers, Target has filed suit against an LGBT group that has been gathering marriage petitions outside its San Diego locations. Target says that the gay group’s activists regularly canvass outside eight San Diego stores and refuse to leave when asked. The retailer says it receives around a dozen complaints every day from shoppers angry ...

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SAN FRANCISCO: Now With Fewer Kids

NOM president Brian Brown is gleefully tweeting out the link to a story about the declining number of children living in San Francisco. Because them there evil homofascists are chasing all the families away. It certainly can’t be because San Francisco is one of the most expensive cities in the nation, can it? Families that remain in The City are ...

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Photo Of The Day

A shrine to Elizabeth Taylor has sprung up in the West Hollywood gay bar The Abbey, where Taylor was known to drop in. This weekend the bar will donate proceeds from sales of their Blue Velvet martini to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. (Via – TMZ)

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More On The Crystal Cathedral Flap

Last week California’s Crystal Cathedral demanded that its choir sign an anti-gay statement, leading to turmoil within the family of Pastor Robert Schuller, the church’s relatively gay-friendly founder, who has now denounced the statement. Cue Peter LaBarbera: “If the biblical model for sex in marriage is now too controversial for major pastors like Robert Schuller, we are really in a ...

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CALIFORNIA: Ninth Circuit Court Denies Request To Resume Same-Sex Marriages

Today the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the request to vacate their stay on the overturn of Proposition 8 and allow the resumption of same-sex marriages in California. Federal Judge Vaughn Walker ruled last year that Proposition 8 was unconstitutional and ordered that same-sex weddings be allowed to resume. That decision was appealed to the Ninth Circuit, where the ...

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Quote of The Day – Karen England

“If you’re born a male or a female, then you should remain a male or a female on your birth certificate. It’s actually quite deceptive — and it shouldn’t be legal to be able to have a birth certificate that has you identified as one sex when you’re really another sex altogether. I don’t know why we need to have ...

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Crystal Cathedral To Choir: Sign This Anti-Gay Statement Or Leave The Group

The choir at California’s famed Crystal Cathedral is being asked to sign an anti-gay statement or they’ll be booted from the group. And that has some choir members very unhappy. Former and current choir members say they are particularly offended by a statement in the document that refers to homosexuality. Long-time church members say this is the first time they ...

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CALIFORNIA: Teacher Accused Of Writing “S” For Sinner On Gay Student’s Hand

Gay students at a southern California public high school have gone to the ACLU with complaints about a pattern of harassment from their teachers. In one instance, a Paloma Valley High School student alleged a teacher wrote an “S” on her hand and called her “a sinner.” In another, a student group says it was barred from doing an activity ...

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LAUNCHED: DJ Neil Lewis Podcasts

My pal Leif Wauters is spearheading an effort to post the sets of the late and legendary DJ Neil Lewis, whose epic work is considered by many to represent a pinnacle of San Francisco nightlife. Welcome to the premier podcast of Neil’s recorded sets from his nights at Pleasuredome. Each release represents both sides of an audio cassette tape recording ...

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Morning View – Market Street

Embiggens nicely.

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Morning View – Pine Street

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Afternoon View – Ferry Building

I’m back in San Francisco for a few days.

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CALIFORNIA: Teabaggers Heckle And Protest Muslim Charity Event

The UK Guardian reports: As the video shows, the rhetoric of the protesters became increasingly venomous toward the families and children who came to attend the ICNA Relief fundraising dinner. Protesters shouted invective statements such as “Go home terrorist,” “Muhammad is a pervert, Muhammad is a child molester,” “Go home and beat your wife, she needs a good beating,” at ...

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Alzheimer’s Patient Wants To Marry While He Still Recognizes His Partner

Californians Ed Watson and Derence Kernik have been together for 40 years, but Ed has been been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and the couple is desperately hoping to marry while he can still recognize Derence. In a totally fucking related development, today the American Family Association denounced attempts to have the stay on Prop 8 lifted, using the headline, “Patience Is ...

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CALIFORNIA: Attorney General Kamala Harris Demands Lift In Prop 8 Stay

California Attorney General Kamala Harris today filed a request with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, demanding that they lift their stay on the overturn of Proposition 8 and immediately allow the resumption of same-sex marriages. Attorney General Harris said it is unlikely that an appeal will succeed in overturning Judge Walker’s ruling that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. The appeal’s ...

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CALIFORNIA: Imperial County Doesn’t Back Its Own Clerk On Prop 8 Filing

On Friday Imperial County clerk Chuck Storey filed to defend Prop 8 before the Ninth Circuit Court with the help of the anti-gay Christianist legal firm, Advocates for Faith & Freedom. But Storey’s own county Board of Supervisors isn’t behind him. “He is taking up the banner, I guess if you will, on something we couldn’t legally do,” said county ...

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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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