EAST BAY OFFICIALS REACT TO SUPREME COURT RULING ON PROPOSITION 8/DOMA

CIVIL RIGHTS | Following Wednesday's historic U.S. Supreme Court decisions repealing parts of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the high court's decision on Proposition 8 effectively allowing county clerks to soon issue marriage licenses to all, elected officials in the East Bay had much to say as the LGBT community, and the region … Continue reading EAST BAY OFFICIALS REACT TO SUPREME COURT RULING ON PROPOSITION 8/DOMA

MARGINALIZED BY THEIR OWN PARTY AND LIBERAL GAY GROUPS, LOG CABIN REPUBLICANS TRUDGE ON

CAGOP CONVENTION | For gay conservatives, the Republican Party is something like, No Party For Gay Old Men. At the party’s state convention this weekend, the Log Cabin Republicans met in a small room tucked far away from the party’s more mainstream groups. But it’s a matter of perspective, for them, a tidy group ostracized … Continue reading MARGINALIZED BY THEIR OWN PARTY AND LIBERAL GAY GROUPS, LOG CABIN REPUBLICANS TRUDGE ON

Exhibit One, Two For Why The East Bay Resides In A Unique Political Bubble

ELECTION ‘12//OAKLAND DISTRICT 3 | Pedro Rios is the Republican candidate for the 32nd Assembly District in Kern County. He waxes romantically about his up-from-the-boot-straps rise from the fields of the Central Valley to hopefully a seat in the State Legislature. It’s standard conservative “I built that” bullshit that resonates with many in rural California … Continue reading Exhibit One, Two For Why The East Bay Resides In A Unique Political Bubble