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California Republicans Get Involved Today

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California Republican Party Headquarters (Click on Image for larger view)

Flap received this press release last week. If you wish to volunteer for the California Republican Party whether it be for a state or national campaign, click on the image for a larger view and give the folks a call.

GOP headquarters are spread throughout the state and they would love to have your participation.


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California Supreme Court Upholds People’s Right to Vote on Gay Marriage

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Newlyweds Sharon Papo (L) and Amber Weiss toast each other outside of San Francisco City Hall after exchanging wedding vows on the first full day of legal same-sex marriages in California on June 17, 2008 California voters will have the chance to vote in November on whether to end gay marriage after the state’s top court declined on Wednesday to remove an initiative on the issue from the ballot.

The California Supreme Court, meeting in closed session today, denied a petition to remove Proposition 8, the California Marriage Protection Act from the November ballot.

Today the California Supreme Court rejected the case brought by same-sex “marriage” advocates, who intended to prevent California voters from voting on the California Marriage Protection Act (“Amendment”) in November. The court’s decision means the Amendment will stay on the ballot. It also allows the Secretary of State to print voter information pamphlets on the issue.

Last month Liberty Counsel filed a motion to intervene in this lawsuit, asking the court to allow the people to vote on the Amendment. Liberty Counsel represents the Campaign for California Families, Randy Thomasson, and Larry Bowler. The lawsuit against the Amendment was filed on behalf of three voters and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Lambda Legal, the ACLU and Equality California against California Secretary of State, Debra Bowen, who certified the Amendment.

On June 2, 2008, the Amendment was certified by the Secretary of State for the November ballot. The Amendment states: “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.” If passed, the Amendment would nullify the 4-3 ruling of the California Supreme Court issued on May 15 that allows same-sex “marriages” to go forward in California, and would ban same-sex “marriage” in the state.

The same-sex “marriage” advocates were seeking to remove the Amendment from the November ballot, arguing that “the rules for revising the California Constitution were not properly followed.” Their brief claimed that an initiative was not enough to put the Amendment on the ballot, since it must also be approved by two-thirds of the legislature. The suit also alleged that petitions for the initiative, which were circulated prior to the ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, were misleading because they stated the Amendment would not change existing law and would not have a financial impact on the state. Liberty Counsel’s motion to intervene disproved these claims.

Polls show that most Californians want the Amendment. A poll conducted on May 30, 2008, by ccAdvertising shows that 56% of California residents support marriage as being between one man and one woman. Another poll by the Los Angeles Times similarly revealed that 54% of those polled supported the Amendment and only 35% opposed it.

The California Supreme Court rarely intervenes in the electoral process PRIOR to an election. This is NOT to say that the same court who approved gay marriage could later overturn this vote of the people in November. But, on the face of it, this would be a judicial reach as well.

Let the expensive media campaign begin.

Since the latest polls show Barack Obama blowing out John McCain in the California Presidential race will there be much incentive for the LEFT to turn out for this initiative, Constitutional amendment?

Stay tuned……

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Gay Marriage Activists Try to Block California Initiative Vote

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Michael Ramirez on Gay Marriage

It was bad enough that the California Supreme Court overturned a vote of Californians banning gay marriage. But now the same court is being asked to invalidate another California Initiative BEFORE the vote.

The Limit on Marriage Constitutional Amendment has qualified by initiative and will appear on the California November general election ballot.

Supporters of gay rights have asked the California Supreme Court to block a November ballot initiative that would ban same-sex marriages.

In a legal brief filed late Friday with the high court, the gay rights groups argue that the initiative is a “revision” of the state Constitution, which would require involvement of the Legislature, rather than simply an amendment, which can be approved by a majority vote in an election.

The California courts in the past have been very reluctant to throw out a measure before going to the voters. However, who knows what this court will do?

The Alliance Defense Fund has vowed to fight this latest legal challenge to allowing California voters decide the gay marriage issue.

“Equality California and its allies are desperate to evade democracy. First, they used the courts to erase the votes of nearly 5 million Californians who voted to protect marriage. Now, they are trying to silence the people’s voice forever,” said ADF Senior Counsel Glen Lavy. “This is just another attempt to force a radical political agenda upon the people of California. The opponents of marriage are willing to use any means necessary to impose their will.”

“ADF and ProtectMarriage will defend the right of the people to participate in the democratic process and vote on the constitutional amendment,” Lavy added.

The gay marriage proponents are obviously afraid of another election. They will lose and gay marriage AGAIN will not be recognized.

Sadly, the legal challenges will not end by the homosexual lobby.


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Tony Strickland Watch: Fighting in the Streets?

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The Hyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel in Westlake Village, California, the site of a Tony Strickland – Mitt Romney fundraising event, June 17

Flap understands there will be GOP led counter-protests to Hannah-Beth Jackson’s sponsored protests prior to Tony Srickland’s fundraiser with Mitt Romney tomorrow night.

Will there be an Elephant on Donkey takin’ it to the streets?

Apparently so……..


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