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Major Fundraising Campaign Announced for 2010 Equality

San Francisco, CA – At rallies yesterday in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Fresno marking the somber first anniversary of the passage of Proposition 8 in California, organizers announced the launch of the first major fundraising campaign to place a marriage equality initiative on the California ballot in November 2010.

Local San Diegans Join National Fight Against H8

Local San Diegans Angela Hergenroeder and Jana Newman recently struck a pose against hate, and in doing so, joined a nationwide NOH8 campaign.

Morgan M. Hurley on the Stephanie Miller Show

On Tuesday October 27, San Diego Gay & Lesbian News Copyeditor, Morgan M. Hurley wrote a story on what is sure to be a hot topic in next years November election- the idea that a ban on divorce in the state of California is the next logical step in protecting traditional marriage. This is Morgan's interview on the Stepanie Miller Show.

Ending Employment Discrimination in America

Familiar political distortions and myths continue being spread, notably by adversaries painting the LGBT community as rich elites. They twist reality to explain that we are rewarded more with privilege than burdened by discrimination. They argue again that ENDA is another way to seek preferential and undeserved special treatment under federal law.

Glaring Omissions from The Washington Times

The Washington Times speculated yesterday that Marine Commandant James Conway might be gearing up to become a lead opponent of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Until we learn more about General Conway’s views on DADT from Conway himself, and what the Obama Administration plans to do should the general move out on an advocacy agenda, we address the Times article by highlighting glaring omissions in Rowan Scarborough's heavily biased reporting.

Faith Leaders Support Marriage Equality in Maine

Faith leaders of the National Religious Leadership Roundtable, convened by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, are issuing a strong and unified call of support for the freedom to marry in Maine.

Kathleen Sebelius on Repeal of the HIV Travel Ban

Kathleen Sebelius (pictured), Secretary of Health and Human Services, issued the following statement yesterday regarding repeal of the HIV Travel and Immigration Ban. The official rule change, which will go into effect at the beginning of 2010, was published in Monday’s federal register.

Picture of the Year (and Next?)

As we eagerly watched President Obama sign into law last week the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act - the first major piece of civil rights legislation for the LGBT community - it dawned on us that many of those flanking the President on stage, applauding, were military men, including Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Admiral Mike Mullen and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.