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Meet the Father of Proposition 8new

As an auxiliary bishop in San Diego, Salvatore Cordileone played an indispensable role in conceiving, funding, organizing, and ultimately winning the campaign to pass Proposition 8. Shortly after the law passed, he was installed as the new Catholic bishop in Oakland.
East Bay Express  |  Chris Thompson  |  08-12-2009  |  LGBT

Talking to a Beauty Queen (No, Not That One) About Gay Marriage and Morenew

Pageant queen Felix Ayala, a.k.a. Frida Marin, talks about Proposition 8, the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, President Barack Obama and the future of gay rights.
OC Weekly  |  Daffodil J. Altan  |  06-09-2009  |  LGBT

Wiser Gay-Rights Groups Craft a 2010 Ballot Measure for Californianew

The recent coordinated efforts showcased the kind of campaign structure many gay-marriage advocates want to see built for a new ballot measure, in which cash-rich, mainstream gay-rights organizations work closely with their less wealthy grassroots counterparts.
L.A. Weekly  |  Patrick Range McDonald  |  06-05-2009  |  LGBT

Photos: San Francisco Reacts to Prop. 8 Rulingnew

The California Supreme Court's decision to uphold Proposition 8 -- but keep valid those same-sex marriages performed before its passage -- was met with dismay and protests at City Hall.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Charles Russo  |  05-27-2009  |  LGBT

The Web Made it Easy to ID Las Vegans Supporting Proposition 8new

One thing the Nevada blacklist containing the names of people and companies who gave money to support Proposition 8 in California makes clear is that anyone can now learn about whatever public causes you choose to support in your private life.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Richard Abowitz  |  01-08-2009  |  Tech

L.A. Couple Calls for Gay Designers to Boycott Straight Weddingsnew

While others have designated Dec. 10 as a shopping day without gays, ChadMichael Morrisette and Mito Aviles are calling for a gay boycott on straight weddings. And if they get their way, there's going to be a whole lot of ugly happening each time man takes woman to be his lawfully wedded wife.
L.A. Weekly  |  Gendy Alimurung  |  12-12-2008  |  LGBT

Is California's Gay-Marriage Ban Sparking a New Generation of LGBT Activists?new

Misty Harvey has become a gay-rights leader by default. When Prop. 8 passed last month in California -- taking away same-sex marriage rights given to state residents in May -- Harvey sought a way to protest.
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  Marty Levine  |  12-08-2008  |  LGBT

California's Prop. 8 Defeat: A Bungled Campaignnew

The single biggest reason for the Proposition 8 loss was an ineffective and inept campaign strategy by the leadership of the No on 8 campaign.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Terry Leftgoff  |  12-08-2008  |  LGBT

Black: The Color of the GOPnew

I've always known that, contrary to popular belief, the African-American community is very conservative, but it's really starting to dawn on me that I'm surrounded by people who would probably be Republicans if they weren't black. And, frankly, I wish the GOP would get its stuff together so that my brethren and sistern can just follow their hearts and join.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Vincent Williams  |  12-02-2008  |  Commentary

Gus Van Sant's 'Milk' is Itself a Political Actnew

Milk hits theaters amid a renewed debate over the place of homosexuals in American life. Whether the cause will help the film is anyone's guess, but there seems little doubt that the film will help the cause.
Chicago Reader  |  J.R. Jones  |  12-02-2008  |  Reviews

Young Gays Take Reins From Elders on Prop. 8new

In wake of gay-marriage ban, the mantle is shifting from battle-scarred AIDS warriors.
L.A. Weekly  |  Patrick Range McDonald  |  12-01-2008  |  LGBT

The Black List: Political Correctedness Ain't What it Used To Benew

To help you navigate the new ins and outs, here are a few of the words, phrases, ideas and people that have now been officially blacklisted. Study carefully ...
New York Press  |  Jamaal Young  |  11-20-2008  |  Culture

We Protested Prop. 8 ... Now What?new

With all of this talk of moving forward and looking to the future, what can we do to achieve full equality? In Oregon, Measure 36 still bars marriage equality on a constitutional level, and it'll take a tough and expensive ballot measure fight to repeal. The anti-gay activists at Concerned Oregonians are also reorganizing, and will likely try to roll back domestic partnerships next year.
The Portland Mercury  |  Amy J. Ruiz  |  11-20-2008  |  LGBT

The Blame Game Erupts Over Prop. 8new

With one exit poll showing 70 percent of blacks and 53 percent of Latinos supporting California's same-sex marriage ban, blacks and Latinos are being blamed for helping put Prop. 8 over the top. Only the Mormon Church has been slammed harder, by loud and passionate crowds.
L.A. Weekly  |  Patrick Range McDonald  |  11-14-2008  |  LGBT

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