Tag Archives: Jerry Sanders

Quote Of The Day – Jerry Sanders

“Equality isn’t something you can quantify. But it’s something that has to be there. I think it’s coming right away. The Supreme Court’s going to take up [the appeal of Prop. 8 supporters] and I think they’re going to let [gay marriage] stand in California because they don’t want to deal with it. The voters are going for it. Young ...

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SAN DIEGO: Openly Gay Mayoral Candidate Backed By Major Prop 8 Supporter

In the above tweet openly gay San Diego mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio thanks local business mogul Terry Castor for his support. Which may seem quite strange to you, since Castor and his family collectively donated almost $700,000 to Proposition 8, more than any other group in the city. San Diego City Beat observes: According to a March 2008 story from ...

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70 Big-City Mayors Join Together To Advocate For Same-Sex Marriage

The Wall Street Journal reports: The mayors of several big cities, including Chicago, New York, Boston and Los Angeles, are joining together to support same-sex marriage rights, a move that could put additional pressure on President Barack Obama to do the same. The effort is being organized by Freedom to Marry, an advocacy group that plans a news conference Friday ...

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NOM: Prop 8 Happened Because Of San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders

Writing on NOM’s blog, Maggie Gallagher claims that Prop 8 would never have happened had San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders not come out in support of marriage equality. San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders testified today in the Prop 8 trial, in favor of misusing the Consittution to overturn the rights of 7 million Californian voters. Here’s the interesting thing most ...

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Today At The Prop 8 Trial: San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders To Testify

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, who in 2007 publicly reversed his position on marriage equality in a tearful press conference, is scheduled to testify today at Perry vs. Schwarzenegger. Today’s witness list, per Americans For Equal Rights: Jerry Sanders, the current Republican Mayor and former Police Chief of the City of San Diego who is the father of a lesbian ...

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Gay-Friendly GOP San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders To Testify For Olson/Boies

Republican San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, who in 2007 changed his mind on same-sex marriage in a tear-filled press conference with his lesbian daughter, will testify in the federal suit to repeal Prop 8 being brought by superstar lawyers Ted Olson and David Boies. San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders will be a witness in the upcoming federal court trial over ...

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San Diego’s Mayor Announces Lesbian Daughter’s Engagement At Eve Of Justice

San Diego’s very gay friendly Mayor Jerry Sanders announced the engagement of his lesbian daughter from the stage of yesterday’s Eve Of Justice rally. “I want to thank each of you for your dedication, and I see you all over the city and I see you marching and I see you talking to people, I see you lobbying, I see ...

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Thousands Rally Against Prop 8 In San Diego’s Gayborhood

Describing it as the largest LGBT event to hit San Diego outside of gay Pride, our man Rex Wockner attended a huge anti-Prop 8 rally last night in that city’s biggest gayborhood. Between 7,000 and 10,000 people took to University Avenue in San Diego’s heavily gay Hillcrest district the evening of Nov. 1 to protest Proposition 8, the Nov. 4 ...

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At The Log Cabin Convention

[ABOVE: San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders (left) with Log Cabin Republicans President Patrick Sammon. Photo by Rex Wockner.] Gay journalist Rex Wockner attended the Log Cabin Republicans’ annual convention in San Diego yesterday, where Mayor Jerry Sanders gave the welcoming remarks. (You may recall Sanders’ very moving change of heart on gay marriage last year.) Wockner spoke with LCR President ...

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HomoQuotable – Lisa Sanders

“I’m just very proud of my father. And to be a part of this. It’s about equality, and he’s doing the right thing, and I’m very confident in him.” – Lisa Sanders, lesbian daughter of San Diego’s Republican Mayor Jerry Sanders, who outed her during his press conference endorsing San Diego’s pro-gay marriage resolution. (Via – Rex Wockner.) Sanders is ...

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HomoQuotable – Matt Foreman

“San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders’ emotional statement brought me – and I know millions of other gay and lesbian people – to tears. Simply, directly, and most importantly from the heart, he said what we yearn to hear from our leaders – that our relationships are just as meaningful and just as deserving of the same protections as everyone else’s. ...

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San Diego’s Republican Mayor Changes His Mind About Gay Marriage

Just one day after pledging to veto Tuesday’s pro-gay marriage resolution by the San Diego City Council, Republican Mayor Jerry Sanders abruptly switched gears yesterday and signed the resolution, outing his lesbian daughter in the process. Fighting back tears, Sanders told reporters, “Two years ago, I believed that civil unions were a fair alternative. Those beliefs, in my case, have ...

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