Baldwin Seeks to Speed Ratification of Equal Rights AmendmentCongresswoman Tammy Baldwin

March 8, 2011

Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) chose today, International Women’s Day, to introduce legislation to speed ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the Constitution.

“The ERA is intended to ensure equality for women and men in all areas of society,” said Baldwin.  “It is an immediate and decisive remedy to end sex discrimination in federal and state laws and provides a clear benchmark for judicial interpretation.  Achieving equality and justice for all in the United States is fundamental to our democratic principles, economic recovery, and continued leadership around the world.  The intent of my resolution is simple: a path to equality for all Americans,” Baldwin said.

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In Defense of Not Defending Prop 8 and DOMAStephen Blakley

Commentary by Stephen Blakley

On Saturday, March 5, 2011 an article appeared in the viewpoints section of the Sacramento Bee authored by Margaret A. Bengs with a headline that read “Basic right of self-government is in peril.”

In this article Ms. Bengs questioned former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s and former Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown's refusal to defend Prop. 8 on the grounds that it is unconstitutional, as well as the U.S. Department of Justice's recent decision to no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act for the same reason.

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The Donald: No and NO on Gay RightsDonald Trump

Donald Trump, getting ready for a run at the White House, did an interview with the Des Moines Register, and was able to answer at least one question without any equivocating.

When asked whether he supports allowing same-sex couples to marry, Trump said: "They should not be able to marry."

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Sacramento G&L Center Announces Interim Executive Director

The Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Center Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Sara Freid as the interim Executive Director of the Center.

Freid has recently served as the Treasurer of the Board and has stepped down from this position to serve as interim Executive Director, replacing the current executive director Wendy Rae Hill.

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Calif. Attorney General Asks Court to Lift Stay on Same Sex MarriagesKamala Harris

March 1, 2011

California's Attorney General has filed an amicus brief with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals asking the court to allow gay marriages to resume while the court considers the constitutionality of the state's ban on same-sex unions.

The brief was filed Tuesday March 1, by Attorney General Kamala Harris in the case challenging the decision by District Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker invalidating Proposition 8.


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