Tag Archives: California

Clinton Leads By 12 Points In California

Clinton is leading in a new poll of California voters. The latest Field Poll, taken among 377 likely Democratic primary voters Jan. 14-20, gives Clinton a 12-point lead over Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, 39 percent to 27 percent. Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards comes in a distant third with 10 percent, and by more than 2 to 1, his …

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SB 777 Repeal Bid Fails

Wingnuts in California have failed to deliver the necessary petition signatures to challenge SB 777, the public schools anti-bullying law signed into effect by Gov. Schwarzenegger last year. “Save Our Children” needed to turn in 434,000 signatures by last Friday, but claims they could only find 350,000 people willing to sign their names to hate. Equality California Executive Director Geoff …

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California DPs Win Property Tax Case

Gays domestically-partnered in California are now protected from increased property taxes in the event of the death of one of the partners. (San Francisco, CA, January 3, 2008) – Today, in a major victory for same-sex couples, the California Supreme Court denied a petition by county assessors seeking review of a California Court of Appeal decision affirming the validity of …

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HomoQuotable – Sheila Kuehl

“When society tells a young person —- in subtle or, often, not so subtle, ways —- that they are less valuable, perhaps because of the color of their skin, their religious practices or the gender of the person they want to take to the prom, the whole society suffers. “When we mandate that every young person must go to school, …

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War On California’s SB777 Continues

The Christofascists are really losing their shit over California’s SB777, the law intended to stop discrimination against LGBT youth in public schools. Schwarzenegger signed the bill into law earlier this year. From WingNutDaily: HOMOSEXODUS! Revealed: ‘Gay’ plans to target 2-year-olds 5th-grade students could be handed ‘Coping With Sexual Orientation’ Children as young as two years of age are in the …

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Gays Volunteer In California Fire Crisis

Veteran gay reporter Rex Wockner, a San Diego resident, has filed a heartwarming report about the amazing response of the gay community to the fires that have ravaged Southern California. An excerpt: None of San Diego’s gayest areas was hit by the massive wildfires that roared around the county and the city last week, but GLBT people stepped up in …

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The Princes Of Tides

In another sign of the tidal change in how young people view gays, two 16 year-old boyfriends in Davis, California have been elected Homecoming “Princes” after a successful write-in campaign. For what appears to be the first time in school history, the Davis Senior High student body has elected a gay couple into homecoming royalty. With each boasting a white …

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Foster Parents Lose Kid Over Gay Regs

In the UK, an 11 year-old boy is being removed from the custody of his foster parents, both ministers, after they refused to sign new sexual equality regulations which stipulate that they would not teach their foster children to discriminate against gays. According to the Labour party’s new Sexual Orientation Regulations, part of the Equality Act 2006, discrimination on the …

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Governator Nixes Gay Marriage Again

As he’d promised he would, Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed California’s same-sex marriage bill on Friday. He vetoed a similar bill in 2005. Geoff Kors, executive director of Equality California, which sponsored the bill: “This will be part of his legacy. He single-handedly is standing in the way of lifting the cloud of discrimination for millions of Californians.” Schwarzenegger announced the veto …

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Let California Ring

Here’s the moving video from the Equality California Institute, which is working for marriage equality in the Golden State. The clip, part of a new multi-million dollar education campaign called “Let California Ring“, was created by the Seattle office of DDB Worldwide.

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Xtians On Warpath Over Folsom Poster

Last month I mentioned Folsom Street Fair’s fabulous “Last Supper” poster for this year’s event. Now Matt Barber, alpha male for the mousy Xtian hausfraus advocacy group, the Concerned Women For America (CWA), is up in arms, petitioning House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-SF), California Senators Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein, and Gov. Schwarzengger to “publicly condemn this unprovoked attack against …

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HomoQuotable – Matt Foreman

“San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders’ emotional statement brought me – and I know millions of other gay and lesbian people – to tears. Simply, directly, and most importantly from the heart, he said what we yearn to hear from our leaders – that our relationships are just as meaningful and just as deserving of the same protections as everyone else’s. …

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San Diego’s Republican Mayor Changes His Mind About Gay Marriage

Just one day after pledging to veto Tuesday’s pro-gay marriage resolution by the San Diego City Council, Republican Mayor Jerry Sanders abruptly switched gears yesterday and signed the resolution, outing his lesbian daughter in the process. Fighting back tears, Sanders told reporters, “Two years ago, I believed that civil unions were a fair alternative. Those beliefs, in my case, have …

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CA Gays Rally For Marriage

From the LA Gay & Lesbian Center: “Chanting ‘Sign AB 43, equal rights for you and me’ more than 200 activists on Tuesday marched to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame where they left pens and urged him to sign legislation ending discrimination against gay and lesbian couples who wish to marry their partners.” You can …

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Governator: The Veto Vill Be Bahck

I’m hoping this news won’t dissuade anybody from attending tonight’s marches and rallies, but the Governator has announced that he will once again veto California’s marriage equality legislation. Yesterday, Schwarzenegger said that he would only approve gay marriage if voters overturned 2000’s Proposition 22, which banned same-sex marriage, but which courts have said only applied to those married out-of-state. Geoff …

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Tomorrow: LA Gay Center’s March
And Rally For Gay Marriage

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Marriage Equality has posted a list of cities across California who are also staging marches and rallies on Tuesday, September 18th. Click here to find your city and where to stage for the demonstration. Tuesday, September 18th (tomorrow), the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center will sponsor a march and rally in support of the recently approved California …

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Poz Poppas Legal In CA

HIV-positive men in California can now become fathers, as the ban on a sperm-washing procedure has now been lifted. The procedure, which removes the virus from semen before artificial insemination, has been available for 10 years, but California inadvertently blocked its use through a blanket ban on any transferring any tissues or fluids from HIV positive people. Tuesday, Gov. Schwartzenegger …

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Cal Passes Student Civil Rights Act

California legislators have approved a bill called the “Student Civil Rights Act” to protect all California students from harassment and bias in public schools based on their gender identity or sexual orientation. A similar bill was passed last year but vetoed by Gov. Schwartzenegger. Of course, the right-wing is going apoplectic (see graphic), claiming that gay sex will now be …

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California Approves Gay Marriage. Again.

For the second time, today the California legislature approved same-sex marriage. And Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to veto the gay marriage bill as he did in 2005. He has until October 14th to sign or veto. California presently permits same-sex couples to register as domestic partners. Equality California Executive Director Geoff Kors said, “We call on the governor to …

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Unharmonious

A California lesbian is suing dating site eHarmony.com for discrimination because it does not offer any not-hetero options. Linda Carlson is citing California law that prohibits sexual orientation discrimination in business and is moving to make hers a class-action suit, with a jury trial and unspecified damages requested. Recently, competing dating site Chemistry.com launched a widely praised ad that mocked …

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