Tag Archives: Proposition 8

BREAKING: Prop 8 Stay Ruling Tomorrow

The announcement will come between noon and 3pm EST. U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker will issue a Thursday morning ruling on whether to stay a decision in the Proposition 8 federal case pending appeal, according to a late Wednesday e-mail from the court. The ruling will be issued between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Pacific Time. If Walker rules …

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California County Appeals Prop 8 Ruling With Backing Of Christianist Group

Imperial County, in far southern California, has filed an appeal of Judge Vaughn Walker’s overturn of Proposition 8, thanks the help of an anti-gay Christianist legal group. But do they have standing to do so? The County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 earlier in the day to approve the appeal, according to the Imperial Valley Press. Close to 70% of …

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HomoQuotable – Jonathan Rauch

“Walker was right to say that separate isn’t equal. Civil unions are hardly ideal. But his decision treats civil unions as if they were trivial or worthless. By refusing to give them any weight and declaring them not just inadequate as a matter of policy but prohibited as a matter of law, Walker uses the Constitution to put compromise out …

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West Hollywood: We Are Ready To Resume Gay Marriages If We Get The Word

As we all wait on Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling about a stay, West Hollywood City Hall is putting the word out that they are ready to resume officiating same-sex marriages at a moment’s notice. Via Karen Ocamb: West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tem John Duran says he is ready to start officiating again. “As soon as the federal judge lifts the …

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Rep. Michele “Crazy Eyes” Bachmann Signs Resolution Condemning Judge Walker

(Via – Good As You)

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PhoboQuotable – David Frum

“Bristol Palin is exactly the type of girl who would have been pushed into a shotgun marriage in 1964: Her parents were leading citizens first of their town, then their state, now the nation. Their position and reputation would have absolutely precluded an unwed mother in the family. Their friends and neighbors (and maybe more important, their daughter’s friends and …

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Cartoon Of The Day

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Where Do Things Stand On Prop 8?

After Friday’s late afternoon filings by Gov. Schwarzenegger and California Attorney General Jerry Brown, many are unsure of what could happen next. Karen Ocamb asks Jon Davidson, legal director for Lambda Legal: While many legal analysts thought that Judge Walker was likely to grant the stay pending appeal, Friday’s filings have dramatically changed the likelihood of that. The standards for …

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Ted Olson On Fox News Sunday

Ted Olson appeared on Fox New Sunday this morning to defend Judge Vaughn Walker against the tired old claims of “judicial activism.” Watch as Olson schools host Chris Wallace on the Constitution and the Supreme Court’s history on marriage cases. “Would you like Fox News’ right to free press put up to a vote?” ZING.

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Wingnuts Vs. Walker (And LGBT Rights)

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Sharron Angle: I Don’t Want Money From Any Company That Supports Gay Rights

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BREAKING: Schwarzenegger Files Motion To Immediately Resume Gay Marriages

WOW. The governator has totally done the unexpected. In an extraordinary court filing, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger asked Friday that gay marriages be allowed to resume immediately in California after a federal ruling that the state’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. The Republican governor filed his brief with U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker before a Friday deadline …

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Four Times Married Drug Addict Objects To Overturn Of Proposition 8

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Will The GOP Turn Prop 8 Into A Midterm Election Wedge Issue?

Probably not, at least according to some GOP flacks speaking to the New York Times. Republicans said that dwelling on the issue could become a distraction in the effort to win back the House or Senate from Democrats this fall. At a meeting of the Republican National Committee in Kansas City, Mo., several party leaders and strategists said it would …

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One Step Forward

(Via – Andrew Sullivan)

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SAD TROMBONE: FRC’s Tony Perkins Is Demoralized Over Prop 8

“Despite our confidence that FRC and its allies can appeal this decision–as it has in every blow to marriage over the past 17 years–there’s no denying how demoralizing this ruling feels. Maybe you drove for hours to rallies over Prop 8. Maybe you went door-to-door asking people to sign petitions in Maine. Or maybe you gave money that you couldn’t …

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Who At Target Donated To Yes On 8?

Abe Sauer writes at The Awl: The truth is not that Target and its leadership have suddenly turned on their commitment to gay rights. It’s more that it never really existed to begin with. Further research shows that Target has funneled significant funding to the most socially conservative of Republicans and that it boasts a frightening culture of anti-gay candidate …

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HomoQuotable – Larry Kramer

“Barbra Streisand is a hypocrite. If she had made my play about AIDS, The Normal Heart, in 1986, when she first acquired the rights, only to sit on them for a full ten years without filming it, she could have done something for gay rights when we were really in the sewer of death. But no, she chose to go …

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Bill O’Reilly: Why Does President Obama Oppose Marriage Equality?

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Concerned Women Are Concernicated About Judicial Activists!

Wendy Wright is truly one of the most vile, smug, repulsive creatures you’ll ever see on television.

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