Tag Archives: California

CA Bishops: Marriage Is For Making Babies

The bishops of the California Catholic Conference, which comprises all of that state’s dioceses, have signed on with the haters of Protect Marriage, saying that marriage is meant for procreation. They then went on to condemn marriages for infertile men and post-menopausal women. PSYCH! From their press release: Same-sex unions are not the same as opposite-sex unions. The marriage of …

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CA Attorney General: If Prop 8 Passes, Existing Gay Marriages Will Remain Valid

California Attorney General Jerry Brown says that even if Proposition 8 is passed and gay marriage is overturned, existing gay marriages will likely remain valid. “I believe that marriages that have been entered into subsequent to the (May 15) Supreme Court opinion will be recognized by the California Supreme Court,” Brown told The Chronicle. Noting that Prop. 8 is silent …

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Haters Lead Prop 8 Fundraising

The right-wing has surged into the lead in the contest to raise money over the Proposition 8 battle. Proponents of Proposition 8, a ballot initiative that would ban same-sex marriage, raised about $3.7 million from Jan. 1 through June 30, according to state filings. In contrast, gay-rights activists who oppose the measure raised about $2.5 million through June 30. The …

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Wrinkle: Can Prisoners Marry Each Other?

California does not permit proxy marriages, both parties must be present. Therefore male and female prisoners have not been allowed to marry each other. But what if both parties are in the same prison? If prisoners in the same prison apply for permission to marry, the California proxy law doesn’t apply. State officials are scrambling to come up with a …

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PG & E Gives $250K To Fight Prop 8

Pacific Gas & Electric, which provides Northern California with most of its electricity and natural gas, has donated $250K to the fight against Proposition 8. Giving a financial and public relations boost to gay marriage proponents, PG&E announced today that it is giving $250,000 to the No on Proposition 8 campaign. The utility also said it will spearhead the formation …

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5.8 Quake Rocks SoCal

A strong earthquake centered east of Los Angeles occurred today just before noon Pacific time, but early reports indicate only light damage. The jolt was felt from Los Angeles to San Diego, and slightly in Las Vegas. Preliminary information from the U.S. Geological Survey estimated the quake at magnitude 5.8, centered 29 miles east-southeast of downtown Los Angeles near Chino …

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Because The Truth Hurts

Opponents of gay marriage in California were quick to announce that they would sue to overturn last week’s rewording of Proposition 8, which makes it clear to voters that they would be overturning an existing right. The haters claim the Attorney General Jerry Brown had the proposition reworded in order to bolster his gubernatorial chances in 2010. Jennifer Kerns, spokeswoman …

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WordPerfect Founder Bruce Bastian Pledges $1M To Fight Prop 8

Utah resident and WordPerfect cofounder Bruce Bastian has pledged $1M to fight California’s Proposition 8 as out-of-state money continues to roll in on both sides of the issue. When Bruce Bastian of Utah stood up Saturday night at a San Francisco dinner and wrote a $1 million check for the campaign against Proposition 8, he made it clearer than ever …

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Prop. 8 Reworded (It’s A Good Thing)

The California Attorney General’s office has reworded Proposition 8 so that voters understand that they would be rescinding an existing right. The new text: Proposition 8ELIMINATES RIGHT OF SAME-SEX COUPLES TO MARRY.INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT Changes California Constitution to eliminate right of same-sex couples to marry. Provides that only a marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized …

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Brandon McInerney To Be Tried As Adult

A Ventura County, California judge has ruled that the 14-year-old killer of gay teen Lawrence King will be tried as an adult. Relying on past court decisions, a judge ruled Thursday that trying a 14-year-old boy accused of murder in an adult court does not violate the constitution, swatting down legal arguments raised by the boy’s attorney that it was …

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LA Police Chief Donates Against Prop.8

Los Angeles chief of police William J. Bratton supports gay marriage and has made a personal donation to the fight against Proposition 8. LAPD Police Chief William J. Bratton has come out — in favor of gay marriage. As a wedding gift to friend and celebrity publicist Howard Bragman and his longtime partner, Chuck O’Donnell, Bratton made it official: He …

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Majority Oppose Prop 8

Using the same language as the amendment, a new Field Poll shows that a majority of Californians continue to oppose Proposition 8. Pollsters expect opposition to grow. Proposition 8, the constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in California, is opposed by 51 percent of likely voters with 42 percent in favor, according to a new Field Poll. Those results …

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CA Supremes: Prop 8 Stays On Ballot

In a setback for the marriage equality battle in California, this afternoon the state Supreme Court refused to remove Proposition 8 from the November ballot. The state Supreme Court refused today to remove a proposed ban on same-sex marriage from the November ballot. The initiative, Proposition 8, is a state constitutional amendment that would overturn the court’s May 15 ruling …

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Rift Develops Between Prop. 8 Backers

There’s trouble between the two biggest backers of California’s Proposition 8, the November ballot measure that would overturn gay marriage. One group of haters doesn’t want the other group of haters joining the fight to keep the measure on the ballot. Because, get this, they hate TOO much. A united front by conservative forces against same-sex marriage in California is …

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No Gifts, Please

Many marrying mo’s in California are requesting no wedding gifts, instead they are asking friends and family to donate to the fight against Proposition 8. Gays and lesbians marrying in California are ditching traditional wedding gifts and asking friends to contribute money to fight a ballot measure that would make their unions illegal. A month after California began legally marrying …

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Boycott Launched Against CA Hotelier

A coalition of marriage equality advocates and a hotel workers union in California are calling for a boycott of Hyatt hotels owned by San Diego tycoon Doug Manchester after he donated $125K in support of Proposition 8, the November ballot measure that would overturn gay marriage. The group’s message Thursday was to urge residents and tourists to stay at other …

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Hands Free

A hilarious take on Bluetooth douchebaggery and California’s new law against using cell phones while driving.

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Betting On Gay Marriage

Intrade, the online stock trading /gambling site that allows players to bet on social issues rather than sports, is currently showing California’s gay marriage amendment as selling at 40, meaning that only 40% of the site’s thousands of traders believe that gay marriage will be overturned. If you buy at 40 and the players’ opinions turn in the amendment’s favor, …

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DJ Cary Stringfellow, 36

Renowned circuit party DJ Cary Stringfellow was found dead on Saturday after he failed to appear for his headlining performance at California’s IndepenDance party in Long Beach. Last weekend Stringfellow headlined at San Francisco Pride’s Saturday night event, Frisco Disco. I’m told that Stringfellow committed suicide and left a note.

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SF Mayor Gavin Newsom Enters CA Governor Race

Riding high in popularity with the recent gay marriage triumph, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has filed the paperwork to begin his run for governor of California in 2010. Newsom, a Democrat best known for challenging California’s ban on same-sex marriage in 2004, is six months into his second and final term, which expires in 2011. Speculation over whether he …

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