Tag Archives: California

NOM’s Frank Schubert Attacks California’s New Transgender Student Rights Law

“You might look at my Caucasian features and wonder why I am claiming to be an African American. I may not be a natural descendent of African American lineage, but I feel black and have thus decided to identify as African American. Since I identify as African American, I am African American, and you must accept me as such. Because …

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Raw Story reports: Randy Thomasson, the head of a group that opposes LGBT rights, made sure to insult a transgender man after being invited on television by CNN. “Thomasson’s attempt to disrespect my own gender identity by referring to me as a ‘lady’ said more about him than me (I’m no lady, and clearly he is no gentleman),” Masen Davis, …

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CALIFORNIA: Openly Gay Sen. Mark Leno Calls On State Not To Invest In Russia

Openly gay California state Sen. Mark Leno today announced a resolution that calls on California’s state pension plans to refrain from investing with Russian companies. The Senate resolution, which Leno said will be passed in the coming weeks, could be the precursor to actual legislation barring investments in Russia. The resolution notes that homophobic laws have already led to violence …

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CALIFORNIA: Students Rally For Teacher Fired By Catholic School After Marriage

From the Facebook page of NBC Los Angeles comes the above photo of students rallying in support of former Catholic high school teacher Ken Bencomo, who was fired after seventeen years when his same-sex wedding photo was featured in the local press. A petition that demands Bencomo’s reinstatement has gotten more than 49,000 signatures. (Tipped by JMG reader Brandy)

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CALIFORNIA: San Diego County Clerk Drops Bid To Stop Same-Sex Marriages

San Diego’s Union-Tribune reports: San Diego County Clerk Ernest Dronenburg has withdrawn a petition asking the state Supreme Court to rule on whether same-sex marriages have truly become legal in California. In a news release sent out Friday afternoon, Dronenburg said he canceled the petition because it covered the same ground as another petition filed earlier to the court.  The …

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Brian Brown: Support San Diego’s Clerk

“As you know, our courageous County Clerk Ernie Dronenburg filed a lawsuit seeking guidance and clarification by the California Supreme Court as to whether Proposition 8 is still law – because it has not been overruled by any appellate court, and the federal district court injunction against it only applies to Alameda and Los Angeles Counties. Confusing!! Therefore, Ernie’s lawsuit …

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Palm Springs Pride Names Grand Marshal

You won’t be more surprised than I was.

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CALIFORNIA: Catholic School Fires Gay Man After His Wedding Makes News

A Catholic high school in San Bernadino has fired a teacher after his same-sex wedding was covered by the local news. School administrators declined to discuss the firing on camera. But they did issue a statement that read, in part, “We respect and protect privacy interests and, to be respectful of those involved, the school does not comment on confidential …

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UC Pepper Spray Cop Files For Disablility

The former University Of California Davis campus cop who infamously and oh-so-casually doused students with pepper spray in 2011 has filed a worker’s compensation claim with the state, claiming that the incident caused him to suffer a mental disability. John Pike ceased to be a UCD employee in July 2012. He remains entitled to retirement credit for his years of …

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CALIFORNIA: Openly Gay Long Beach Vice Mayor Announces Mayoral Campaign

From his press release: Dr. Robert Garcia, the Vice Mayor of Long Beach, California, has announced that he is running for Mayor in a YouTube announcement released last week. Over 5500 people have already seen the video announcement. Dr. Garcia has served on the City Council for 4 years, and was elected Vice Mayor in 2012. He is 35, a …

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CALIFORNIA: San Diego County Clerk Files To Stop Same-Sex Marriages

San Diego County Clerk Ernest Dronenburg yesterday filed a petition to the California Supreme Court asking that all county clerks statewide be barred from issuing same-sex marriage licenses. About a week ago, a group opposing same-sex marriage asked the state Supreme Court to declare that Proposition 8 is still valid. Among other things, the group said the U.S. Supreme Court’s …

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Activists Arrested At Small CA Town Protest Over Pride Proclamation

Three gay activists were arrested on Tuesday after protesting the decision by the Porterville City Council to rescind a pride month proclamation made by the mayor. Porterville City Hall was quiet Wednesday afternoon after a heated council meeting Tuesday night that ended with three people in jail.  The three gay activists who were arrested Tuesday night were released from jail …

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California Supreme Court Denies Bid To Stop Same-Sex Marriages

Via SCOTUSblog: The California Supreme Court on Monday afternoon refused to order county clerks throughout the state to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The state court noted on the docket for the case (Hollingsworth v. O’Connell, S211990) that it had refused a stay or injunction that would immediately mean that licenses would be allowed only to opposite-sex couples …

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SF City Attorney Dennis Herrera: The Attempt To Reinstate Prop 8 Is Doomed

“This motion is a desperate obstruction tactic used in the vain hope of pursuing an unconstitutional agenda. The opponents of the freedom to marry have chosen to ignore the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution, a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, and the well-settled California marriage case of Lockyer v. San Francisco, which they themselves celebrated at the time. Their motion has …

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AFER Posts “Backstage” Prop 8 Reel

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Janet Napolitano Quits Homeland Security

Janet Napolitano today announced that she will be resigning her Cabinet post with the Obama administration to become the president of the California state university system. Napolitano’s nomination by a committee of UC regents came after a secretive process that insiders said focused on her early as a high-profile, although untraditional, candidate who has led large public agencies and shown …

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SF Chorus Celebrates End Of Prop 8

JMG reader and filmmaker Sean Chapin writes: Moments after Prop 8 fell and the first same-sex couple wed in San Francisco City Hall, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus celebrated the marriage of Prop 8 Plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, singing to then an excerpt of a new song called “San Francisco” from Andrew Lippa’s oratorio “I Am Harvey …

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Brian Brown: Send Me Money To Stop California Attorney General Kamala Harris

“If you think that things couldn’t get much worse out of Washington, imagine what it would be like with Kamala Harris as US Attorney General or, God forbid, a member of the US Supreme Court. What would she do with the power of those two offices when we’ve already seen her utterly abandon her sworn oath of office, willingly manipulate …

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Robert Knight: Break CA Into Two States

Formerly with the virulently anti-gay Coral Ridge Ministries, hate honcho Robert Knight is now with the laughably-named American Civil Rights Union.  Today he is calling for southern California to break away from the dirty gay-loving northern half of the state.  From the Moonie Times: By accusing backers of traditional marriage of being motivated only by animus against homosexuals, the U.S. …

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