Tag Archives: California

Gay Marriages To Boost CA Economy

Via the Los Angeles Times: Forget economic stimulus checks. Same-sex marriages may give California just the financial boost it needs. Wedding planners, bakers and hotels began booking more business almost immediately after the state Supreme Court’s May 15 decision overturning a ban on gay marriage. Citing pent-up demand, one UCLA study projects that same-sex unions could provide a $370-million shot ...

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CA Asks Court Not To Delay Marriages

The state of California is fighting the wingnuts that want a stay of the ruling approving marriage equality. After fighting same-sex marriage for four years, the state Thursday urged the California Supreme Court to reject petitions that would delay enforcement of the court’s landmark ruling permitting gays to wed. “This historic litigation is now concluded,” wrote Senior Assistant Atty. Gen. ...

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New CA Poll: Majority Approve Marriage Equality For First Time Ever

By a tiny margin, for the first time ever a majority of polled Californians say they now approve of gay marriage. In a dramatic reversal of decades of public opinion, California voters agree by a slim majority that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry, according to a Field Poll released today. By 51-42 percent, registered voters said they believed ...

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Wingnuts Call On California’s County Clerks To Refuse Marriage Licenses To Gays

From the Campaign To Save Children and Families: ACTION: If your county approved Prop. 22, please call your county clerk immediately. Urge him or her not to issue marriage licenses to anyone but a man and a woman. Urge your county clerk to: “Do what’s right, maintain public order, uphold the marriage statutes, and respect the democratic process by NOT ...

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CA Readies For Marriage Rush

Here come the brides. And the grooms. Los Angeles County will be ready to meet the increased demand for civil marriage ceremonies and license applications on June 16, when the recent state Supreme Court ruling overturning a same-sex marriage ban will take effect, acting County Clerk Dean Logan said Tuesday. “Our staff is busy going about the process of preparing ...

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CA Marriage Ruling Could Send Issue To U.S. Supreme Court

From the San Jose Mercury News: It was 1964. Conservative groups across California, angered by a new law aimed at discriminatory housing practices, mobilized to wipe the law off the books by amending the state constitution. The initiative was a hit at the ballot box. Two-thirds of the state’s voters approved the change in the constitution. But the new law ...

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HomoQuotable – George “Sulu” Takei

“Our California dream is reality. Brad Altman and I can now marry. We are overjoyed! At long last, the barrier to full marriage rights for same-sex couples has been torn down. We are equal with all citizens of our state! “The California Supreme Court has ruled that all Californians have a fundamental right to marry the person he or she ...

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Our Hero: Chief Justice Ronald George

The Los Angeles Times has published an interview with California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald M. George, the man who wrote the ruling overturning that state’s ban on gay marriage. In the days leading up to the California Supreme Court’s historic same-sex marriage ruling Thursday, the decision “weighed most heavily” on Chief Justice Ronald M. George — more so, he ...

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Marry The Bear

Via JMG reader Greg, here’s a shot of a furry would-be groom at last night’s impromptu party in the Castro. From all accounts, it was quite a thrilling night to be out on the street with our people. I wonder how many folks didn’t make it to work this morning?

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Wingnuts Ask For Delay In Marriages

A conservative group is already petitioning the California Supreme Court to delay any same-sex marriages until after November’s ballot measure vote. Even as same-sex couples across California begin making plans to tie the knot, opponents are redoubling their efforts to make sure wedding bells never ring for gay couples in the nation’s most populous state. A conservative group said it ...

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Ellen & Portia To Marry

During a taping of her show yesterday, Ellen Degeneres announced that she would be marrying her partner Portia de Rossi. The announcement came hours after California’s Supreme Court issued their ruling. The show will air today. I’ll have the clip for you later today. Kudos to Ellen and Portia for wasting no time. This immediate announcement by America’s most popular ...

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Jubilation On The Courthouse Steps

The decision comes at the 3:30 mark. Grab a Kleenex.

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California Marriage Reactions

Some reactions to the ruling…. Obama campaign: Barack Obama has always believed that same-sex couples should enjoy equal rights under the law, and he will continue to fight for civil unions as President. He respects the decision of the California Supreme Court, and continues to believe that states should make their own decisions when it comes to the issue of ...

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Gay Marriage Ban Overturned In California

Via SFGate.com: The California Supreme Court has overturned a ban on gay marriage, paving the way for California to become the second state where gay and lesbian residents can marry. The case involved a series of lawsuits seeking to overturn a voter-approved law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. With the ruling, California could ...

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CA Supes To Rule On Marriage Tomorrow

A bulletin from the Califoria Supreme Court confirms (PDF) that it will issue its ruling on same-sex marriage tomorrow at 10AM PST. The ruling is expected to be favorable and celebrations are already being planned. You are invited to attend an Interfaith Celebration of Thanksgiving with the Los Angeles plaintiffs in the California Supreme Court marriage case, The Reverend Dr. ...

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Double The Hate, Twice The Hope

Proponents of a proposed anti-gay marriage referendum in California claim to have gathered nearly twice the necessary signatures needed to place the item on the November ballot. The sponsors of a proposed constitutional amendment to outlaw same-sex marriage in California said Monday they have gathered enough signatures to qualify the measure for the November ballot. A coalition of religious groups ...

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California Supreme Court Rumored To Be Set To Approve Gay Marriage

From the Huffington Post’s Ryan J. Davis: Sources wishing to remain anonymous in the California Court System indicate that the court, which has until June 2, 2008 to issue it’s marriage ruling, is considering issuing it on Friday, May 23, 2008, with the decision being written by Chief Justice Ronald George. The Court is readying itself for a backlash that ...

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Brilliance From San Francisco

There’s a movement afoot among those wacky San Franciscans to rename a local sewage plant in “honor” of George W. Bush. Looking to honor the forty-third President of the United States of America, George W. Bush, the recently formed Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco is looking to change the name of the Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Facility. It seems the ...

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Governator: I Will Fight Gay Marriage Foes

Well, this is a suh-weet way to end the week! Speaking to the annual Log Cabin Republicans convention in San Diego, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said that if the current initiative to ban gay marriage in California makes it to the November ballot, he will fight against its passage. Gay journalist Rex Wockner quotes Schwarzenegger as saying: “Well, first of all, ...

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