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More lawmakers join the legal fight for gay marriage

FLLewis/ A Writer’s Groove – Burbank If supporters of Proposition 8 thought a win at the ballot box on November 4 would end the debate over gay marriage, well they are facing a tough reality today. It ain’t over. Now the battle is being waged on two fronts; in the streets and in the California Supreme Court. Yesterday, The Los Angeles County  Board of Supervisors voted to join the legal fight against Proposition 8. The measure would amend the California constitution to restrict marriage to “a man and a woman.” The city of... Read More →

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State lawmakers join the legal battle against Proposition 8

FLLewis/A Writer’s Groove Two voters make their choices at a polling place in Burbank during the General Election on November 4, 2008  Gay marriage supporters have gained some more heavyweight support from Sacramento. Over the weekend, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger urged gay rights activists to keep up the fight against Proposition 8, the controversial measure that bans same-sex marriage. Then yesterday, 43 Democratic state legislators joined forces and filed a court brief backing the opponents of Proposition 8. In last Tuesday’s General Election, Proposition 8 passed 52 percent to 48 percent. If the State Supreme Court... Read More →

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Battle over gay marriage far from over

Lori Shepler/Los Angeles Times Police moved on gay rights activists who reportedly refused to disperse during a protest in Long Beach Friday night. Over the weekend, thousands of protesters marched up and down the state slamming the passage of Proposition 8, the anti-gay marriage measure. In Long Beach Friday night, 15 people were arrested during one demonstration. On Saturday, more than 12-thousand marched in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles; thousands more took to the streets in San Diego and Oakland. The protests continued yesterday in Sacramento, Lake Forest, and many other... Read More →

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Protests against ban on gay marriage

Barbara Davidson/ Los Angeles Times The anger over the passage of a bitterly fought California proposition denying marriage to gay couples has spilled into the streets of several communities in the Southland. Thousands of opponents of Proposition 8 began protesting Wednesday night, when it became clear the measure had passed 52 percent to 48 percent in Tuesday’s election. Last night, the marches were in West Hollywood and Westwood, where the protesters targeted the Mormon Temple on Santa Monica Boulevard.  Some gay-rights activists are accusing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of helping bankroll... Read More →

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