Tag Archives: California

Final Tally: Prop 8 Won By 600K Votes

California has released the final official vote count for Proposition 8. Final election results show that 599,602 more California voters cast ballots in favor of outlawing same-sex marriage than voted to keep such unions legal. The official tally certified Saturday by Secretary of State Debra Bowen has Proposition 8 passing 52.3 percent to 47.7 percent — the same spread the …

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Lawrence King’s Killer Found Competent

Lawrence King’s murderer, Brandon McInerney, has been found competent to stand trial. Brandon McInerney, an Oxnard teenager accused of first-degree murder and a hate crime in connection with the shooting of a classmate, today was found competent to stand trial in Ventura County Superior Court. Judge Kevin McGee made the ruling after hearing from a psychiatrist and a psychologist. The …

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Latest Analysis: Education And Income Strong Factors In Prop 8 Vote

The latest poll of California voters reveals that education and income were the strongest factors in the Prop 8 vote. The new survey by the Public Policy Institute of California of 2,003 Californians who voted Nov. 4 found significantly less support for Prop. 8 among blacks than had been indicated by exit polls. Election Day exit polls triggered recriminations between …

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BREAKING: CA Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Challenges To Prop 8

Via Los Angeles Times: The California Supreme Court agreed today to review legal challenges to Prop. 8, the voter initiative that restored a ban on same-sex marriage, but refused to permit gay weddings to resume pending a ruling. Meeting in closed session, the state high court asked litigants on both sides for more written arguments and scheduled a hearing for …

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CA Asks Court To Rule On Prop 8

Yesterday California Attorney General Jerry Brown asked the state Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of Proposition 8. The attorney general, Jerry Brown, said in a brief that such a review was necessary to provide closure and clarity on the ballot measure, which has prompted protests across the country and several challenges filed with the court. “There is significant …

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Palm Springs Woman Pressing Charges After Cross Ripped From Her Hands

Most of you should remember Tuesday’s ugly story of the elderly woman in Palm Springs who crashed a Prop 8 rally. She was screamed at, her crossed was ripped from her hands and stomped by gay men. Now she’s pressing assault charges. A woman says she wants to press charges against protesters at a gay marriage rally last week in …

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Prop 8 Lawsuits See Action From CA Supreme Court

Things are moving quickly: The California Supreme Court has asked state Attorney General Jerry Brown to reply by Monday to lawsuits challenging the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage – a sign that the justices are taking the cases seriously and will not dispose of them quickly. Two groups of gay and lesbian couples and local governments led by the city …

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Palm Springs: Prop 8 Protest Gets Nasty

When a woman counter-protested against marriage equality advocates in Palm Springs, the giant cross she was carrying was ripped from her hands and thrown to the ground and stomped upon. Really ugly scene.

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Priorities

(Via – Andrew Sullivan)

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More Prop 8 Protests Coming

Prop 8 protests are planned for many California locations tonight and over the weekend. In San Diego: Friday evening at 9pm community activists are urged to meet at Laurel & Sixth, then the group will walk to City Hall. Also, on Saturday at noon, gather at First & University in Hillcrest and march to 30th & University in North Park. …

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WeHo Prop 8 Protest Photos

Japhy Grant has photos from last night’s Prop 8 protest in West Hollywood, where the LAPD responded in riot gear and roughed up at least one protester who wouldn’t leave the street. After a group of 1000 protesters left a planned West Hollywood rally to protest Prop 8., they headed eat along Sunset to the CNN building and later to …

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Turmoil At WeHo Prop 8 Protests

I’m getting reader emails reporting after the Prop 8 rally in WeHo ended tonight, protesters moved onto Santa Monica Boulevard and blocked traffic. At this writing, police are on the scene and according to one JMG reader, the scene is “escalating and getting ugly.” More on this once news reports emerge. UPDATE: The situation appears to have resolved without notable …

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WeHo: Prop 8 Protest Tonight

From the City of West Hollywood site: Supporters of Equality For All and Members of the No on Proposition 8 Community to Gather in West Hollywood Tonight at 7 p.m. Supporters of Equality For All and members of the No on Proposition 8 community will gather at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and San Vicente Boulevard in West Hollywood …

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No On 8 Says “Not So Fast”

Citing as many as four million still uncounted ballots, California marriage equality advocates are refusing to concede a loss on Proposition 8. The Associated Press this morning reported that Californians adopted the measure calling for a constitutional amendment outlawing same-sex marriage and overturning the state Supreme Court decision that gave gay couples the right to wed just months ago. But …

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Prop 8 Challenges Begin

The San Francisco City Attorney and legendary lawyer Gloria Allred have both announced separate lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8. From the San Jose Mercury-News: The San Francisco City Attorney’s office says he plans to challenge the validity of a ballot measure that would change the state constitution to ban gay marriage. Spokesman Matt Dorsey says City Attorney Dennis …

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Prop 8 Poised To Pass

Tempering our joy, things are not looking good for Proposition 8. Only 22% of precincts are reporting as of this writing, but things are trending badly. Updates on the below results are here. UPDATE: The margin shrank overnight, but not nearly enough. Proposition 8-Same Sex Marriage Ban All Precincts Totals Choice Votes % Yes 4,942,991 51.8% No 4,592,317 48.2% 91% …

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Gay-Baiting Rep. David Dreier (R-CA)

Another gay-baiting ad from the Democrats, this one from Blue America PAC, a group headed by Howie Klein. The Courage Campaign and others have called for Dreier to come out or at least oppose Prop 8. Nothing but silence.

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Tomorrow: 70,000 Wingnuts To Descend On San Diego To Battle Gay Marriage

Man, that is one scary voice. From the Mercury-News: For Proposition 8 supporters who feel the ballot measure is a line in the sand defending “traditional marriage” as being only between a man and a woman, the stakes are just as high. “This vote on whether we stop the gay-marriage juggernaut in California is Armageddon,” Charles Colson, the former Nixon …

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Silicon Valley Stands Up For Equality

A broad coalition of Silicon Valley tech companies have formed “Silicon Valley Leaders Says No On Proposition 8” and will publish a full-page ad in tomorrow’s San Jose Mercury-News urging opposition to Prop 8. The honorary co-chairs of “Silicon Valley Leaders Say NO on Proposition 8″ include: Brin; Bill Campbell, Chairman, Intuit; David Filo, Founder, Yahoo; Chuck Geschke, Founder and …

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Shhhh! Governator Says No On 8

Without any accompanying commentary or fanfare, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has released a position paper on all of that state’s referenda. He’s for high-speed rail. He’s for for children’s health care. Oh, and by the way, he’s against Prop 8.

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