Tag Archives: California

Protect Marriage Files “Emergency” Petition To SCOTUS Demanding Reversal Of Lifted Stay On Prop 8 Overturn

Via press release from Protect Marriage: Today our Prop 8 Legal Defense Team filed an emergency petition to U.S. Supreme Court to stop the Ninth Circuit’s premature move requiring same-sex “marriage” licenses in California. The petition, prepared overnight by our good friends at Alliance Defending Freedom, was submitted Saturday to Justice Anthony Kennedy, the associate justice who decides such motions …

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LOS ANGELES: Mayor Marries Prop 8 Plaintiffs Paul Katami And Jeffrey Zarrillo

And now all four plaintiffs in Hollingsworth v Perry are married!

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Protect Marriage Is OUTRAGED That Ninth Circuit “Jumped The Gun” On Prop 8

“We just received word that the Ninth Circuit, without waiting for the Supreme Court’s decision to become final and depriving us of our right to ask for reconsideration, has rushed forward to order same-sex marriage licenses.  This outrageous act of judicial tyranny tops off a chronic pattern of lawlessness, throughout this case, by judges and politicians hell-bent on thwarting the …

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BREAKING: Ninth Circuit Lifts Prop 8 Stay, Gay Marriage Returns To California!!!

The Los Angeles Times reports: The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday cleared the way for gay marriages to resume in California. The court lifted its stay on an injunction which ordered state officials to stop enforcing Proposition 8. With the court’s action, counties can now begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses. A spokesman for the U.S. 9th Circuit …

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Updated Marriage Map

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Tony Perkins: It Might Takes Years Of Litigation Before Prop 8 Is Settled

This morning Yes On 8 seemed resigned to Prop 8’s demise. The Family Research Council, however, is clinging to the belief that its repeal will be tied up in the courts for years.

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Yes On 8 Sounds Surrender-y

“California’s Constitution says that only an appellate court, not a single trial court judge, can stop a proposition’s enforcement statewide. As of today, there is no such ruling. Nevertheless, the Governor and Attorney General today rushed forward with plans to make same-sex ‘marriage’ licenses available throughout California in the next three or four weeks. And that is where it sits …

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CALIFORNIA: Gov. Jerry Brown Issues Marriage Directive To County Clerks But First The Ninth Circuit Stay Must Be Lifted

“After years of struggle, the U.S. Supreme Court today has made same-sex marriage a reality in California. In light of the decision, I have directed the California Department of Public Health to advise the state’s counties that they must begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in California as soon as the Ninth Circuit confirms the stay is lifted.” – …

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President Obama Calls Chad Griffin

Griffin is the former head of AFER, who brought Prop 8.

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Yes On 8 Head: Let’s Pray My 18 Years Of Anti-Gay Work Wasn’t For Nothing

“Looking back, this has been a very long journey. Four years ago we upheld Proposition 8 in the California Supreme Court. Five years ago we passed Proposition 8. Thirteen years ago we passed its predecessor, Proposition 22. And eighteen years ago I had the honor of shepherding legislation to protect traditional marriage when it first came under attack in the …

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CALIFORNIA: Wingnuts Call For Small Town To Repeal Pride Month Proclamation

And they want July to be Heterosexual Pride Month.

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The History Of Proposition 8

Clip created by AFER.

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Californians Back Marriage By 22 Points

The Los Angeles Times reports on their latest poll: The poll found that 58% of the state’s registered voters believe same-sex marriage should be legal, compared with 36% against, a margin of 22 points. When the same pollsters asked that question three years ago, 52% favored gay marriage and 40% opposed it, a 12-point spread. Most national polls this year …

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Mass Shooting In Santa Monica

Three known victims so far. One suspect reportedly in custody…

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AFER Graphic On Prop 8 Outcomes

The Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling this month. Rulings come on Mondays, so the next possible date is June 10th.

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California Marriage Support Grows

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Federal Appeals Court Rules Customers Can Sue Stores For False Discount Claims

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that customers are entitled to sue retailers who inflate prices in order to claim massive sale discounts. The ruling came in the case of a California man who sued Kohl’s over luggage and shirt prices. “Price advertisements matter,” Judge Stephen Reinhardt wrote for a three-judge panel. “When a consumer purchases merchandise on …

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Harvey Milk Day – Hope

Video by Sean Chapin. “What came to be called ‘The Hope Speech’ was initially conceived as a stump address, wherein Milk attempted to embolden a strong GLBTQ nationalism within the Castro, while also appealing for an alliance with other disenfranchised groups and straight folks,” wrote Jason Edward Black and Charles E. Morris III in their anthology An Archive of Hope: …

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CA Hate Group Calls On Parents To Keep Kids Home On Harvey Milk Day

Save California has launched a radio and web campaign urging parents to keep their kids out of school during Harvey Milk Day observations.  In 2009 then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the bill designating May 22nd as a “special day of recognition” in California.  Save California has called for keeping kids out of school every year since then, but this year’s marks …

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CALIFORNIA: Bill To Expand Rights For Homeless Clears Assembly Committee

Yesterday a bill that would expand the rights of homeless people passed 7-2 in the California Assembly Judiciary Committee.  Sponsored by openly gay Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, the bill could supersede San Francisco’s famed/infamous ordinance which bans lying or sitting on public sidewalks. Under the measure, a person’s housing status would be added to the list of categories included in the …

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