San Diego Supports Gay Marriage

Timothy Kincaid

September 20th, 2007

San Diego has become the latest California city to support San Francisco’s efforts to overturn the ban on gay marriage.

The San Diego City Council agreed Tuesday to join other cities in a so-called “friend-of-the-court” brief asking the California Supreme Court to overturn a prohibition on same-sex marriages.

The panel voted 5-3 in support of the amicus brief, which has already been endorsed by a number of cities, including Los Angeles, San Jose, Long Beach and Oakland.

In a surprise change of heart, Mayor Jerry Sanders, a Republican former chief of police who had previously supported civil unions rather than marriage, decided that he would not veto the resolution but would endorse it instead.

The mayor, now crying openly, noted that he has close family members and friends in the gay and lesbian community, including staff members and “my daughter Lisa.”

“In the end, I couldn’t look any of them in the face and tell them that their relationships, their very lives, were any less meaningful than the marriage I share with my wife, Rana,” said Sanders, who quickly thanked reporters and dashed from the room.

It remains to be seen if this decision will have any impact the Mayor’s campain (which starts today) for a second term.

Timothy Kincaid

September 21st, 2007

Usually I ignore ex-gay James Hartline. James has had a hard life which has left him paranoid, delusional, and hallucinatory (which doesn’t stop folks like Peter LaBarbera dragging him around and putting him on display). I feel bad picking on him.

Hartline is of the school of extreme hyperbole and views himself as a prophet of God sent to start a worldwide revival (which will be started by his miraculous healing from AIDS). Basically he’s a thorn in the side of every politician, pastor, or other leader who doesn’t want to spend every hour of every day fighting against the evil radical militant homosexual activists – which is pretty much everyone, right or left.

I checked to see if James had a word or two about Sanders’ endorsement of gay marriage. True to form, he had over 6,000. Ironically, only a few posts before, James was declaring a miracle, that God had given Christians a great victory by means of a split vote. Alas, the miracle was short-lived.

Be careful if you check out his ranting. You might get mouth froth all over you.

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