Pro-Prop 8 petition

    I’m sure all of you know about the hoopla over Prop 8 in California. As a Californian, I dutifully supported it. Now that Prop 8 has passed, though, its opponents still won’t rest. They’re protesting all over the country, and their lawyers have taken it to the courts, trying to find some activist judge who’ll go along with their agenda. Without a doubt, the California | Read More »

    The California Supreme Court visits the Pottery Barn (revised)

    Some of those who have been following the Propostion 8 drama may be puzzled as to why the California Supreme Court is reviewing the legitimacy of a Constitutional amendment or what grounds that may have to do so. First, by taking this case now, the California Supreme Court avoids months or years of uncertainty as cases wend their way through the lower courts, since whatever | Read More »

    The California Culture War, Part III.

    OK, so several years ago California voters approved a proposition that effectively banned gay marriage. Gay rights groups (shouldn’t that be “gay lefts groups”?) promptly file suit with CA Supremes to block enforcement and got the initiative overturned. Gavin Newsome, mayor of SF, promptly started marrying homosexual couples. So, this past election cycle the voters of CA approved an amendment to the CA Constitution defining | Read More »

    How Dare Arnold Schwarzenegger!

    California conservatives were desperate for a Republican governor after the disasterous Gray Davis administration. We were ready for sane people to come into office. So when actor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced his decision to run for Governor, most conservatives got behind him (while a few chose to support Tom McClintock.) Schwarzenegger assured us that he would not interfere with the will of the people of California | Read More »

    Some thoughts on Prop 8 and Gay Marriage

    Since the election the Prop 8 passage has been a major item on news broadcasts and the internet. We have seen protests at Mormon and Catholic houses of worship (but not in predominately black and hispanic neighborhoods, which Larry Elder attributes to the lack of a possibility of confrontation at the LDS and RC churches) and we have heard a variety of talking heads and | Read More »

    Thuggish Reactions to the Passage of Prop. 8

    Podcast Show Notes Racial slurs fired against African Americans by homosexual Proposition 8 opponents and seeking retribution against supporters of Proposition 8. Church burnings threatened, elderly attacked. (Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin.) Something rotten in the state of Minnesota with the recount. (Hat Tip: Hot Air.) State employee on administrative leave due to snooping into the records of Joe the Plumber. (Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin.) Obama’s | Read More »

    Hollywood joins the furor over gay marriage ban

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081107/apenmo/gaymarriagecelebrities Yes, as is often the case, I think I will change my mind now that these Hollywood supertars disagree with me. Removing myself from the very emotional debate about gay marriage as I know it is a very personal issue, I’m facinated to see how many people fail to recognize that this was not a decision by the state of CA but by the | Read More »

    A Gay Conservative’s Take on Prop 8

    I am a gay conservative lawyer, who studied constitutional law during law school (though I now work in the tax field), so the issue of gay marriage and what has happened in California has meaning to me on many levels even though I make every effort to avoid ever stepping foot in California. In short – I’m thrilled that the people of California have put | Read More »

    Where was the Christian Right this election cycle?

    Of the three states voting on state amendments to their constitution outlining marriage between one man and one woman, one is expected to pass, one is a toss up, and one is expected to fail. Can you guess which ones? CA-fail. Despite each side having spent litearlly tens of thousands of dollars fighting for their cause, the American Family Association came in 1st at $550,000, | Read More »

    Where was the Christian Right this election cycle?

    Of the three states voting on state amendments to their constitution outlining marriage between one man and one woman, one is expected to pass, one is a toss up, and one is expected to fail. Can you guess which ones? CA-fail. Despite each side having spent litearlly tens of thousands of dollars fighting for their cause, the American Family Association came in 1st at $550,000, | Read More »

    YES on Prop 8

    YES ON PROPOSITION 8 in CaliforniaYou’ve been tagged. PLEASE READ THIS no matter what state you live in. Failure to pass Proposition 8 will hurt children. If gay marriage remains legal, public schools will put it on equal footing with traditional marriage. Children will likely receive “age appropriate” information about sexual relations within heterosexual and homosexual marriages.

    Joe Biden was against gay marriage before he was for it

    October 2: In the vice presidential debate, when asked if he would support gay marriage, Joe Biden answers, “No. Barack Obama nor I support redefining from a civil side what constitutes marriage.” October 20: Biden is a guest on the Ellen Degeneres Show, and says that if he lived in California, he would vote against Proposition 8, a ballot initiative which would ban gay marriage. | Read More »

    Proposition 8: The Inside Scoop!

    Frank Schubert has been involved in over 30 ballot initiatives in his lifetime but he’s never experienced anything like Proposition 8. Yesterday, I was asked to be part of a blogger conference call with Schubert who heads up the Yes on 8 movement. Bottom line: This race is almost over. Tensions are high. Expectations are tempered but the general feeling is that Proposition 8 will | Read More »

    Gay Marriage: The False Vacuum

    The newest SUSA polling confirms California Proposition 8 (defining Marriage as between a man and a woman) leading by 3 percent thanks in a large measure to black voters who are in favor 58%-30% and to a small degree Hispanics who are in favor 47%-41%. One of the arguments constantly espoused by Gay Marriage advocates, or even those who just don’t have a problem with | Read More »

    Important Update on CA Marriage Amendment

    SUMMARY: We will win this if we get help from outside the state. Note: this update is based on the emails I receive from the Yes on 8 campaign. Proposition 8 is the ballot initiative in California that will amend the Constitution to define marriage as a man and a woman. There is a huge amount of opposition to this bill from Hollywood and the | Read More »