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News, The Snitch The Pro-Gay Marriage Ruling Conservatives <i>Should</i> Love

The Pro-Gay Marriage Ruling Conservatives Should Love

Men with Confederate flag decals reading "Never Forget" on their gun-rack-equipped pickups and a fondness for "states' rights" don't seem like the likely demographic to support same-sex marriage. Following today's unanimous ruling by the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in…
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Judge Who Overturned Proposition 8 Tells His Story at Porchlight

Vaughn Walker did what federal judges occasionally do: He was appointed by a Republican president (George H.W. Bush), but he'll forever be known for at least one ruling that clearly favors a liberal mindset (declaring unconstitutional Proposition 8, which…
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News, The Snitch Same-Sex Couples Revel in Court Decision Over Prop. 8

Same-Sex Couples Revel in Court Decision Over Prop. 8

After reading the good -- no, great! -- news yesterday morning that a federal appeals court ruled Proposition 8 unconstitutional, same-sex couples and supporters flooded the LGBT Center on Market and Octavia to celebrate the court's decision that "Prop. 8…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Problem With Same-Sex Marriage PSAs

The Problem With Same-Sex Marriage PSAs

Oscar Raymundo's Easy Target takes one conventional argument from news media, pop culture, local politics, or queer lifestyle -- and shoots it down. This week, the hearts of many melted after watching an Australian marriage equality public service announcement produced…
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News, The Snitch Immigration Judge Delays Deportation for Alex Benshimol, S.F. Gay Man Married to American

Immigration Judge Delays Deportation for Alex Benshimol, S.F. Gay Man Married to American

In another victory for same-sex couples, a San Francisco immigration judge ignored the Defense of Marriage Act today when she delayed the deportation proceedings against a gay Venezuelan man who is married to an American citizen. Immigration Judge Marilyn Teeter's…
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News, The Snitch Feds Close Deportation Case Against Same-Sex Spouse of Gay American

Feds Close Deportation Case Against Same-Sex Spouse of Gay American

The immigration woes of same-sex couples has finally reached a tipping point: The Immigration Court in Newark, New Jersey, has closed the deportation case against the foreign spouse of a gay American this week. The couple's attorney, Lavi Soloway, says…
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News, The Snitch Bradford Wells, Gay San Franciscan, Fighting Against Husband's Deportation, Taken To Hospital

Bradford Wells, Gay San Franciscan, Fighting Against Husband's Deportation, Taken To Hospital

Update, 2:30 p.m.: Steve Ralls from Immigration Equality e-mailed SF Weekly to say that Bradford Wells did not have a heart attack. "I just received an update, and Bradford is back home from the hospital, and resting.  He did not…
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News, The Snitch Judge Vaughn Walker Admits He Is Gay

Judge Vaughn Walker Admits He Is Gay

As if he hadn't riled up opponents of same-sex marriage enough, Judge Vaughn Walker on Wednesday publicly announced that he is indeed gay. Already an icon in the gay community, the retired judge, who ruled in favor of same-sex marriage,…
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News, The Snitch Gay Binational Couples Fighting Deportations On Obama's New DOMA Stance

Gay Binational Couples Fighting Deportations On Obama's New DOMA Stance

Gay couples are already using President Obama's new stance against the Defense of Marriage Act as a weapon to fight deportations of their foreign spouses. The couples hope that the administration's declaration last week that the law that defines marriage…
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News, The Snitch Jennifer Roback Morse, Gay Marriage Foe, Redefining Definition of 'Rainbow'

Jennifer Roback Morse, Gay Marriage Foe, Redefining Definition of 'Rainbow'

In a futile attempt to reclaim something that was never hers in the first place, Jennifer Roback Morse, a staunch opponent of same-sex marriage, has declared herself a rainbow warrior. The traditional marriage advocate told the website OneNewsNow.com that straight…
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News, The Snitch Prop. 8 Trial: The Live Blog

Prop. 8 Trial: The Live Blog

Check back often for frequent updatesMonday, 12:05 a.m.: This is it, folks: the big day for Prop. 8 at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Lawyers for both sides get just two hours to make their cases this morning, and…
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News, The Snitch Judges Named For Prop. 8 Hearing

Judges Named For Prop. 8 Hearing

A liberal, a conservative, and a moderate. An old guy, a middle-aged guy, and a sorta young guy. Sounds like the makings for a road-trip comedy. Could be. But it's definitely the composition for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals'…
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News, The Snitch Republican Election Ploy: Gays Marry Goats, Dogs, and ... Clocks?

Republican Election Ploy: Gays Marry Goats, Dogs, and ... Clocks?

The Week In GayHave you noticed that the midterm election is around the goddamned corner? If your home is like mine you shovel 10 pounds of crap out of the mailbox and into the recycling bin every day; you have…
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News, The Snitch Prop. 8 Overturned: Hey Obama! Read the Ruling!

Prop. 8 Overturned: Hey Obama! Read the Ruling!

Today, Judge Vaughn Walker drove a stake into the heart of Prop 8. And then he pounded the stake with a sledge hammer. And then he jumped up and down on it.Victorious lawyers Ted Olson and David Bois summarized Walker's decision…
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News, The Snitch An Open Letter to All the Straight People

An Open Letter to All the Straight People

Dear heterosexual allies, I think we need to talk. You really need to start being better friends to us gays. That includes my straight pals in San Francisco, who sometimes forget that in most parts of this country homosexuals are…
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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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News, The Snitch Lessons of CPAC: Real Men Kill, But Don't Suck Dick

Lessons of CPAC: Real Men Kill, But Don't Suck Dick

Last weekend there was a gathering of conservative lunatics in Washington D.C. (aka CPAC). One participant was photographed holding a bumper sticker that she seems to be very proud of.Isn't the holder of that bumper sticker Kristin Dowd charming?…
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News, The Snitch Shots From Today's City Hall Marriage Equality Rally

Shots From Today's City Hall Marriage Equality Rally

Dreary weather required a rally urging the county clerk's office to receive same sex marriage licenses to be relocated from the steps of City Hall to the interior of the building. Organized by Marriage Equality USA, a roster of speakers…
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News, The Snitch Chron Hardly 'Outed' Judge Vaughn Walker

Chron Hardly 'Outed' Judge Vaughn Walker

Same-sex marriage advocates are chagrined by Chronicle columnists Matier and Ross' piece yesterday that "outed" U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker -- the federal decision-maker in the same-sex marriage case. San Francisco's top gay newspaper, the Bay Area Reporter, wrote a…
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News, The Snitch I Now Pronounce You Incorporated: A Novel Approach to Same-Sex Marriage

I Now Pronounce You Incorporated: A Novel Approach to Same-Sex Marriage

Melding legal principles does not always follow the "You got your chocolate in my peanut butter!" "You got your peanut butter in my chocolate!" path. But humor us, here. In San Francisco, the plaintiffs have made their case in an…
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