Tag Archive for California

With time, equality will blossom even in Orange County

In the annals of the modern gay-rights movement, Orange County has a less than stellar role. The stomping ground of the late state senator and antigay initiative sponsor John Briggs, firebrand former Congressman Bob Dornan, and longtime antigay funder Howard Ahmanson and activist Lou Sheldon has gained a reputation for antagonism to gay people that…

Gavin Newsom’s Policies Already Being Implemented

He has not even gotten the Democratic nomination and already Gavin Newsom’s policies and ideas are being implemented statewide. Imagine my suprise when I get a message from Santa Ana Mayor Pulido announcing a program he is  coordinating with Governor Schwarzenegger to bring a banking program to Santa Ana that began in San Francisco. In…

EQCA Announces Support for Repealing Prop 8 in 2012

This morning Executive Director Geoff Kors, on behalf of Equality California Equality California (EQCA), announced his organization’s support for a ballot measure to repeal Prop 8 in 2012 during a conference for bloggers and media. Mr. Kors said that during the last 100 days EQCA had done a great deal of research in several areas.…

Orange County Republicans Shed Crocodile Tears Over the Effects of Prop 13 on Local Cities

Republican crocodile tears flowed this weekend in Orange County as a group of city officials called F.I.S.T. – “Fight Insane State Theft” – comprised of 14 Orange County mayors and 42 city council members, nearly all of them Republicans – protested Republican Governor Schwarzenegger’s plan to take away billions in state property tax revenue from…