Tag Archives: California

COURT: Uber Drivers Are Employees

Via USA Today: In a ruling that could significantly raise costs for ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft, the California Labor Commission ruled this week that a driver who filed a complaint against Uber Technologies was an employee, not an independent contractor. The driver, Barbara Berwick, was awarded a mere $4,152 — chump change for Uber. But the technology giant …

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CALIFORNIA: GOP Assembly Member Blames Drought On Legalized Abortion

“Texas was in a long period of drought until Governor Perry signed the fetal pain bill. It rained that night. Now God has His hold on California.” – California GOP Assemblywoman Shannon Grove, speaking before an anti-abortion group. After her quote made national headlines, Grove followed up with some limp damage control: “I believe – and most Americans believe – …

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CALIFORNIA: “Intolerant Jackass Act” Backers Can Start Collecting Signatures

Via CBS San Francisco: While the status of a “Sodomite Suppression Act” proposed state ballot initiative remains in limbo, proponents of a rival “Intolerant Jackass Act” initiative were cleared by state Secretary of State Alex Padilla to begin collecting signatures Wednesday. The rival initiative would force the filer of the Sodomite Suppression Act or any similar initiative to attend sensitivity …

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CALIFORNIA: State Senate Votes To Raise Cigarette Buying Age To 21

Via the Los Angeles Times: The state Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would raise the minimum legal age for buying cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 to 21 as part of an effort to reduce smoking by young people. Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) said he introduced the bill, SB 151, out of concern that an estimated …

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CALIFORNIA: Gay Death Penalty Advocate Vows To Have Court Force Ballot Measure

It turns out that there was more to that letter from Matt McLauglin than I reported early this morning. Via CBS San Francisco: In a bizarre legal twist in a jaw-droppingly hateful proposal that calls into question the entire California ballot initiative process, the author of a bill proposing murdering California’s gays may ask a court to place his proposal …

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CALIFORNIA: Court Grants AG More Time To Quash Sodomite Supression Act

California’s infamous Sodomite Suppression Act, which would ask voters to approve of executing all gay people, was due to enter the petition-gathering stage next week. Yesterday a state court granted Attorney General Kamala Harris more time to quash the referendum. Harris asked a state court in late March for permission to reject the measure, calling it obviously unconstitutional and “utterly …

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Pro-LGBT Church Sign Vandalized

From the Marin Journal: “Jesus had two dads and he turned out just fine,” read the sign outside Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church in Mill Valley — at least, until it was vandalized, with the words “two dads” and “Church” painted over with white paint. “We put it up on the day of the argument about marriage equality with the …

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Catholic Site Launches Money Beg To “Defend” Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

Via Catholic Vote: A massive media campaign funded by millionaire “Catholics” in San Francisco is gaining ground. Their goal: take control of the Catholic schools and remove Archbishop Cordileone. Meanwhile lawyers are circling, with lawsuits expected soon. Archbishop Cordileone needs the help of every faithful Catholic right now. Can you chip in $20 to help the Archbishop? This support fund …

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TRAILER: Folsom Forever

Clip recap: In 1984, a scrappy little neighborhood in San Francisco – home to many low-income tenants and the heart of the gay male leather scene – faced destruction from the bulldozers of redevelopment and the AIDS crisis. The Folsom Street Fair was started to call attention to gentrification and raise money for AIDS charities. Folsom Forever tells the story …

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Dennis Prager And Glenn Beck: An Angry God Totally Caused California’s Drought

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CALIFORNIA: Hate Group Files Anti-Trans “Bathroom Bill” Ballot Measure Proposal

Via press release: Privacy advocates have taken the first step to prohibiting unwanted intrusions in California bathrooms, showers and locker rooms. Privacy For All has submitted language to California elections officials to place the Personal Privacy Protection Act on the 2016 ballot. If approved by California voters, the Personal Privacy Protection Act requires that individuals “use facilities in accordance with …

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Rep. Louis Gohmert: Intolerant Gays Are Persecuting Christians All Over America

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CALIFORNIA: State Seeks To Place Statue Of Sally Ride In US Capitol Building

Via the New York Times: If California legislators succeed, a statue of Sally Ride, astronaut, physicist and educator, will be enshrined in the nation’s Capitol. But first they will have to remove an impediment: the statue of the Rev. Junipero Serra, an 18th-century Catholic priest who established California missions and is about to be canonized by Pope Francis. In the …

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CALIFORNIA: “Shellfish Suppression Act” Filed As Proposed 2016 Ballot Measure

While California Attorney General Kamala Harris goes to court in an attempt to quash the Sodomite Suppression Act, others are mocking that proposed gay death penalty referendum with ballot measures of their own. Last week saw the filing of the Jackass Suppression Act and this week we get the Shellfish Suppression Act. Via All Gov California: Joe Decker of San …

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California Imposes “Unprecedented” Mandatory Statewide Water Restrictions

Speaking from a water-parched perch in the Sierra Nevadas that would normally be covered with five feet or more of snow, today California Gov. Jerry Brown announced unprecedented mandatory water use restrictions. ABC News reports: For the first time in the state’s history, the governor has directed the State Water Resources Control Board to implement mandatory water reductions across California, …

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Headline Of The Day

Details. It’s really astounding that nobody has been able to get so much as an old photo of this guy. (Tipped by JMG reader Jeff)

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Proposition Jake

Clip recap: Hey Gang! So there’s this ridiculous bill circulating the Attorney Generals Office of California that calls for the execution of Gay TV Characters!….. Wait no… I mean the execution of REAL GAY people. What’s called the “Sodomite Suppression Act” (rude) is legislation that essentially legalizes the execution of gay people by “bullets” to the head is not only …

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CALIFORNIA: Former NOM Staffer Files For State To Secede From United States

JMG reader Ben points out yet another crackpot 2016 ballot measure for California. This one calls for the state to become an independent nation. Sovereign California is challenging the bankrupt and dysfunctional American political system with a new hope for California. Our new hope lies in greater autonomy so we can do what is right for California. For the past …

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Alma Mater Of Sodomite Suppression Act Author Declines To Condemn Referendum

Christian activist Matt McLaughlin, author of the Sodomite Suppression Act, graduated from law school at Virginia’s George Mason University. Today the Washington Post published their reaction: Emails to various members of the Mason community have informed us that Matthew McLaughlin, a 1998 graduate of this law school, has filed a ballot initiative in California where he has apparently lived for …

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BREAKING: California AG Asks Court To Quash Gay Death Penalty Referendum

“As Attorney General of California, it is my sworn duty to uphold the California and United States Constitutions and to protect the rights of all Californians. This proposal not only threatens public safety, it is patently unconstitutional, utterly reprehensible, and has no place in a civil society. Today, I am filing an action for declaratory relief with the Court seeking …

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