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Best (Worst?) Sex Lies of 2011

Well, my plans to blog some of the best of 2011 totally fell apart, and for that I apologize. I thought I would make it up to you by compiling a list of some of my favorite (or most disturbing) moments in sexual misinformation. These are some of the strangest,…

Federal court upholds gay judge’s ruling on Proposition 8

A federal judge in San Francisco on Tuesday upheld retired Judge Vaughn R. Walker ruling on California’s Proposition 8, after supporters of the measure accused Walker of being prejudiced in the case. Sponsors of Proposition 8, California’s 2008 ban on same sex marriage, argued that Walker should have been disqualified…

Federal judge says gay Proposition 8 judge was not required to recuse himself

U.S. District Chief Judge James Ware said during a court hearing Monday that there was no evidence that retired Judge Vaughn R. Walker should have recused himself from the Proposition 8 trial. The Los Angeles Times reported that sponsors of Proposition 8, California’s 2008 ban on same sex marriage, argued…

Conservatives: Prop. 8 should be reinstated because judge who struck it down is gay

Conservatives in California, incensed by a U.S. District Judge who overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, are claiming in an appeal that the decision should be nullified because the judge is actually a gay man. U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker, who overturned the same-sex marriage ban known as Proposition…

California urges US court to unfreeze gay marriages

LOS ANGELES – California’s attorney general called on a US federal court Tuesday to suspend a ban on gay marriages in the western US state, pending a long-running appeals process. Kamala Harris urged the Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals to dismiss its order prohibiting same-sex marriages in California until…

California gay marriage supporters seek sooner weddings

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Gay marriage supporters asked a federal appeals court on Wednesday to allow an order lifting California’s gay marriage ban to take effect right away, according to a court filing. Last year a U.S. District judge found California’s gay marriage ban, otherwise known as Proposition 8, unconstitutional.…

Prop 8 fight reaches next judicial rung

Calif gay marriage ban hits next legal rung; appeals panel to hear arguments in landmark case A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments on whether California’s same-sex marriage ban is constitutional in a hearing to be televised nationally. The three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of…

Arizona voters approve medical marijuana in nail-biter vote

UPDATE: Arizona voters have approved a measure that will legalize medical marijuana use in the state for people with chronic or debilitating diseases. Final vote tallies showed Saturday that Proposition 203 won by a tiny margin of just 4,341 votes out of more than 1.67 million votes counted. The measure…

Fox Business attacks measure that would repeal News Corp’s massive tax loophole

The Fox Business Network ran a negative report on a California ballot initiative that its parent company, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, has spent over a million dollars to defeat, according to New York Times. As part of an ongoing report entitled “The War on Business,” Fox business correspondent Adam Shapiro…

Former Surgeon General calls for legalization of marijuana

Former US Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders told CNN’s Don Lemon Sunday that she supports the legalization of marijuana. Bill Clinton appointed Elders as the United States Surgeon General in 1993. After leaving her office, she became a professor of pediatric endocrinology at the University of Arkansas. “Many people say [marijuana…

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