Tag Archives: California

Long Beach Elects Gay Mayor

Long Beach, California elected an openly gay mayor yesterday. Long Beach City Councilman Robert Garcia made history Tuesday night when he narrowly defeated businessman Damon Dunn in the race for mayor to become the first Latino, the first openly gay and the youngest person to be mayor of Long Beach. “I think you run, not necessarily to be the first, …

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92,995 People Voted For Orly Taitz

Considering her history, she’ll probably sue over the result.

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SAN DIEGO: Homocon House Candidate Carl DeMaio Survives Primary

As expected, homocon Carl DeMaio finished second in yesterday’s open US House primary in San Diego and will face incumbent Democratic Rep. Scott Peters in November. NOM endorsee Kirk Jorgensen finished a distant third. “Tonight’s win sends a national message to the Republican Party: San Diegans are fed up and frustrated,” DeMaio told supporters Tuesday. “We want the party to …

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SAN DIEGO: Vandal Smashes Office Of Homocon House Candidate Carl DeMaio

The campaign office of homocon US House candidate Carl DeMaio was vandalized yesterday. NBC San Diego reports: Officers arrived at the office in the 9600 block of Black Mountain Road in Miramar around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. They discovered extensive vandalism, including smashed computer screens and cords and cables that had been cut. “Almost every cord inside the entire office – …

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CALIFORNIA: Assembly Approves Bill Mandating Condom Use In Porn Shoots

Via the Associated Press: Porn performers in California must wear condoms during film shoots and their employers must provide regular testing under a bill that passed the state Assembly on Tuesday. The bill, AB1576 by Assemblyman Isadore Hall, D-Compton, advanced to the Senate on a 41-12 vote, the minimum number of votes needed. The bill follows a similar mandate in …

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Fox News Guest Wonders: Was UCSB Shooter Fighting “Homosexual Impulses”?

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CALIFORNIA: Gunman Slays Six After Posting Chilling “Retribution” Video

A mentally ill 22 year-old college student in Santa Barbara, California is dead after killing six people in what police are calling “premeditated mass murder.”  The shooting spree came after the killer posted a chilling YouTube clip titled “Retribution” in which he declared himself to be a virgin and vowed to murder the women who had rejected him Gunfire erupted …

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CALIFORNIA: Assembly To Hear Bill Mandating Condom Use In Porn

The California Assembly will today hear AB1576, a bill that mandates condom use in all porn productions statewide. A similar law was approved by Los Angeles County in 2012. The bill is sponsored by Assembly member Isadora Hall, who is a Baptist minister. Its chief proponent outside the legislature is the combative Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which has made …

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NOM Loses Again, Ninth Circuit Court Upholds Prop 8 Donor Disclosure Law

NOM has lost again. In a 2-1 decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the California law which requires that names of donors to public ballot measures be made public. Sponsors of Proposition 8, the now-overturned initiative allowing only opposite-sex couples to marry in the state, complied with the disclosure law during the 2008 campaign and said some …

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400+ Year Sentence For Leader In “Targeted” Gang Rape Of Lesbian

Via the San Francisco Chronicle: The ringleader of a 2008 gang rape of a Richmond woman who was allegedly targeted because she is a lesbian and then taunted was sentenced to more than 400 years to life in prison. Humberto Salvador, 36, of Richmond was found guilty in December of rape in concert, forcible oral copulation in concert, kidnapping for …

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“Firenadoes” Rage In Southern California

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Cat Saves Child From Dog

Not the usual post for me, but the video is something. Via ABC News in Bakersfield, California: A cat came to her best friend’s rescue Tuesday when the young boy was attacked in his driveway in Southwest Bakersfield. The surveillance video shows the boy playing on his bicycle when a dog sneaks up behind him and grabs his leg. The …

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Homocon House Candidate Carl DeMaio Confesses To Plagiarizing Magazine

Homocon US House candidate Carl DeMaio says he is “mortified” after being busted for plagiarizing a political magazine’s cover story for an “exposé” on Congress that he claimed to have authored. Via the National Journal: DeMaio has claimed to have authored a “report” finding that 102 members of Congress are drawing a government pension atop their congressional salaries. He leaked …

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San Diego Paper: GOP House Candidate Carl DeMaio Is A Hideous Opportunist

From the 2014 primary endorsements page of the San Diego CityBeat: DeMaio is just the most hideous kind of political opportunist. Sure, most politicians do it to an extent, but DeMaio is opportunism and crazed ambition on steroid-boosted steroids. It’s been quite a show to watch him transform his narrative right before our eyes to this “new generation” Republican who’s …

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Orly Taitz: As California AG I’ll Prosecute Officials Who Claim Obama Is American

Batshit crazy birther queen Orly Taitz has filed to run for California Attorney General. If elected she promises to “prosecute state officials who ignored all evidence brought by law enforcement and experts, showing Obama to possess citizenship of Indonesia, fabricated Selective Service certificate, fabricated birth certificate and a CT Social Security number.” She’s not the only looney tune in the …

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Log Cabin: Dem Rep Must Apologize For Linking Blog That Refers To Gay US House Candidate Carl DeMaio As “Mary”

The Log Cabin Republicans today demanded an apology from Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA) for linking to an Americablog post which refers to homocon GOP House candidate Carl DeMaio as “Mary.” The link has since been removed from Peters’ site. Americablog founder John Aravosis responds: Apparently, Lob Cabin isn’t terribly familiar with “the gay lifestyle,” as Carl DeMaio’s friends on the …

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Quote Of The Day – Carl DeMaio

“I’ve found more tolerance, acceptance and inclusion from social conservative groups who have to reconcile that I’m a Republican who happens to be gay versus the intolerance the LGBT leaders see me as a gay man who happens to be a Republican. Despite claims that they insist on tolerance, diversity and acceptance on all political issues, I suspect that they …

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Medi-Cal Relaxes Truvada Rules

Via Wehoville: California’s Medi-Cal program has made it easier for low-income people to get access to Truvada, a drug believed to reduce the risk of contracting HIV, by eliminating requirements that those people be provided with condoms and be tested monthly for HIV and that their doctors seek Medi-Cal’s permission before writing a prescription. The decision was applauded by AIDS …

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Bring Your Own Big Wheel 2014

An annual race down San Francisco’s Potrero Hill.

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FRC Launches Campaign To Block Confirmation Of Ninth Circuit Nominee

The Family Research Council today launched a petition campaign which calls on its followers to demand that the US Senate block the confirmation of pro-gay lawyer Michelle Friedland, who was nominated to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals by President Obama last August. Friedland represented several gay couples on behalf of Equality California’s failed challenge to Proposition 8 and Tony …

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