Tag Archives: California

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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TOMORROW: Prop 8 Closing Arguments

Tomorrow morning District Court Judge Vaughn Walker hears final arguments in Perry Vs. Schwarzenegger, the long-running trial to overturn Proposition 8. Last week Walker may have tipped his hand when he issued a list of 39 questions he wanted answered by both sides. “If the questions are any indication, the Walker opinion will be a blockbuster, at least in terms …

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HomoQuotable – CA Sen. Roy Ashburn

“The best I can do is to say that I was hiding. I was so in terror I could not allow any attention to come my way. So any measure that had to do with the subject of sexual orientation was an automatic “no” vote. I was paralyzed by this fear, and so I voted without even looking at the …

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Th-Th-Th-Th-Th-That’s all, Orly!

Sadly, birther loon Orly Taitz got fucking hammered yesterday in her bid to become California’s Secretary of State so that she could declare Barack Obama ineligible for the 2012 ballot. Taitz garnered only 25% of the vote, losing to 34 year-old former NFL player Damon Dunn, who had never voted until last year. But staying true to her mental illness, …

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Former Big Business CEOs Whitman And Fiorina Advance In California GOP Primary

Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman and former HP CEO Carly Fiorina both won their California GOP primaries yesterday. Whitman will take on former Gov. Jerry Brown in November, Fiorina will challenge U.S. Senate veteran Barbara Boxer. Whitman spent a staggering $71M of her own money on her campaign, making Fiorina’s mere $5M personal outlay seem almost miserly. RELATED: California voters …

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Will Orly Taitz Win Today’s Primary?

It looks like birther loon Orly Taitz might actually have a shot at winning today’s GOP primary for California Secretary of State. And OH the hilarity that would then be laden upon the rest of the GOP field! “It’d be a disaster for the Republican party,” says James Lacy, a conservative GOP operative in the state. “Can you imagine if …

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Carly Fiorina Will Keep You Safe

Barbara Boxer worries about global warming? Pffft! Who worries about the weather?

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