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Rights have a tendency of coming back

Today is the anniversary of the ratification of the 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution, overturning the 18th Amendment and giving Americans the right to manufacture, transport, purchase, and sell alcohol (again). The 21st Amendment Ratified December 5, 1933 … Continue reading

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The Legacy of Harvey Milk

November 27th is the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Harvey Milk, San Francisco politician and activist. The first openly gay man to be elected to office, he analyzed the significance of his election as follows: Somewhere in Des Moines … Continue reading

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•Why Prop. 8 Will be Defeated in the Courts

The fight over Proposition 8–California’s voter approved overturning of same-sex marriage rights–is now headed to the courts. The California Supreme Court will consider this week which of the myriad cases related to the measure it will consider. Today’s LA Times … Continue reading

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••The racial fallout of Prop. 8

This is what I wrote last July: My great fear is that, in California and elsewhere, the coalitions fighting against these restrictive ballot measures won’t reach out in any organized and systematic way to Latino voters. This may be a … Continue reading

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“Public schools become focus of gay marriage ban”

From the Associated Press/Yahoo: Public schools become focus of gay marriage ban By LISA LEFF and JULIET WILLIAMS, Associated Press Writers Wed Oct 22 SAN FRANCISCO – A girl in pigtails bounds into the kitchen after school and asks her … Continue reading

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NO on Prop 8: because it’s the right thing to do

This is the fifth in a five-part series on the “California Marriage Protection Act,” Proposition 8 on the November 2008 ballot. Parts one, two, three, and four appeared earlier in the week. ____________________ In this final post on California’s Proposition … Continue reading

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NO on Prop 8: because it’s homophobic

This is the fourth in a five-part series on the “California Marriage Protection Act,” Proposition 8 on the November 2008 ballot. Parts one, two, and three appeared earlier in the week. ____________________ California’s Proposition 8 seeks to amend the state … Continue reading

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NO on Prop 8: because the other side are liars

This is the third in a five-part series on the “California Marriage Protection Act,” Proposition 8 on the November 2008 ballot. Parts one and two appeared earlier in the week. ____________________ California’s Proposition 8 seeks to amend the state Constitution … Continue reading

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NO on Prop 8: because it’s unequal

This is the second in a five-part series on the “California Marriage Protection Act,” Proposition 8 on the November 2008 ballot. ____________________ California’s Proposition 8 seeks to amend the state Constitution by adding a section which would read: Only marriage … Continue reading

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NO on Prop 8: because it’s bad policy

This is the first in a five-part series on the “California Marriage Protection Act,” Proposition 8 on the November 2008 ballot. ____________________ California’s Proposition 8 seeks to amend the state Constitution by adding a section which would read: Only marriage … Continue reading

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