Tag Archives: California

LIVE VIDEO: Prop 8 Press Conference

Scheduled start is 10:30AM Los Angeles time. UPDATE: It looks like AFER is having some problem with their UStream feed. Stand by…

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Read The Full Prop 8 Decision

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Prop 8 Stay Remains In Place

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Prop 8 Reactions

Former SF Mayor Gavin Newsom Today’s decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals stands as a victory for the fundamental American principle that all people are equal, and deserve equalrights and treatment under the law. This is the biggest step that theAmerican judicial system has taken to end the grievous discrimination against men and women in same-sex relationships and …

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CA Hate Group Launches Another Attempt To Repeal Gay Education Bill SB48

Yesterday the office of California’s Secretary of State approved another bid to repeal the new LGBT education bill. SB 48, also known as the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful Education Act, requires that LGBTs’ historical contributions be taught to California’s school students. The proposal, submitted by Lou Sheldon of the anti-gay Traditional Values Coalition, repeals SB 48′s requirement that instructional …

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Gay Student Clubs Are Against God’s Will

So says Pepperdine University’s dean of students. From the administration’s perspective, the issue remains how Reach OUT will align with the Pepperdine mission and tradition. While Davis acknowledged that the relationship with the Churches of Christ is important, more central is honoring the biblical conviction that sexual activity should be reserved for a husband-wife relationship. “Pepperdine seeks to be faithful …

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Today In Asshattery

“Gay guys control the fashion industry and the casting industry and the whole Hollywood look. And gays like bodies that remind them of a 14 year old-boy. Guys like curves. Guys like curves. Absolutely, positively. It’s biological, because a woman with curves looks like she can bear your children successfully and that’s biologically what a man is looking for. So …

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CALIFORNIA: Avis Sued For Offering Discounts To Gay Groups

An Arizona woman has filed suit against Avis, alleging that the car rental giant violates California’s law against sexual orientation discrimination when if offers discounts to LGBT groups. Dave Rice reports at San Diego Reader: Lynn Evenchik claims that Avis’ practice of offering discounts to members of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association and National Gay and Lesbian Chamber …

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TODAY: Tournament Of Roses Parade To Feature First-Ever AIDS Themed Float

Karen Ocamb reports at LGBT POV: This year the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena will make history: it will be the first time in the parade’s 123-year history and the first time in the 30 years since HIV/AIDS was identified that a float will acknowledge those who died of AIDS and the advocates who helped them. [snip] Many of …

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CALIFORNIA: Court Rules That Churches May Fire Employees For Shacking Up

The Christian Anti-Defamation Commission is applauding a California appeals court for ruling that a church was allowed to fire an employee because she was living in sin. The Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled that the Red Hill Lutheran Church in Tustin had the right to fire a preschool director for living with her boyfriend while she is unmarried. In …

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The Pledge Must Be In English?

A California Republican group is going after schools that allow bilingual students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish. Because you can’t be patriotic unless you say so in English. “What’s the most important here on this issue is that you’re asking children to stand, put their hand over their heart, and pledge; that’s a promise,” notes Cathy Carlson …

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OWS Disrupts Port Of Oakland

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CALIFORNIA: Hate Groups Now Pushing FIVE Anti-Gay Ballot Measures

Equality California last night sent out the above alert. It’s apparent that hate groups have decided to simply overwhelm the good guys with a high number of attacks. It would likely cost tens of millions of dollars to defend against all five measures. We’ll have to see if the other side has the financial backing to push them through.

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CALIFORNIA: Hate Group Launches Two Campaigns To Thwart Gay History Bill

Unswayed by their failure to gather enough signatures to place a repeal of SB 48 on the November 2012 ballot (despite illegal tactics), a Christianist hate group has launched two new campaigns to thwart the plan to educate school kids about influential LGBT figures from history. The first new plan, which I told you about earlier this month, attempts to …

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Updates on Prop 8 and more.

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Another Attempt To Repeal SB48

How is this new effort different from the one that just failed? UPDATE: I’m told the last petition campaign was for an outright repeal of the bill in its entirety. This new attempt would strip the words “gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender” and “sexual orientation” from the bill’s wording, which would have the same net effect.

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Prop 8 Standing Ruling Comes Tomorrow

It looks like standing will be granted.

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Judge Slams NOM’s Oppression Meme

The judge who last month ruled that NOM must comply with California’s financial disclosure laws has filed his opinion. A delicious excerpt: Plaintiffs do not, indeed cannot, allege that the movement to recognize marriage in California as existing only between a man and a woman is vulnerable to the same threats as were socialist and communist groups, or, for that …

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California Assemblywomen Comes Out

California Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani has come out as lesbian, making her the eighth openly gay member of the state legislature. Galgiani, D-Livingston, said that by coming out now, she hopes to send a positive message to young people who are struggling to come to terms with their sexual identity. “It sickens me that young people would think about taking their …

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Ammonia Leak At CA Nuclear Plant

There’s been an apparently serious ammonia leak at the oceanfront nuclear power plant near San Diego. The warning has gone from a Level One to a Level Three alert in the last hour. The leak posed no danger to the public, and no radiation was released during the emergency, said Lauren Bartlett, a spokeswoman for Southern California Edison. Under federal …

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