Tag Archives: marriage equality

WordPerfect Founder Bruce Bastian Pledges $1M To Fight Prop 8

Utah resident and WordPerfect cofounder Bruce Bastian has pledged $1M to fight California’s Proposition 8 as out-of-state money continues to roll in on both sides of the issue. When Bruce Bastian of Utah stood up Saturday night at a San Francisco dinner and wrote a $1 million check for the campaign against Proposition 8, he made it clearer than ever ...

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Prop. 8 Reworded (It’s A Good Thing)

The California Attorney General’s office has reworded Proposition 8 so that voters understand that they would be rescinding an existing right. The new text: Proposition 8ELIMINATES RIGHT OF SAME-SEX COUPLES TO MARRY.INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT Changes California Constitution to eliminate right of same-sex couples to marry. Provides that only a marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized ...

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LA Police Chief Donates Against Prop.8

Los Angeles chief of police William J. Bratton supports gay marriage and has made a personal donation to the fight against Proposition 8. LAPD Police Chief William J. Bratton has come out — in favor of gay marriage. As a wedding gift to friend and celebrity publicist Howard Bragman and his longtime partner, Chuck O’Donnell, Bratton made it official: He ...

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Majority Oppose Prop 8

Using the same language as the amendment, a new Field Poll shows that a majority of Californians continue to oppose Proposition 8. Pollsters expect opposition to grow. Proposition 8, the constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in California, is opposed by 51 percent of likely voters with 42 percent in favor, according to a new Field Poll. Those results ...

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CA Supremes: Prop 8 Stays On Ballot

In a setback for the marriage equality battle in California, this afternoon the state Supreme Court refused to remove Proposition 8 from the November ballot. The state Supreme Court refused today to remove a proposed ban on same-sex marriage from the November ballot. The initiative, Proposition 8, is a state constitutional amendment that would overturn the court’s May 15 ruling ...

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Rift Develops Between Prop. 8 Backers

There’s trouble between the two biggest backers of California’s Proposition 8, the November ballot measure that would overturn gay marriage. One group of haters doesn’t want the other group of haters joining the fight to keep the measure on the ballot. Because, get this, they hate TOO much. A united front by conservative forces against same-sex marriage in California is ...

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Massachusetts Senate Repeals Marriage Residency Requirement

Today the Massachusetts Senate repealed the 1913 law limiting marriages performed there to residents of the state. The bill passed by a general voice vote with no objections. The bill now moves to the state House of Representatives where it is expected to pass overwhelmingly. Governor Deval Patrick has promised to approve the bill “proudly”, which will put a recognized-at-home ...

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No Gifts, Please

Many marrying mo’s in California are requesting no wedding gifts, instead they are asking friends and family to donate to the fight against Proposition 8. Gays and lesbians marrying in California are ditching traditional wedding gifts and asking friends to contribute money to fight a ballot measure that would make their unions illegal. A month after California began legally marrying ...

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John McCain’s Sham Marriage

Today Michelangelo Signorile blasts the hypocrisy of John McCain’s stance on gay marriage, pointing out yesterday’s Los Angeles Times story which discusses the fact that McCain got engaged to his present wife Cindy while still legally married to his first wife, who had just been in a devastating car accident. In fact, McCain got his marriage license with Cindy several ...

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Wingnuttery Of The Day

From the Campaign for Children and Families, the group behind Proposition 8 in California.

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HomoQuotable – David Benkof

“It is with great sadness that I announce that I feel I must withdraw from openly supporting man-woman marriage in the United States. I recently learned quite a bit of disturbing information that makes it impossible for me to continue supporting a movement I no longer respect. I have not yet decided when or even if I will write about ...

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Census Bureau: No Counting Gay Marriages

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it will not be counting gay marriages in its 2010 nationwide count of Americans and how they live. In fact they will “edit” the responses of legally married gay couples to change their status to “unmarried partners.” The U.S. Census Bureau, reacting to the federal Defense of Marriage Act and other mandates, plans to ...

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HomoQuotable – Robert Dekoven

“Many people are deeply upset that our fundamental right to marry will soon appear on a ballot for public vote. It won’t be the first time in California’s history. In past elections, we’ve had to fight against initiatives that would have prohibited GLBT teachers from teaching in public schools and an initiative that sought to segregate HIV-positive people from the ...

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Boycott Launched Against CA Hotelier

A coalition of marriage equality advocates and a hotel workers union in California are calling for a boycott of Hyatt hotels owned by San Diego tycoon Doug Manchester after he donated $125K in support of Proposition 8, the November ballot measure that would overturn gay marriage. The group’s message Thursday was to urge residents and tourists to stay at other ...

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Massachusetts May Roll Back Residency Requirement For Marriage

Good news out of Massachusetts – by next week gay New Yorkers may have a shorter trip to get hitched. State lawmakers are expected to vote next week on repealing a 1913 law that prevents out-of-state gay and lesbian couples from getting married in Massachusetts, reigniting a divisive debate on an issue that has stirred passions and put the state ...

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Marilyn Muskrat Back To Hating

Homegirl of the KKK, Colorado Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-Duh), is making her third run at instituting a federal constitutional amendment banning marriage equality and has signed on as co-sponsor of the latest attempt. After more than a year of silence on amending the Constitution, and now facing a tough battle for re-election to a third term, Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-Colo.) ...

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Obama Comes Out Against CA Marriage Ban

Barack Obama has issued a letter to a San Francisco-based gay political group in which he states his opposition to the November ballot measure which would ban gay marriage in California. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, who previously said the issue of gay marriage should be left up to each state, has announced his opposition to a California ballot measure ...

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Schwarzenegger On Meet The Press

On Meet The Press yesterday, Tom Brokaw asked California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger about the gay marriage ballot referendum. MR. BROKAW: You have a lot of propositions on the ballot again this fall. One of them would mean a constitutional ban on gay marriages. Do you support that? GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER: No, not at all. As a matter of fact, I think ...

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Gay Marriage Back On AZ Ballot

Just as in 2006, an anti-gay marriage ballot referendum will go before Arizona’s voters in November. In the final hours of one of the longest state legislative sessions on record, state Senators approved a measure sending a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage to the fall ballot. The long-anticipated vote on the measure followed hours of angry, raucous debate, in which ...

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McSame Joins Gay Haters In CA

It took McSame a long time to finally say what we knew was coming. Here’s his short email to the haters of Protect Marriage. “I support the efforts of the people of California to recognize marriage as a unique institution between a man and a woman, just as we did in my home state of Arizona. I do not believe ...

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