New Report Shows Lesbians Make Great Parents

A newly published paper finds that none of the 17-year-old daughters and sons of lesbian mothers report having ever been physically or sexually abused by a parent or other caregiver.

This contrasts with 26 percent of American adolescents who report parent or caregiver physical abuse and 8.3 percent who report sexual abuse.

Read more: Lesbians Make Great Parents


The November 10 Issue is now available420 cover

Wow, go away for a week and come back to a Sacramento that is fully aglow with autumnal colors! The trees are turning color and dropping leaves and rain has found its way back to the valley.

Our new issue celebrates the season change by highlighting fun, fall, harvest-y things to do, as well as recap important political happenings and much more.

Read more: The November 10 Issue is now available


Anyone But ObamaSam Catalano

Commentary by Sam Catalano

The “I-Told-You-So Democratic Disaster” has unfolded as inevitably as the Sun's rising.  

More than a year ago, I, in this paper and many others, foretold of the crushing defeat the Democrats were rushing towards like lemmings to a cliff - except in good old California.  

The safe explanation was “it’s the economy, stupid,” and with high unemployment, of course, the Democrats were in trouble.

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Anti-Gay Michigan AAG Loses Job After Stalking Gay Student Body PresidentMA Assistent Attorney General Andrew Shirvell

Commentary by Wayne Besen, Truth Wins Out

Michigan Assistant Attorney General, Andrew Shirvell, was finally fired on Monday and it's about damn time.

Prior to his dismissal, the sicko had spent the last year relentlessly stalking and harassing openly gay University of Michigan student body president Chris Armstrong.

That's right, a 30-year old man representing the state government was acting out a peculiar obsession (or fantasy) with a 21-year old college student.

Read more: AAG Loses Job


Appeals Court Stays Order That Banned Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

by Boyce Hinman

A three Judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a stay of U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Phillips’ order to immediately terminate Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, effectively allowing the government to continue enforcing DADT and to continue proceedings against any current service members who have violated DADT.

On October 12, Phillips ordered the US Government to immediately terminate DADT, which it has been using to discharge openly lesbian or gay members of the U.S. Armed Services.

In her final order on the issue, Judge Phillips refused the government’s request to stay her order pending any appeal that the government might make to a higher court. Among other things, Judge Phillips said it was unlikely that her opinion would be overturned by the appeals court.

Read more: DADT Order Stayed


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