Tag Archives: California

Prop 8 Decision Due Tomorrow

This is it. The decision on Perry Vs. Schwarzenegger will be issued by Judge Vaughn Walker tomorrow (Wednesday). The federal court announced today that it will release its decision in the American Foundation for Equal Right’s landmark case, Perry v. Schwarzenegger, on Wednesday. Text “EQUAL” to 69866 to get a text message with the official decision on your mobile phone …

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Prop 8 Report: It Was The Lying “Think About The Children” Ads That Killed Us

Political analyst David Fleicher’s long-awaited report on the Prop 8 campaign has been issued and he has concluded that it was Yes On 8’s lying television ads about kids that turned the tide against equality. After the election, a misleading finding from exit polls led many to blame African Americans for the loss. But in our new analysis, it appears …

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CALIFORNIA: New Poll Reports Majority Of Catholics Support Gay Unions

Via Catholic Culture: A survey of over 3,000 Californians conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute in June has found that Catholics strongly support the legal recognition of homosexual unions. Only 22% of white Catholics and 23% of Latino Catholics oppose the legal recognition of homosexual unions. 37% of white Catholics and 44% of Latino Catholics support same-sex marriage, while …

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HomoQuotable – Roy Ashburn

“I should begin with an apology. I am sincerely sorry for the votes I cast and the actions I took that harmed lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Just as important to me, I am sorry for not stepping forward and speaking up as an elected official on behalf of equal treatment for all people. For nearly 26 years, the …

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Divorce Ban Pranksters To Start Collecting Signatures For 2010 CA Ballot

Last September I told you about Rescue Marriage, the prankster group that claims to want to ban divorce in California. Yesterday the state granted permission for the group to begin gathering the required 694K signatures to place the issue on the 2010 ballot. Rescue Marriage founder (and straight ally) John Marcotte said last year, “People who supported Prop 8 weren’t …

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Neverland, The State Park?

The NAACP is backing a plan to turn Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch into a California state park. As home to pop legend Michael Jackson, Neverland Ranch housed a working locomotive, a Ferris wheel and other amusement park rides, a 10,000-volume library and a zoo. But could the opulent Santa Barbara County estate become home to California’s newest state park? A …

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Peter Barber Gallagher-Sprigg Explains The Proposition 8 Trial For You

Another winner by JMG reader Rob Tisinai.

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The History Of Prop 8

JMG reader Matt Baume sends us his recap of the history of Proposition 8 over the last two years. Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling is due any day now.

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Bring Your Gun To The Beach Day

Gun nuts from a group called Open Carry staged a “Bring Your Gun To The Beach Day” this weekend in Hermosa Beach, California. “Just because somebody is carrying a gun doesn’t mean that they’re a criminal,” said Scott Brownlie, a 25-year-old firefighter who stood outside Peet’s Coffee & Tea with an unloaded Colt M-4 Carbine slung across his back. “If …

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SF Considers Ban On Selling Pets

Last night San Francisco held a meeting to consider what would be the nation’s first blanket ban on the selling of any animals as pets. That includes dogs, cats, hamsters, mice, rats, chinchillas, guinea pigs, birds, snakes, lizards and nearly every other critter, or, as the commission calls them, companion animals. “People buy small animals all the time as an …

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Set Your Phones For Prop 8 Decision Alert

The American Foundation for Equal Rights will text you the moment Judge Vaughn Walker issues his decision on Perry Vs. Schwarzenegger. Just text the word “Equal” to 69866. You can also get an email alert by “liking” their Facebook page. And you can follow them on Twitter. Judge Walker’s online calendar is completely blank for the month of July, perhaps …

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California Considers License Plate Ads

In a desperation move to shore up the state budget, California lawmakers are considering a bill that authorizes a feasibility study on digital advertising on license plates. In addition to being a moneymaker, the high-tech plates also could be used to streamline automobile registration procedures and to quickly tell motorists about hazardous road conditions and Amber Alerts, officials suggest. Critics …

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Quote Of The Day – Sarah Palin

“This is Reagan country, and perhaps it was destiny that the man who went to California’s Eureka College would become so woven within and interlinked to the Golden State.” – Sarah Palin, speaking to a graduating class at California State University. Slight problem. Reagan did attend Eureka College. In Illinois. There is no Eureka College in California.

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SUPREME COURT: Christian Legal Group Cannot Ban Gay Students

In a 5-4 decision the Supreme Court has ruled that California’s public universities can deny recognition and funding to a Christian legal club that denied membership to gay students. The court turned away an appeal from the Christian Legal Society, which sued to get funding and recognition from the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law. The CLS requires …

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California Gurls Do The AIDS LifeCycle

The whole “gay boys lip-dub pop songs” meme is getting a little common, but this one is just too sweet to resist.

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NCLR’s Kate Kendell Exults From The Closing Of Prop 8 Trial

(Via – Towleroad)

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Slaggie Gilamonster Concedes Prop 8

“Chuck Cooper is a heckuva lawyer. At stake in this case is the future of marriage in all 50 states, and he’s right that this attempt to shut down the debate by constitutionalizing gay marriage will backfire. Americans have a right to vote for marriage. Ted Olson doesn’t seem to understand the argument, and judging from today’s exchanges neither does …

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Maggie Tweets From Prop 8 Trial

Slaggie Gilamonster also tweeted that she finally got a seat in the “real courtroom” after being ignominiously relegated to the overflow room for the closing arguments at Prop 8. Such a shonda! Things are rolling. Follow along at Twitter hashtag #Prop8.

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Prop 8 Closing Argument Coverage

Closing arguments in Perry vs. Schwarzenegger get underway at 10am, California time. Follow along at these links: Firedoglake live blogProp 8 Trial TrackerTwitter hashtag #Prop8 Today’s schedule: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Plaintiffs (argued by Ted Olson and David Boies) 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM: City and County of San Francisco 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Governor, Attorney General and …

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Prop 8 Backers Ask Judge To Revoke Recognition Of Existing Gay Marriages

As a precursor to today’s closing arguments, Protect Marriage has filed a request for Judge Vaughn Walker to revoke California’s official recognition of the state’s existing 18,000 same-sex marriages. Such an order would honor “the expressed will of the people,” backers of the November 2008 ballot measure said Tuesday in their final written filing before Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn …

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