Posts Tagged ‘California’

Discrimination in California

On Tuesday, the California Supreme Court upheld Proposition 8, the November referendum that took the right to marry away from California gays and lesbians.  As a small consolation, they did not invalidate the legal marriages of around 11,000 couples that were already married. Proponents had based their support of the taking of rights from their […]

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Questions on Gay Marriage

In the United States, our citizens pride themselves on the constitutional rights that they enjoy.  We hold up the Bill of Rights as a symbol of how people everywhere should live.  We are colloquially known as “The Land of the Free”.  We “hold these rights to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”  We […]

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Thanksgiving — 6 November 2008

Another general Election Day is over.  We have spent the last several months rooting one way or the other on a number of candidate races and ballot measures.  We do it in a way similar to the way we root for our local sports teams to win, only in this race, we have to live […]

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Vote No on California Proposition 8

OK, so I wasn’t intending to comment on any ballot measures outside of Cascadia when I decided to highlight them over the next few weeks.  Sometimes I just react to the news as I see fit. According to recent articles, a number of religious groups in California are mobilizing to get out the vote to […]

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Gay Marriage — and Other Issues

We have reports today that the California Supreme Court has overturned a voter-enacted law that prohibits marriage between persons of the same gender in that state. While I certainly congratulate the people who want to get married in their new-found ability to do so, I believe that this issue tells us so much more about […]

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