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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Magical Harps by Amy Lynn Kanner, San Diego, California

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Magical Harps by Amy Lynn Kanner - San DiegoPeriodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Wedding Entertainment in San Diego, CA, USA. You will be delighted with the gorgeous sound of my harp! With 20 years of professional experience, performing music from Classical (Pachelbel “Canon”) to Popular (“A Thousand Years”, “All I Ask of You”, even the Beatles!), I will assist you in creating a beautiful music program designed especially for you!

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Great Officiants, Long Beach, California

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Great Officiants - Long Beach, CAPeriodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Wedding Officiants in Long Beach, CA, USA. Same Gender ceremony specialists. With a team of 29 professional Officiants you can choose from So Cal’s Top LGBT Friendly Officiants. We have done well over 1000 Same Gender ceremonies in the last 10 years.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Carmel Photography, Carmel, California

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Carmel PhotographyPeriodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Wedding Photography / Videography in Carmel, CA, USA. I will sensitively and with good humor, capture the spirit of your day with my photography on the Monterey Peninsula or Big Sur. I can help you find a location with gorgeous back drops; bluff over-looking the ocean, redwood canyon, high meadows, beaches. I know officiants, florists, caterers and we all work well together. You will receive a hi-rez CD of all your images.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: StayTrue Photo, San Diego, California

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

StayTrue Photo - San Diego

Photo Copyright Gregory Cain

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Wedding Photography / Videography in San Diego, CA, USA. My name is Gregory Cain and I am the owner & photographer for StayTrue Photo. I was born and raised here in San Diego and I am blessed to live in Solana Beach with my dog Missy. I am a waterman and ocean lover with an adventurers’ soul, and everywhere I go I take my camera.

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USA, California: Anti Gay Group Goes to Court to Revive Anti Transgender Initiative

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Transgender FlagAn anti gay group is going to court to challenge the state’s count of signatures for an initiative to repeal the bill that offers protections to transgender kids in schools.

LGBTQ Nation reports:

The Pacific Justice Institute, a Christian legal group, announced Tuesday that it has filed papers in Sacramento Superior Court seeking a court order that would compel Secretary of State Debra Bowen to qualify the measure for the November ballot. Attorney Matthew McReynolds says the group is arguing that county election officers improperly invalidated more than 17,276 signatures from the petitions the referendum’s supporters circulated. McReynolds says his own signature was thrown out because it did not match the one on his original voter registration card, a discrepancy he attributed to the fact that he is now blind.

They never, ever, ever, ever give up, do they? They will even go after children in their zeal to keep the LGBT community down. Truly sickening.

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USA, California: Opponents of Transgender Kids Law Not Giving Up

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Transgender FlagOpponents of the new law to protect transgender kids in California are still trying to find a way to quality for the ballot.

SDGLN reports:

Opponents of a new law that allows transgender students a choice of which restroom and locker room to use are scouring thousands of signatures that were tossed out in San Diego County and elsewhere, hoping to uncover enough evidence to prove that their referendum should be placed on the November ballot. But it will not be easy. They must painstakingly double-check each signature for any hint that county elections officials erred. Statewide, nearly 132,000 were disqualified while about 487,500 were found to be valid.

These people never give up. We could learn from them.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, California

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Hilton CarlsbadPeriodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Wedding Event Location in Carlsbad, CA, USA. Nestled along the serene California Coast, Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa offers you a truly magnificent wedding venue for you and your guests. Our spectacular Pacific Ocean views form the ultimate backdrop for your perfect wedding. Celebrate your special day at our exquisite ocean-view terrace, ceremony lawn and banquet facilities with savory cuisine and lavish decor. Relax, enjoy, and let our superb team take care of every detail, for a truly memorable experience.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Rainbow Weddings, Los Angeles, California

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Rainbow Weddings, Los AngelesPeriodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Wedding Officiants in Los Angeles, CA, USA. I am the premier same sex wedding officiant in the Southern California. Uniquely customized wedding ceremonies to treasure for a life time.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Aaron Willcox Photography, San Diego

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Aaron Wilcox Photo - San DiegoPeriodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Wedding Photography / Videography in San Diego, CA, USA. On the morning, before I capture a wedding, I wake up and read these words on my wall: “Today, I’m going to take the creative leap and craft unique images never made before”. “I’m going to capture the truth in the love between two people and create timeless images they can always look back upon; remember the reasons why they fell in love in the first place”.

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BREAKING: Bid to Overturn California’s Transgender Students Rights Law FAILS!!!

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Transgender FlagThis is late breaking news out of California, but it appears that, following a final hand-count of signatures submitted by a coalition of anti-trans groups seeking to force an initiative to repeal of the State of California’s Student Success and Opportunity Act, the drive to place the Act on the ballot has FAILED by more than 17,000 signatures to qualify for the ballot!

The Advocate reports:

An attempt to repeal California’s recently implemented transgender student law has been shot down after conservative organizations failed to turn in the necessary 504,760 valid signatures to qualify the issue for a referendum.

 

Proponents of the repeal, who had formed a coalition deceptively named Privacy for All Students,came up short, only collecting 487,760 valid signatures, leaving the repeal effort 17,276 short of the required 504,760 to qualify the issue to appear before voters in the November election.

 

As a result, California’s Student Success and Opportunity Act will remain in force. The law prohibits discrimination on the basis of a student’s gender identity and guarantees that trans students can participate in the gender-segregated sports and have access to facilities that correspond with their gender identity. The law, also known as Assembly Bill 1266, cleared the State Assembly by a vote of 46-25 and passed through the Senate by a vote of 21-9 before being signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown in August of last year. The law went into effect January 1.

The group behind the petition drive, Privacy for All Students, however, is not giving up:

“[Privacy for All Students] is anxious to challenge any signature that has been unfairly thrown out,” reads the message. “We are prepared to [challenge the signatures thrown out] again, as many times as we need to, until every valid signature is counted and the referendum qualifies for the ballot.”

HRC President Chad Griffin is ecstatic.

“The forces of discrimination tried to go after California’s LGBT young people, and it’s a sign of our progress that they fell short of their goal,” said Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin in a statement. “Yet unfortunately there are groups out there that are actively working to make the lives of LGBT youth harder. This law does nothing more than safeguard transgender students from being excluded and ensures all students are provided the same opportunities — regardless of gender identity.”

As mentioned earlier, the law has been in effect since January 1st of this year.