Tag Archives: California

Dustin Lance Black For Harvey Milk Day

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CA Assembly Calls For DADT Repeal

Yesterday the California Assembly approved a resolution calling for the repeal of DADT. (The state senate approved the resolution last year.) Speaking in the resolution’s support was GOP state Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, a former Marine. Watch his speech.

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Dems Hit Back At Fiorina’s Demon Sheep

Remember California U.S Senate candidate Carly Fiorina’s much-mocked “demon sheep” ad? AmericaBlog tips us to the Democrats’ hilarious response.

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June 16th: Prop 8 Closing Arguments

Perry vs. Schwarzenegger Judge Vaughn Walker has set June 16th as the date for the closing arguments. Hilariously, Protect Marriage now wants to suppress the damning testimony of their own witness. Via Prop 8 Trial Tracker: But besides setting a date for closing arguments, Judge Walker set a date for the defense counsel to submit their motion to suppress at …

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California May Boycott Arizona

The speaker of the California Senate yesterday asked the Governator to “tear up” any contracts between the state and Arizona as calls for a boycott continue to swell. In another swipe at Arizona and its strict new anti-immigration rules, California Senate leader Darrell Steinberg on Tuesday asked Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to “deliver an unequivocal message” of disgust by tearing up …

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CA Assembly Ends Search For “Gay Cure”

By unanimous vote, the California Assembly has repealed the archaic law requiring research into a “cure” for homosexuality. Part of a decades-old state law that characterized homosexuality as a sexual deviation that must be cured is no longer on the books. The law was written in 1950 and classifies gay people as sexual deviants. It requires the state to conduct …

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Sonoma County On Gay Seniors Harold & Clay: It Was A Case Of Domestic Abuse

We’ve been hearing for a day or so that there may be much more to the story of Sonoma County gay seniors Harold and Clay, whose handling by hospital authorities has so riled much of the nation over the last week. According to county officials and the local sheriff’s department, in 2008 Harold attacked Clay, putting him in the hospital. …

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Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-CA): I Can Spot Immigrants Just By Their Clothes

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California Man Busted For Preying On Gay Men Via Craigslist

California prosecutors have arrested a man they dubbed “the gay bandit” after he allegedly robbed numerous gay men he met through the M4M section on Craigslist. A convicted felon accused of targeting gay men who were looking for dates online was charged with kidnapping, robbery, carjacking and other crimes in Superior Court Monday. Angel Pena Ayala, 24, who was on …

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More News About The Abuse Case Of Gay Seniors Harold & Clay

Dan Savage excerpts the complaint against the repulsive Sonoma County hospital administrators who committed that horrible injustice to gay seniors Harold Scull and Clay Greene. Catch the last line. Above is a screencap I’ve done of the litany of charges. On or about June 28 and continuing through August 2008, Defendants ACV, DILLINGHAM, COUNTY, LIEDHOLM, STAGG-HOURIGAN, BREWSTER, and others and …

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Boy Scouts Anniversary Resolution Roils California Legislature

A resolution honoring the Boy Scouts for their 100th anniversary has California legislators at each others’ throats. Because of the gays. Democrats ultimately killed the resolution after criticizing the Boy Scouts for excluding homosexuals. Predictably, Republicans became indignant and accused Democrats of defaming a cherished American institution. It didn’t end there. Democrats had introduced a resolution of their own honoring …

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SCOTUS To Hear Case Of Gays Barred From Christian Club At California Law School

The Supreme Court will hear the case of gay students who were barred from joining a club at the University of California’s Hastings College Of The Law in San Francisco. The college, which requires officially recognized student groups to admit any Hastings student who wants to join, may be well-meaning, says the student outpost of the Christian Legal Society. But …

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On Gay Seniors Clay & Harold

JMG reader and prolific YouTube activist Sean Chapin covers the case of Clay and Harold, the Sonoma County, California seniors whose decades-long relationship was ignored by hospital administrators. The horrible result of that injustice was covered on this blog on Friday and over the weekend the story got much wider notice across the progressive blogosphere.

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AIDS Healthcare Sues Porn Agents For Allowing Clients To Bareback

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Los Angeles is suing nine porn actors’ agencies for letting their clients bareback in movies. The lawsuit was filed with the California labor commissioner. “These talent agencies are a pipeline for the procurement of young people for the adult film industry,” said Michael Weinstein, President of AIDS Healthcare Foundation. “It is reckless for these agents …

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A Case Of Gay Senior Abuse

Here’s a timely story in light of last night’s hospital directive from President Obama. The National Center for Lesbian Rights is helping out in the case of two gay seniors, one of whom has since died, after the two were kept apart when one was hospitalized. The case report is heartbreaking. Ignoring Clay’s significant role in Harold’s life, the county …

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Teabaggers Shun Orly Taitz

Tea Party organizers in California have disinvited Orly Taitz from their rallies this week because nobody wants to be seen on the same stage with her loony ass. “We hadn’t done our research,’’ said Bridget Melson, who is organizing the rally in Pleasanton, which has one of the larger Tea Party groups in the states. “When some of the more …

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Roy Ashburn Sentenced For DUI

Formerly closeted California state Sen. Roy Ashburn has been sentenced to two days in jail and three years of probation for last month’s DUI arrest as he left a Sacramento gay bar with a young Latino man in the front seat. Ashburn entered his no contest plea to the misdemeanor charges Wednesday in Sacramento County Superior Court. He will also …

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Hotel Hollywood

Danish architect Christian Bay-Jorgensen is being praised by some for his idea to turn the iconic Hollywood sign into a hotel. The iconic Hollywood sign is in danger of being obstructed by hulking mansions. There’s fear that future generations will point toward Mount Lee and ask: Mommy, why can I only see the letters “OO” on the hill? If the …

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Rock For Equality: Hundreds Rally In CA For Social Security Benefits

Hundreds of activists and politicians rallied in West Hollywood this weekend calling for equality in Social Security benefits. Speakers included Sen. Barbara Boxer and NGLTF head Rea Carey. State and local officials joined hundreds of people outside the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center in Hollywood on Sunday morning to kick off a national grass-roots campaign demanding equal Social Security …

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The Kids Are Alright

This made me tear up a little. (Via – AmericaBlog)

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