Tag Archives: California

SB777 Battles Continue

WingNutDaily is claiming that 10% of California’s public school students may be leaving for private and home schooling due to the state’s anti-bullying bill, SB777. Only months after a new state law effectively banned “mom” and “dad” from California schools [JMG: It doesn’t.], a total of 600,000 students could follow because of what has been described as the “repudiation” of …

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California Supreme Court To Hear Gay Marriage Suit On March 4th

The California Supreme Court announced today that they will hear arguments over the state’s ban on gay marriage on March 4th in San Francisco. The three-hour hearing will consider a 2004 lawsuit filed on behalf of Equality California, the Our Family Coalition, and 15 same-sex couples denied marriage under the ballot measure approved by voters in 2000. Oral arguments will …

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The Donnie McClurkin Effect?
Hillary Wins CA Gay Vote 2-1

As expected, yesterday’s Super Tuesday primary did little to reveal a clear Democratic frontrunner. Hillary Clinton took eight states including the biggest: California and New York. Barack Obama took 13 states, including Illinois, his home state. CLINTON: AR, AZ, CA, MA, NY, NJ, OK, TNOBAMA: AK, AL, CT, CO, DE, GA, ID, IL, KS, MN, MO, ND, UT Clinton’s big …

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Milk Holiday Proposed For California

California Assemblyman Mark Leno (D-SF) is planning to introduce a bill that would declare May 22 “Harvey Milk Day.” The bill would make the day a non-fiscal state holiday in which government workers and school children would not have the day off. Leno’s effort is thought to be the first in history that would establish a statewide holiday to honor …

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Governator Goes McCain

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will endorse John McCain today. The governator withheld his endorsement until the Republican debates were over because “he didn’t want to be seen taking sides in advance of the event.” His endorsement is seen a huge boon to McCain in “delegate rich” California. Unrelated: I’m so sick of reading “delegate rich”.

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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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