Tag Archives: marriage equality

HomoQuotable – David Benkof

“The Human Rights Campaign, America’s largest gay-rights group, recently announced plans to spend at least a half-million dollars to defeat the California Marriage Protection Act. What a waste; gays and lesbians have far more urgent needs. The Golden State constitutional amendment poses no substantive threat to them – it will take nothing away from same-sex couples but the word “marriage.” ...

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Thousands Of New York Couples Headed To Marry In California

Via USA Today: Jeff Friedman and Andrew Zwerin were high school sweethearts on Long Island. After college and graduate school, they returned to New York to Rockville Centre. When they adopted Joshua, now 4, Friedman quit his job as a lawyer to be a stay-at-home dad. Despite deep roots in New York, they will fly to Los Angeles this month ...

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Boycott Bolthouse Juice

The gay blogosphere got angry yesterday upon news that the guy who founded juice company Bolthouse Farms, a brand popular with many gay health and fitness enthusiasts, has donated $100,000 to support the anti-gay marriage ballot measure in California. Bakersfield carrot farmer William Bolthouse donated $100,000 to an initiative aiming to fight gay marriage — a measure that will appear ...

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Jay Leno Comes Out
(In Support of Gay Marriage)

Perhaps as penance for his recent “gay face” controversy, Tonight Show host Jay Leno will appear at a gay marriage rally at a West Hollywood gay bar tonight. Jay Leno will be among the boldfaced names at a gay marriage celebration and rally tomorrow night at the Abbey in West Hollywood. T.R. Knight will join the Matthew Shepard Foundation’s Judy ...

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No Stay Of CA Marriage Ruling

This just in: California’s highest court has refused to stay until after the November election its decision legalizing same-sex marriage in the state. Conservative religious and legal groups had asked the California Supreme Court to stop its order from becoming effective until voters have the chance to weigh in on the issue. An initiative that would amend the state constitution ...

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Who’s More Excited?

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Gay Marriage Ban Qualifies For CA Ballot

Not really big news as the haters had twice the necessary signatures: An initiative that would again outlaw gay marriage in California has qualified for the November ballot, the Secretary of State announced Monday. California Secretary of State Debra Bowen said a random check of signatures submitted by the measure’s sponsors showed that they had gathered enough names for it ...

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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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Out Of State Gay Marriages To Stand In NY

Expanding on the May 5th decision by the New York State Court Of Appeals that the state must recognize legal gay marriages performed in other jurisdictions, Gov. David Paterson has issued a broad directive to New York state agencies commanding them to prepare policies and procedures to do so. Gov. David A. Paterson has directed all state agencies to begin ...

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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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June10th: Maine’s Anti-Gay Petition Drive

Boo-hooing that they are being intimidated, wingnuts in Maine are crying foul because LGBT activists plan to stand next to them at polling places during the primary and urge voters not to sign their anti-gay petition. Via WingNutDaily: A lobby for homosexuals and transgenders in Maine has announced plans to shadow individuals who will be working to collect signatures on ...

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Man In Dress Hates Gay Marriage

In what is believed to be a reaction to the gay marriage ruling in California, Ill Papa restated his opposition, saying, “The union of love, based on matrimony between a man and a woman, which makes up the family, represents a good for all society that can not be substituted by, confused with, or compared to other types of unions.” ...

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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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Ellen’s Marriage Announcement

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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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Cooper, Savage, Idiot Spar On Marriage

Anderson Cooper hosted Dan Savage and Family Research Council spokes-twat Tony Perkins to spar over gay marriage. Cooper lets Dan Savage get the final word.

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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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