I cross-posted this to The Equality Summit blog: An article written by Seth Hemmelgarn entitled Summit planners stingy with No on Prop 8 dollars was published today by the Bay Area Reporter. Interestingly, I was one of the members of the planning committtee who responded and talked with the reporter,
NOTE FROM PAM: I'm front-paging this diary because of the disagreements over what the press access policy is or isn't regarding the upcoming Equality Summit. The title of the diary itself suggests blogs that published journalist Rex Wockner's piece about whether a decision has been made to restrict portions of
In today's New York Times, Frank Rich mars an otherwise-excellent column (“You’re Likable Enough, Gay People“) by repeating what Pam Spaulding has labelled “the meme that will not die” (or zombie meme) that Black Californians voted 70% for Proposition 8, thus enabling the heterosexual supremacist initiative to be enacted. Rich
MadProfessah has been following the final tallies of the 2008 election results very carefully. In Los Angeles County according to the Secretary of State, Proposition 8 is leading 50.046%-49.954%, a margin of 2,904 votes out of 3,185,172 votes (0.09%). However, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder the Proposition 8
The final, certified vote tallies for the November 4 election were released on Saturday and the margin of victory for Proposition 8 increased slightly statewide in total number of votes to nearly 600k, with the Yes side exceeding 7 million votes for discrimination. In LA County the margin of victory of Prop 8 is down to a mere 2385 votes–50.04% to 49.96%)!
MadProfessah was in the District of Columbia for an LGBT Bloggers Summit and was able to attend two plenary sessions of the Victory Fund's International Gay and Lesbian Leadership Conference which amusingly enough is at the Mayflower Hotel where, as Kate Clinton put it “New York lost a Governor.” The
Kevin Roderick at the LA Observed blog answers a question that I have been having about Tuesday's mixed election results for progressive Democrats. Namely, how the heck did Obama win California by 20+ points and Proposition 4 (abortion parental notification) fail easily while Proposition 8 (elimination of gay marriage) passed?
Chicago lawyer W.B. Kelley has just informed me that the California Supreme Court has issued a response to the motion requesting a stay in preventing Proposition 8 from appearing on the November 4, 2008 statewide ballot.
As MadProfessah has been reporting for months, heterosexual supremacists are attempting to use California's initiative process to institutionalize homophobia into the state constitution. There are news reports today that the “Protect Marriage” coalition of groups has collected 1.1 million signatures to qualify a measure to ban gay marriage that would