Tag Archives: California

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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Supreme Court REJECTS Bid To Stop Same-Sex Marriage In California

The Los Angeles Times reports: The Supreme Court rejected an emergency request to stop same-sex marriages in California, a lawyer for the gay couples who sued said Sunday. Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., one of the lawyers who challenged Proposition 8, said that he had just received word from the court Sunday morning that Justice Anthony M. Kennedy denied a request …

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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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