Tag Archives: California

Rock For Equality: Hundreds Rally In CA For Social Security Benefits

Hundreds of activists and politicians rallied in West Hollywood this weekend calling for equality in Social Security benefits. Speakers included Sen. Barbara Boxer and NGLTF head Rea Carey. State and local officials joined hundreds of people outside the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center in Hollywood on Sunday morning to kick off a national grass-roots campaign demanding equal Social Security ...

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The Kids Are Alright

This made me tear up a little. (Via – AmericaBlog)

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War Criminal: Activists Disrupt Karl Rove Book Signings In California

Karl Rove’s book signing in Beverly Hills was cut short yesterday when activists from Code Pink attempted to conduct a citizen’s arrest. About 100 fans came out to hear Karl Rove at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills Monday night to discuss his book “Courage and Consequences: My Life As a Conservative In The Fight,” — but the fight wasn’t ...

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Minister Faces Church Court For Performing Same-Sex Marriages

Retired Presbyterian minister Jane Spahr may face a church court trial for officiating same-sex marriages. Even though the marriages were legal at the time. This is the second time Spahr is facing church sanctions. Spahr, who lives with her son and 6-year-old granddaughter in San Francisco, freely acknowledges the church’s allegations that she married a lesbian couple in June, 2008, ...

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Poll: Majority In CA Now Support Marriage

For the first time, a slim majority of polled Californians support marriage equality. And a whopping 75% support the repeal of DADT. A Public Policy Institute of California survey released Wednesday found a record high 50 percent of Californians said they back gay marriage, with 45 percent opposed. It comes less than two years after voters approved a constitutional amendment ...

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Prop 8 Trial Conclusion May Be Delayed By Evidence Ruling

A California magistrate has ruled that the good guys in Perry vs. Schwarzenegger must submit all of their internal documents, the same condition imposed on Protect Marriage at the start of the trial. (Protect Marriage sent out a triumphant press release about this on Monday.) But the ACLU and others don’t want to comply and this may delay a decision ...

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CA Court Rules That Threatening Anti-Gay Web Comments Are Not Free Speech

A California court has ruled that a 15 year-old boy whose personal website was flooded with anti-gay threats can sue the classmates who made them. In a 2-1 ruling Monday, the Second District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles said the violent language of the message – threatening to “rip out your … heart and feed it to you” and ...

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Meg Whitman Wigs Out At Own Presser

Former eBay CEO and candidate for California governor Meg Whitman had the media thrown out of the press conference that SHE called. Loves it. (Via – Boy Culture)

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Pastor Jim Garlow: God Decided To Pass Prop 8 Because Christians Fasted

Right Wing Watch: [Garlow] explains how he knew that fasting and prayer were going to be the key to passing Prop 8 in California, so that is why he personally convinced Lou Engle and The Call to move to the state for six months to focus on it. He explains that for the 40 days leading up to the election, ...

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Sen. Roy Ashburn Comes Out But Plans To Continue Voting Anti-Gay

Gay Politics reports that CA state Rep. Roy Ashburn came out on a Sacramento radio station today. But he says he’s going to continue his anti-gay voting ways, because that’s what his constituents want. “I am gay. Those are the words that have been so difficult for me for so long. It is something that is personal, and I don’t ...

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West Sacramento Mayor: I Outed Ashburn On Facebook Six Months Ago

West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon tells local news that he outed state Sen. Roy Ashburn on his Facebook page six months ago. That’s great. Too bad nobody ever found out about it. Like Equality California. Or the Courage Campaign. Or any LGBT media outlet. RELATED: Over at Boy Culture, Matt Rettenmund has some screencaps of the Facebook page of Ashburn’s ...

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SF: Three Men Arrested In Anti-Gay Drive-By BB Gun Shooting

If you think it’s hilarious to drive around shooting a BB gun at suspected homos, you probably shouldn’t videotape yourself doing it. The victim of Friday’s attack was walking on the 3200 block of 16th Street near Guerrero Street about 10 p.m. when a car pulled up and someone inside opened fire with a BB rifle, police said. The man ...

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COLLUSION: People Knew Roy Ashburn Was Gay And They Said Nothing

At least two California newspapers and the openly gay mayor of West Sacramento knew anti-gay state Sen. Roy Ashburn was gay and yet they said nothing. On Wednesday, Ashburn was arrested for DUI while leaving a Sacramento gay bar in the company of as yet unidentified man. Last summer an editor at Ashburn’s hometown paper, the Bakersfield Californian, heard that ...

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Anti-Gay GOP CA State Sen. Roy Ashburn Busted For DUI While Leaving Sacramento Gay Bar With Another Man

Anti-gay GOP California state Sen. Roy Ashburn was arrested for DUI yesterday after leaving Faces, a popular Sacramento gay bar, with an unidentified male passenger. Ashburn has been a loud opponent of LGBT rights and has organized and hosted anti-gay marriage rallies for the Traditional Values Coalition. He also has a 100% rating from the anti-gay Capitol Resource Family Impact ...

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Former California Governor Jerry Brown Announces Run For Governor Of California

He’s already been governor twice, but that was before term limits so here we go again. I have a fond spot for Governor Moonbeam.

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UC Davis LGBT Center Vandalized

The LGBT center at the University of California campus in Davis was struck by graffiti vandals over the weekend. For now, the damage will remain as a symbol of anti-gay sentiment. From a UC Davis bulletin: On the night of February 26th the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center experienced acts of vandalism. The entrance to the LGBTRC was ...

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Parents Sue To End Anti-Bullying Course

Two parents are suing the Alameda County school district in California because they don’t want kids to be taught that it’s wrong to beat up gay kids. Kerry Cook and Serena Dietrich filed a suit Feb. 18 in Alameda County Superior Court that seeks to nullify the school board’s Dec. 8 vote to readopt Lesson 9 for Alameda’s elementary schools ...

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God Hates World Net Daily

Today God smote the online sales division of World Net Daily when He crashed a small plane into their power supply. The crash of a small airplane today in a residential neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area that killed three people also took out a local power distribution facility, shutting down the online operations for the WND Superstore. While ...

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The Push To Place Prop 8 Repeal On 2010 Ballot Continues

Via Truth And Hope: Sometimes there is not much to say other than to get right to the point. In the next few weeks, the people of California will decide if we will put Marriage Equality back on the ballot in 2010, or if we will allow Prop 8 to stand and ask the LGBT community to wait at least ...

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ACLU Demands California Professor Stop Teaching Anti-Gay Health Lies

The ACLU has sent a letter to Fresno City College demanding that health professor Dr. Bradley Lopez stop teaching anti-gay lies to his students. The ACLU letter includes several examples of Professor Lopez teaching sectarian views and personal bias as “fact.” In recent lectures, Professor Lopez: * Presented a slide listing “homosexual facts,” including that homosexuality is a “biological misapplication ...

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