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Prop. 8 and the Triumph of Theocracy (tags)
The passage of Proposition 8 proves that many American voters are committed to a basically theocratic view of government in which THEIR moral values and commitments should rule over others. It also means the Queer community needs to do some soul-searching over why people of color and others we considered natural allies voted for 8 in greater percentages than whites did, and whether "marriage" as a term carries too much religious baggage ever to win majority support for its legal extension to same-sex couples.
Queer Democrats Fail to Endorse for President (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club failed to endorse a candidate for President after a contentious meeting November 29. On the first ballot, Hillary Clinton received eight votes, John Edwards seven, Barack Obama three, Dennis Kucinich two and 14 club members voted against making an endorsement at all. The club also voted to oppose statewide Proposition 91 on the February ballot, which would block legislators from using gas tax money to balance the state budget.
San Diego Queer Demos Split Support in District 4 Council Race (tags)
The San Diego Democratic Club, a largely Queer organization whose major focus is the rights of Queer (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered) people, couldn't agree on a candidate to replace anti-Queer African-American District 4 Councilmember George Stevens. At their August 23 meeting they rated former Assembly candidate Dwayne Crenshaw and Stevens staffer Charles Lewis both acceptable.