Category Archives: Prop. 8 Campaign

Will New York Break Gay Marriage Log Jam in CA?

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Friday’s dramatic passage of a law permitting same sex marriage in New York State raises the obvious question: What does this mean for California? The answer? A squishy “too soon to tell.”   New York has a set of circumstances unique … Continue reading »

Polls vs. Reality

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You could excuse supporters of gay marriage for doing a double take at the findings of a just-released Field Poll. The survey shows 51% of registered voters supporting same sex unions and 42% opposed. 7% had no opinion. Those are the … Continue reading »

Prop. 8 Lawyer Wins GOP Assembly Nod

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Andrew Pugno, the attorney and prime media spokesman for Proposition 8 easily won the Republican nomination for a Sacramento Area Assembly seat on election day. Pugno won 44% of the vote, easily beating out five other candidates. In November, Pugno … Continue reading »

Finally -- the Final Stretch

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After three months of behind-the-scenes legal wrangling, Judge Vaughn Walker on Wednesday targeted closing arguments in the federal Prop. 8 trial for June 16th. In court Wednesday all sides seemed eager to wrap up the trial. For the past three … Continue reading »

Failure = Victory

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When backers of a ballot measure to repeal Prop. 8 said they had failed to gather enough signatures to place it on the November ballot, a sigh of relief could be heard. Not from backers of Prop. 8, but rather … Continue reading »

Reports Place Anti-Gay Senator at Gay Bar

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A Republican State Senator with a history of opposing gay rights was arrested and charged with drunk driving early Wednesday morning, reportedly after leaving a gay bar downtown. Senator Roy Ashburn (R-Bakersfield) failed a field sobriety test and was taken … Continue reading »

The Next Campaign

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While the Prop. 8 trial is silent, supporters of same sex marriage have been busy paving the way for another – and this time they hope successful – election campaign in California. State Senator Mark Leno is sponsoring SB 906 … Continue reading »

Prop. 8 Trial Goes Quiet, For Now

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After both sides on the Prop. 8 legal battle rested their case Wednesday morning, District Court Judge Vaughn Walker called the case he’s presiding over “fascinating.”

Anti-Gay-Marriage Videos Admitted Into Evidence

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Week 3 of the Prop. 8 federal trial began with a skirmish over evidence. At issue are videos of religious rallies that occurred during the campaign for Prop. 8 and whether they should be admitted into evidence.

Tam Takes Stand, Defendants Compare Questioning to Inquisition

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Dr. William Tam, executive director of the Traditional Family Coalition in San Francisco was questioned today about his role in the Prop. 8 campaign. It wasn’t pretty.