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[19 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Amidst Prop 8 Fallout, Queer Blacks and Latinos Wonder Where They Fit | ]

By Casey Miner  — 
When Chris Norberg arrived at San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza to demonstrate against Proposition 8 last Saturday, he knew what point he wanted to make.
“A lot of my friends are really pissed off at minority groups in this city right now,” he said. “They voted against us.”
Norberg, 26 and white, is a furniture builder who married his same-sex partner last June.
Standing on the grass outside City Hall, he held a banner displaying the names of high-profile gay crime victims like Matthew Shepard and Harvey Milk, both of …

Civic Life, Fremont, Government »

[18 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Fremont Votes to Join Lawsuits Against Prop 8 | ]

By Linsay Rousseau Burnett —
Update: On November 19th, the California Supreme court agreed to hear the lawsuits but denied a motion for an immediate stay.
Update: Alameda County and the City of San Mateo unanimously voted in closed session to join the lawsuits on November 18th. The city of Oakland voted in closed session to join the lawsuits on November 19th.

In a four to one vote, the Fremont City Council voted on November 18th, to become a party in the now four lawsuits being waged against the state in opposition of …

Chinatown »

[5 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Chinatown voters champion Obama, split on Prop 8 | ]

By Guo Shipeng
A steady stream of Chinese residents cast their votes in several polling stations in Oakland’s Chinatown throughout Tuesday, many supporting Obama in line with the community’s long-time leaning toward the Democrats.
But a considerable amount of Chinatown voters cited traditional Chinese family values and voted for Prop 8 that would ban same-sex marriages, disappointing a group of campaigners against the proposition who stayed outside a polling place for a whole day to try to win over people.

Oakland, Wild Card »

[24 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]

By Casey Miner  A rally in support of Proposition 8, the ballot measure that would ban same-sex marriage in California, turned ugly as supporters of the measure taunted passersby and counter-demonstrators near Lake Merritt in Oakland.
The demonstrators yelled slurs like “faggot,” according to several people who said they were harassed. Some said they were pushed, poked, and hit with signs by aggressive demonstrators.

Berkeley, Civic Life, Government »

[17 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Local Christians seek distance from gay marriage ban | ]

By Will Jason
A ballot measure to end gay marriage in California has attracted money and endorsements from Christian groups around the country, but many local Christians say they are wary of being associated with the campaign.
Groups supporting the gay marriage ban, Proposition 8, have raised more than $25 million, according to data from the California Secretary of State’s Web site. Some of the biggest contributions have come from Christian groups like Focus on the Family, which is evangelical, and the Knights of Columbus, which is Catholic, according to an analysis …