Tag Archives: California

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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NOM Spends $200K To Support Anti-Gay Candidates In California

NOM is spending a ton of money to support anti-gay candidates in California’s primary, which takes place tomorrow. Among the candidates they are supporting is Protect Marriage’s head attorney Andy Pugno, who is running for the state Assembly. Via the Sacramento Bee: To sway voters on the weekend before the Tuesday primary, the organization disclosed in a filing today that …

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CA Sen. Roy Ashburn Has Gay Pride

For the first time in his life…. Sen. Roy Ashburn, R-Bakersfield, joined enough Democrats in the state Senate today to approve a resolution declaring June 2010 Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Pride Month. The Bakersfield Republican acknowledged publicly in March that he is homosexual. He had been arrested on a DUI after leaving a Sacramento gay bar and decided subsequently …

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IRS Recognizes Community Property Law For California’s Gay Couples

In a major reversal, the Internal Revenue Service has recognized California’s community property law for registered domestic partners. The decision, which was issued in a private-letter ruling on Friday, reverses a position the IRS took in 2006, when it said California’s registered domestic partners should each report on their own federal tax return only the income they personally earned, not …

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Movie Describes How Mormon Church Pressured Members To Support Prop 8

LDS members contributed 71% of the $40M used to repeal same-sex marriage in California, even though they only comprise 2% of the state’s population. This short clip from 8: The Mormon Proposition, which opens around the country this month, describes how church elders pressured its member to donate as much as they could.

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Your Daily Minute Of Crazy

Birther loon Orly Taitz spoke to enthusiastic audience this weekend in her campaign for California Secretary of State. Taitz is running for office on the platform of having Barack Obama ejected from the California 2012 ballot. Taitz tells the audience, “Barack Obama doesn’t even have a Social Security number of his own!” And everybody boos.

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SAN DIEGO: Christian Group Seeks To Unseat Four “Activist” Judges

Saying that judges should be accountable to the legislature and not make law themselves, a San Diego-based Christian group called Better Judges Now is fielding candidates to unseat four “activist” judges. In separate interviews, each of the candidates declined to specify why he is running against the particular judge he challenged. Each cited a section of the judicial canon of …

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HomoQuotable – CA Sen. Roy Ashburn

“My practice in my entire political career when it came to gay issues was to prevent any kind of spotlight from being shined my way, because I was in hiding. So casting any kind of vote might, could in some way, lead to my secret being revealed. That was terrifying to me. It was paralyzing. So I cast some votes …

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Newly Out CA Sen. Roy Ashburn May Be Leaving The Dark Side

CA state Sen. Roy Ashburn (R), who was outed earlier this year after being arrested for DUI leaving a Sacramento gay bar, may slowly be seeing the light. Yesterday he voted for one of the two LGBT rights bills put before him and talked about being gay while doing so. Two months after announcing he was gay, state Sen. Roy …

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CA Attorney General Jerry Brown To Shut Down AIDS Charity Over Massive Fraud

California Attorney General Jerry Brown has filed suit against the Monterey County AIDS Project over at least $2.8M in missing and misspent funds. Attorney General Jerry Brown said that former officers and directors of the Seaside-based charity took some of the money for personal use and for-profit ventures, which was in violation of a state law and a May 2000 …

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Happy Harvey Milk Day!

Today is the first annual Harvey Milk Day in California and observances are taking place from the Castro to West Hollywood and elsewhere in the state.

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BAY AREA: Christianists Force End To School District’s Anti-Bullying Program

As you can see by the above headline from World Net Daily, Christianists are celebrating their successful campaign to force the Alameda Unified School District to drop their planned anti-bullying campaign. WND exults: A lawsuit that demanded a right for parents to opt their young children out of a “gay” indoctrination program in a California school district was dropped after …

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Will Rekers Scandal Affect Prop 8?

Following up on the New York Times story about the legal implications of the Dr. George Rekers scandal, Amanda Terkel at Think Progress has found four instances of Rekers’ ties to the Perry Vs. Schwarzenegger trial to overturn Proposition 8. I don’t usually excerpt another blogger’s work so extensively, but this is a must-read. 1. Blankenhorn was the defendants’ star …

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Meg Whitman Sold Porn And That’s (Apparently) A Bad Thing

California GOP candidate for governor Steve Poizner has released an ad attacking former eBay CEO and fellow candidate Meg Whitman because eBay sells porn. “Do Republicans want a governor who directly profited from selling pornography and sex paraphernalia?” Oy brother. There are a LOT of reasons to despise Meg Whitman, but this ain’t one of them.

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Kids Say Happy Birthday To Harvey Milk

Ruh roh, here’s some of that there homosexual indoctrination of children. From the below clip’s description: “Students, teachers, faculty, and parents at the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, in San Francisco, wish Harvey Milk a happy birthday for the very first official Harvey Milk Day (May 22, 2010).” Cute video. Expect it to be featured widely on anti-gay sites this …

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