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John Henning

Blog Entries by John Henning

Fresno Has a Long Way to Go on Gay Marriage

Posted October 7, 2008 | 14:33:57 (EST)

In Fresno, a Roman Catholic priest came out against Proposition 8 last Sunday during mass. In a televised account, KFSN-TV reports:

Father Geoffrey Farrow of the Saint Paul Newman Center in northeast Fresno shocked parishioners Sunday morning when he came out against...

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My Neighbor Lied to a Pollster About Gay Marriage

Posted October 2, 2008 | 15:11:48 (EST)

2008-09-27-telemarketer_art.gifWell, it wasn't actually my neighbor. It was my friend's neighbor. My friend lives in the Castro, San Francisco's (and perhaps the nation's) premier gay neighborhood. Last week, he bumped into his neighbor, a woman in her 70s, and they got to chatting about gay...

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"Saving Marriage" -- Seeing the Future in California?

Posted October 1, 2008 | 23:30:38 (EST)

In the recent saturation media coverage of California's Proposition 8 -- which would eliminate the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry in that state -- it's often overlooked that all the way across the country, in the state of Massachusetts, same-sex marriage is now legal and safe from...

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San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial: Vote No on Prop 8

Posted September 26, 2008 | 18:00:55 (EST)


San Diego, and especially San Diego County, is ground zero for Proposition 8. The big churches that back the amendment are there, and a disproportionate number of the money and signatures gathered to place it on the ballot came from there.

Last week, the...

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Support for California Gay Marriage Ban Slipping?

Posted September 24, 2008 | 14:35:21 (EST)


Jesse Helms, who died just this year, was a notoriously homophobic U.S. Senator from North Carolina. In his last couple of re-election bids, the polls always showed him losing to more liberal challengers. But he won anyway.

It was known as the "Jesse...

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Thank You, Brad...Now, Where Are the Others?

Posted September 22, 2008 | 23:17:14 (EST)

2008-09-23-293.pitt.brad2.0827081.jpgAs of mid-September, supporters of California's Proposition 8 -- that is, the opponents of equal marriage rights -- had raised $16.6 million, versus the $11.1 million raised by the gay community to fight the initiative. And this, in a state that's home to Hollywood, which...

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Mr. Sulu Gets Married

Posted September 22, 2008 | 22:01:52 (EST)


My three brothers and I were weaned on Star Trek reruns, and my parents also loved the show. Helping out on the flight deck was the square-jawed Mr. Sulu, played by actor George Takei.

Now, a generation later, the LA Independent reports that...

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