Tag Archives: California

Judge Orders Yes On 8 To Turn Over Campaign Information

A district court judge in California has ordered Protect Marriage, the group behind the successful repeal of same-sex marriage, to turn over certain financial records related to their campaign. Denying a request to shield the information, U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn Walker said the Protect Marriage campaign had failed to show that providing private e-mails, memos and reports would inhibit …

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“Personhood” May Be On 2010 CA Ballot

Under the sneaky title “California Human Rights Amendment,” Pastor Walter Hoye is spearheading a campaign to put an anti-abortion “personhood” amendment on the state’s 2010 ballot. Hoye, a pastor who spent 18 days behind bars for pro-life demonstrations, admits it is a formidable task. “I think it sure will be, but we believe it’s more than doable and we’re looking …

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And His Last Name Is Herrera?

The moran who founded some outfit calling themselves California’s Crusaders, has launched a petition drive in California to stop Wells Fargo from advertising in Spanish. “It is incumbent upon all Americans that when you see a decadence arise that will threaten our language and culture, our national identity, to rise to the occasion and push the awareness button and alert …

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Prop 8 Repeal Coalition Submits Ballot Language For 2010

The coalition of California groups working for a repeal of Prop 8 in 2010 has filed the language to appear on the ballot, should their petition drive be successful. “Starting today, there is new hope for committed gay and lesbian couples who want to get married,” said John Henning, Executive Director of Love Honor Cherish, a grassroots group that is …

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Openly Gay SF Supervisor Bevan Dufty To Run For Mayor In 2011

San Francisco City Supervisor Bevan Dufty has announced his bid to become San Francisco’s first openly gay mayor. Via the Bay Area Reporter: Supervisor Bevan Dufty, who will be termed out of his District 8 seat in January 2011, will officially declare his candidacy to be San Francisco’s next mayor when he pulls papers to enter the race this morning, …

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2010 Prop 8 Repeal Bid Begins

Marriage equality activists gathered in San Diego yesterday to plot their campaign to overturn Prop 8 in 2010. Rex Wockner reports: Attendees at the meeting — which took place in a predominantly African-American neighborhood, far from the city’s gayborhoods — elected three regional representatives to Restore Equality 2010’s 30-member Statewide Advisory Council. The 2010 campaign has divided the state into …

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O’Reilly: Christian Children Should Be Allowed To Bully Gay Kids

Bill O’Reilly: “If you are a religious person, you don’t want someone telling your child it’s OK to be gay.” O’Reilly and his co-host object to a one-day anti-bullying class being taught in Oakland, California schools. Parents are not allowed to have their children opt-out of the class and even though the class is only conducted once a year, Christians …

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Bill Clinton Endorses SF Mayor Gavin Newsom For California Governor

Bill Clinton has issued an early endorsement of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom’s bid in the 2010 California gubernatorial race. But does Clinton really like Newsom or is this payback for Jerry Brown? Seventeen years after Bill Clinton and Jerry Brown clashed in the 1992 race for the White House, the former president made clear today that bygones will not …

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Adulterous GOP Defender Of Marriage Michael Duvall Resigns In Shame

The man who vowed to preserve the sanctity of opposite marriage, GOP California Assemblyman Michael Duvall has resigned in disgrace less than 24 hours after he was recorded bragging about two adulterous relationships with young female lobbyists, one of whom works for an electric company under contract to the state public utilities committee which Duvall co-chaired. Assemblyman Mike Duvall of …

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WHOOPS: GOP State Assemblyman Michael “Defender Of Marriage” Duvall Brags About Affairs Over Live Microphone

Married California GOP state Assemblyman Michael Duvall, who campaigned in favor of Proposition 8, didn’t know his microphone was live when he bragged to a fellow legislator about his affairs with married female lobbyists. Oh, and he’s apparently into spanking! Capitol Blackberries are buzzing after KCAL-TV Los Angeles late Tuesday night aired a videotape of what its reporter said was …

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PhoboQuotable – Randy Thomasson

“The [Harvey Milk Day] bill — which will honor a sexual predator, a polygamous relationship advocate, and a public liar — and extend a homosexual, bisexual, transsexual agenda as a role model to children to aspire to is going to the governor after a short stop on the [California] Senate floor. It could mean gay-pride parades on campus, mock gay …

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San Franciscans Trapped! Sort Of!

The Bay Bridge is closed for the next four days as workers connect a new segment as work continues on a portion of the bridge damaged in 1989’s Loma Prieta earthquake. During the closure, a 300-foot-long portion of the original East Span will be cut and moved out. A new double-deck section will be put in place. It will link …

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CA Assembly Approves Harvey Milk Day

By a vote of 45-27, the California Assembly has approved a bill creating a statewide holiday to honor gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk. The bill passed in the state Senate earlier this year. The question now is whether the Governator will veto the bill as he did last year. “Although he vetoed a similar bill last year with the message …

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Wildfires Rage In LA County

Gov. Schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles County as wildfires have consumed more than 20,000 acres. Some residents near the affected areas may soon lose contact with the outside world. Beyond the thousands of residential homes threatened, the fires could damage a vital television, radio and communications center and observatory on Mount Wilson. Twenty-two television stations …

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Bankruptcy For Massive Media Company

Freedom Communications, a sprawling media company comprising eight TV stations and more than 75 newspapers, including 30 dailies, is expected to declare bankruptcy this week. Freedom’s most well-known property is the Pulitzer-winning Orange County Register. The company will continue to operate as it reorganizes under bankruptcy protection. It’s just nonstop bad news for print anymore.

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Brandon McInerney Pleads Not Guilty

Teenage killer Brandon McInerney, who last year walked into his 8th grade classroom and shot openly gay classmate Lawrence King in the head, has pleaded not guilty in a Ventura County, California classroom. Teen murder defendant Brandon McInerney pleaded not guilty Thursday to first-degree murder and other charges in connection with the fatal shooting of classmate Larry King, 15, at …

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Teabagger: I’m A Proud Right Wing Terrorist! GOP Rep: God Bless You!!

GOP Rep. Wally Herger (R-CA) is going to have some explaining to do after praising a man who bragged that he was a “proud right-wing terrorist.” Herger: “Amen. God bless you. There’s a great American!” Democrats are demanding that Herger apologize for endorsing terrorism. (Via – Americablog)

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Harvey Milk Inducted Into CA Hall Of Fame

Today the Governator inducted Harvey Milk and ten others into the California Hall of Fame. In other news, there is a California Hall of Fame. The 2009 California Hall of Fame inductees are: entertainer Carol Burnett, former Intel CEO Andrew Grove, governor and U.S. senator Hiram Johnson, decathlete and philanthropist Rafer Johnson, industrialist Henry J. Kaiser, philanthropist and peace activist …

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Using Gay Marriage To Split California

Split California literally, that is. Duncan Osborne at Gay City News reports that the lawyers backing the litigants in the Smelt case, the one that has caused all the DOJ-DOMA furor, have a master plan other than marriage equality. The attorney representing two gay men who sued in state court and now in federal court in southern California to win …

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Equality California: We’ll Wait For 2012 Before Attempting A Repeal Of Prop 8

In a conference call with activists and reporters, this afternoon Equality California announced their decision not to pursue a repeal of Proposition 8 until 2012. Veteran reporter Rex Wockner was on the call and quotes Equality California head Geoffrey Kors as saying that if another group pursues the repeal in 2010 and qualifies for the ballot, Equality California will support …

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