Tag Archives: California

CALIFORNIA: Democrat Kamala Harris Wins State Attorney General Race

It took weeks of the tedious counting of provisional ballots, but San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris has at last been named California’s Attorney General-elect. Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley has conceded. Aside from completing a virtual Democratic sweep of all of California’s top offices, Harris’ win is good news for the gay community as she has vowed not ...

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Scissoring For Equality

This is one of the more amusing/odd stories we’ll read today. From California State University, Long Beach. About 24 theatre arts majors protested in front of Brotman Hall on Wednesday by tribbing with one another, a lesbian sex act commonly known as “scissoring.” The demonstration was in response to Cal State Long Beach refusing to advertise a play on the ...

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Ninth Circuit Sets Prop 8 Timetable

Here’s how it’s going to go down at 10am on December 6th. The Court orders that oral argument in these appeals be conducted in the following manner: The argument shall be divided into two hour-long sessions, with a brief recess in between. In the first hour, the parties shall address each appellant’s standing and any other procedural matters that may ...

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CALIFORNIA: Still No Result In AG Race

We still don’t know who California’s new attorney general will be and may not know for weeks. San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris, who would be the state’s first black AG, has promised that she would not attempt to defend Proposition 8 should she be elected. Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley, who has said that he will definitely ...

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CALIFORNIA: Prop 8 Attorney Andy Pugno LOSES Race For State Assembly

Protect Marriage lead attorney Andy Pugno has lost his bid for the California Assembly, despite the heavy backing of NOM. Icing on the cake: winner Richard Pan is a strong supporter of LGBT rights. SUCK IT, NOM! (Tipped by JMG reader Ray)

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CALIFORNIA: Legalized Pot Bill Fails

California’s Prop 19, which would have decriminalized the possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, has failed by a wide margin. The initiative would have eliminated all criminal penalties for adults 21 and older who planted marijuana in a plot of up to 25 square feet or possessed up to an ounce for personal use. It also would have ...

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CALIFORNIA: Attorney General Jerry Brown Defeats Meg “$150M” Whitman

Meg Whitman pissed away $150M of her own money in her losing bid to Attorney General Jerry Brown, giving her the all-time global record for most money ever wasted on a losing political campaign. Please please let there be a photo op when the Guiness Book Of Hilarious Records shows up at her house tomorrow. On a more serious note, ...

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Noose Hung At Equality California

Workers arrived at the Santa Ana office of Equality California to find a small string noose hanging from the door. Local police were uninterested. EQCA employee Mel Distel relates her exchange with the cop who responded to her call: “There was nothing they could do, of course, there was no suspect and no crime had been committed. The officer said ...

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New York Times Asks: Why Aren’t Gays Fired Up Against Meg Whitman?

The New York Times observes that there appears to be “little passion” among LGBT voters regarding the outcome of California’s gubernatorial race. And that’s curious because Meg Whitman has vowed to attempt to defend Proposition 8 in the Ninth Circuit Court, should she be elected. Intervention would be an “unprecedented situation,” said Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the law school at ...

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CALIFORNIA: AG Jerry Brown Holding Nice Lead Over Meg Whitman

The last couple of polls including the one published yesterday show Attorney General Jerry Brown sitting on a rather comfortable lead over Meg Whitman. That’s potentially good news regarding Proposition 8.

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CALIFORNIA: Sen. Barbara Boxer Holding Decent Lead Over Carly Fiorina

It’s looking more and more like Sen. Barbara Boxer is going to be able to fend off Carly “Demon Sheep” Fiorina, who this week poured another million from her HP golden parachute into her campaign. Fiorina has spent $6.5M of her own money so far, but still lags far behind Boxer in overall fundraising.

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Marijuana Laws By State

As California prepares to vote on Proposition 19, which would decriminalize the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana to the level of a parking ticket, NORML (the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) provides this snapshot of pot laws around the country. (Via – Andrew Sullivan)

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Paid For By Meg Whitman Who Invented Everything Good In California

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Meg Whitman IS The Governator

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Tweet Of The Day – AFER

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CALIFORNIA: Jerry Brown Increases Slight Lead Over Meg Whitman

Polling averages still call it a toss-up, but yesterday’s Survey USA poll shows Jerry Brown with a seven-point lead over Meg Whitman, who doesn’t appear to have been seriously damaged by her housekeeper scandal.

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HRC & Courage Campaign To Carly Fiorina: Reject The Extremists At NOM

NOM has spent over $220K supporting Carly Fiorina. HRC and the Courage Campaign want Fiorina to reject their support as religious extremism.

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New From Steve Pougnet

Openly gay Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet continues to trail in his bid to unseat Rep. Mary Bono Mack. Last week Pougnet received the endorsement of Equality California. Meanwhile the Palm Springs sex sting scandal continues to fester.

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CALIFORNIA: AFER Files Proposition 8 Response Brief With Ninth Circuit Court

The Olson/Boies team at Americans For Equal Rights have filed their response defending Judge Walker’s decision on Proposition 8.

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California Nurses Against Meg Whitman

The California Nurses Association is launching a Queen Meg 2010 bus tour in opposition to Meg Whitman. Here’s their music video.

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