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News, The Snitch Tom Ammiano Goes After Gay Bullying With New Legislation

Tom Ammiano Goes After Gay Bullying With New Legislation

Call it Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's new twist to the "It gets better" campaign. The seasoned pol, who is openly gay, is trying to truly make things better for gay teens with new legislation requiring schools to intervene when kids are…
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News, The Snitch Study: Millions Spent on Campaigns For and Against Gay Marriage Totally Pointless

Study: Millions Spent on Campaigns For and Against Gay Marriage Totally Pointless

A New York University professor analyzed dozens of ballot measures concerning gay marriage over the last 20 years and came up with one mighty conclusion in a study released today: expensive campaigns for and against legal recognition of gay couples…
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News, The Snitch Prop. 8 Trial -- Constipated No More

Prop. 8 Trial -- Constipated No More

Remember the Prop. 8 trial that started in San Francisco in January starring Judge Vaughn Walker (gay) and featuring David Boies (liberal) and Ted Olson (conservative)? The trial that has been on hiatus longer than the presentation of evidence? It…
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News, The Snitch No Gay Marriage For You in 2010, California

No Gay Marriage For You in 2010, California

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News, The Snitch Explained: The Clusterfuck That Lost the Proposition 8 Campaign

Explained: The Clusterfuck That Lost the Proposition 8 Campaign

During testimony, filings, and deliberations in the Proposition 8 trial, an unasked question reverberated through the federal courthouse in San Francisco: Why, exactly, are we here?A step outside into the reality of still separate and unequal California provided an answer:…
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A risky proposition: the Prop. 8 debate continues

People love to blame Equality California for losing the gay marriage battle in California last year. But amidst the finger-pointing, the gay-rights group seems to have gotten one thing right: Voters aren't ready to repeal the ban on same-sex marriage…
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News, The Snitch Maine Setback Won't Deter Californians Seeking Prop. 8 Repeal in 2010 -- Unless it Does

Maine Setback Won't Deter Californians Seeking Prop. 8 Repeal in 2010 -- Unless it Does

For those who support same-sex marriage, yesterday's defeat in Maine was both a head-scratcher and a stomach-punch. The "No on 1" campaign was well-run, well-financed, not hamstrung by, say, the mayor of Bangor crowing about "whether you like it or…
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News, The Snitch Obama Administration Fails In Attempt To Have Its Gay Wedding Cake and Eat It, Too

Obama Administration Fails In Attempt To Have Its Gay Wedding Cake and Eat It, Too

In the gay marriage wars, you can never make everybody happy. But a court filing by the Obama administration today may well piss off everyone.  Social conservatives surely have had their tighty-whiteys worked into a twist by the Department of…
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Would Gay Marriage Not Being on the 2010 Ballot Help or Hurt Gavin Newsom? The Answer: Yes.

Being emotionally charged up can certainly affect how demonstratively one waves his or her placard in a street protest, but it's of less use in the voting booth. No matter how emphatically you punch your ballot, it still only counts…
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News, The Snitch Equality California Says Same-Sex Marriage Should Wait Until 2012

Equality California Says Same-Sex Marriage Should Wait Until 2012

You'll need a new cake by 2012...​Equality California announced Wednesday morning it recommends that same-sex marriage advocates wait until the 2012 election to bring the issue back to California voters. Citing the difficulty of changing voters' deeply entrenched views…
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