Tag Archives: California

Fox Attacks CA’s Transgender Rights Bill

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Quote Of The Day – Bill Donohue

“It was the Democrats who made the difference between last week and this week. Last week, they were indecisive; this week they decided to cast their vote in favor of a bill that discriminates against the Catholic Church. We need a lawmaker who will introduce a bill that discriminates against the public sector. The bill should suspend the statute of …

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A Tribute To Jose Julio Serria

The legendary Jose Julio Sarria, also known as the Widow Norton and Empress I Jose, the founder of the International Court System and America’s first openly gay candidate for public office, died yesterday at the age of 91. Here’s a recap of the below clip: “A short tribute to the Founder of the Imperial Court System, Jose Sarria who passed …

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CALIFORNIA: Anti-Gay Group Launches Bid To Repeal Transgender Student Rights

The anti-gay Capitol Resource Institute has launched a referendum drive to place a repeal of California’s just-approved transgender student rights bill to a public vote. “We respect that some students are struggling with their own sexual identity, but we ask for respect for the other students who will be humiliated when a boy walks into the girl’s locker room,” said …

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CALIFORNIA: Preacher Files Wacky “Religious Liberty” Referendum Proposal

Apparently because a couple of street preachers got arrested for disturbing the peace, a California pastor has proposed a ballot measure to make it illegal to do so. And a whole lot more. Pastor Allen Esses of YesJesusIsLord.org has proposed an amendment to Section 4 of Article I of the California Constitution, which guarantees “free exercise and enjoyment of religion …

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Brian Brown Has The Prop 8 Sadz

“The way that activist judges have dealt with Proposition 8 is a travesty of justice and undermines the rule of law and the democratic process itself. The legitimate votes of 7 million Californians, and their fair-minded, reasonable position that marriage should be defined as the union of one man and one woman, have been trampled underfoot by derelict politicians and …

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Alliance Defense Fund Has Prop 8 Sadz

“Elected officials should enforce the law. Though the current California officials are unwilling to enforce the state constitution, we remain hopeful that one day Californians will elect officials who will. It is unfortunate that the California Supreme Court chose not to decide the important, still-unresolved questions about the enforcement of Proposition 8, the law of the land in California. Regrettably, …

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Prop 8: Really Most Sincerely Dead

Breaking news out of California: The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to revive Proposition 8, ending the last remaining legal challenge to same-sex marriage in the state. Meeting in closed session, the state high court rejected arguments by ProtectMarriage, Proposition 8’s sponsors, that only an appellate court could overturn a statewide law. In its challenge before the state’s highest court, …

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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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Headline Of The Day

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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