Latest: Nobody’s gonna forcibly tie Brown, Schwarzenegger to an appeals court chair

From the SF Chronicle:

(09-08) 16:53 PDT SAN FRANCISCO — The state Supreme Court dealt a setback to California’s ban on same-sex marriage today, refusing to order Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown to appeal a federal judge’s ruling striking down the voter-approved measure.



A state appeals court dismissed the [Pacific Justice Institute] suit without a hearing, and the state’s high court denied review today without comment.


*Read more: High court won’t order state to defend Prop. 8 [SF Chron]

The social conservatives will now resort to Plan D: Making sock puppet versions of the AG and governor, placing them on their arms, and pretending like the two showed up in court anyway.

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**EARLIER: Jerry Brown’s sound reasoning for not appealing




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SU Action Fund’s latest ad features Active Duty Marine

Here’s the latest ad from the Servicemembers United Action Fund. It’s powerful.

No servicemember should have to obscure his or her face in order to serve this nation.




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Matt from Stop8.org obliterates NOM’s latest ad

This is just excellent:

Maggie Gallagher and Brian Brown had their chance to testify in the Prop.8 trial. They didn’t. Why? Well, it’s one thing to lie to reporters or in paid media. NOM does that all the time. This radio ad is just another example. But, as David Boies explained, they can’t lie on the witness stand:

“In a court of law you’ve got to come in and you’ve got to support those opinions, you’ve got to stand up under oath and cross-examination,” Boies said. “And what we saw at trial is that it’s very easy for the people who want to deprive gay and lesbian citizens of the right to vote [sic] to make all sorts of statements and campaign literature, or in debates where they can’t be cross-examined.

“But when they come into court and they have to support those opinions and they have to defend those opinions under oath and cross-examination, those opinions just melt away. And that’s what happened here. There simply wasn’t any evidence, there weren’t any of those studies. There weren’t any empirical studies. That’s just made up. That’s junk science. It’s easy to say that on television. But a witness stand is a lonely place to lie. And when you come into court you can’t do that.

Maggie and Brian couldn’t defend this ad under oath.

Great job, Matt.




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Show vs. Show • 03.26.10

By RICH LOPEZ | Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com

Dallas doesn’t find itself too often in the middle of a gay live music dilemma. This weekend, two musicians might get to bring their sounds to the masses. That is, if LGBT Dallas heads out to support their own.

Tommy Hernandez was mostly on the local music scene as a solo artist but his latest venture takes him away from pop music into a trancey realm. As one half of Museum Creatures, he and Stephen Holmes go the electronica route.

Museum Creatures is part of the Mercy for Animals Benefit at the Cavern on Lower Greenville. They share a heavy bill with Soft Environmental Collapse, Division of Power and more for the Rockout for Animals show.

Patrick Boothe approaches music with a raw attitude. In his latest release, Jump In, a five song EP, he explores his darker side.

Boothe relocated from Dallas to Austin partly to be near the music industry there. A lonely spell set in and provided inspiration for his newest set of songs. But he’s confident his gay audience will relate.

“I do have a mostly gay audience and they don’t listen to just the poppy music at gay clubs and bars you always hear.”

He’s alt-rock with a piano but more in the vein of Tori Amos. Yet, maybe a bit louder.

“It’s just me and a piano but it’s gonna be loud. I sing pretty loud and I’m not a classically trained pianist so it can get intense at times.”

He’s alt-rock with a piano but more in the vein of Tori Amos. Yet, maybe a bit louder.

“It’s just me and a piano but it’s gonna be loud. I sing pretty loud and I’m not a classically trained pianist so it can get intense at times.


— Rich Lopez

 


This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 26, 2010.


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