Skip to comments.Napa Doesn't Back Same-Sex Marriage, Pair Axes Trip [We Axe trips to VT & CT & MA]
Posted on 03/21/2009 11:11:22 AM PDT by Steelfish
Napa doesn't back same-sex marriage, pair axes trip
Leslie Fulbright, Chronicle Staff Writer
March 21, 2009
Bethany Holden-Soto and her wife were planning a weekend getaway in Napa - until they found out the city council had just declined to pass a resolution in support of same-sex marriage.
"We want to take a trip with our tax return money and Napa seemed like a nice place," said Holden-Soto, 28, of Modesto. "We like wine and we wanted to go somewhere gay friendly, where we wouldn't have to worry and people wouldn't care. Then I heard about the resolution and thought it might be a bad idea."
On Tuesday, Napa City Councilman Mark van Gorder asked his colleagues to support a resolution saying the "city does not support discrimination and finds that all people regardless of gender should be able to enter into the legal contract of marriage."
He was the only one who voted in favor. Three other council members did not vote, saying they were not comfortable taking a position on the issue. The vice mayor did not attend.
The council's lack of support might reflect the position of a portion of its constituents - but not the majority. In the November election, 55 percent of voters opposed Proposition 8 and 44 percent voted in support, according to the registrar of voters.
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Aw, c’mon. The one on the right in the picture can’t be a woman.
“Oh, the humanity!”
My birthplace — Good on ya, Napa!
How the hell is this news?
Lesbian couple says no to vacation in Napa because town council doesn’t espouse gay cause...so what?
You owe me a keyboard, Vaquero!!!!!!!!!!
“Naw my local Napa ain’t too gay friendly either...”
They don’t sell snap-on tools?
At first, I thought you meant the NAPA counter guy. Then I looked at the article linked in the OP and found the photo you are talking about.
Now my eyes are bleeding!
Vladimir998 raises an excellent point. If the story were reversed where Napa did pass such a resolution and a heterosexual couple axed their vacation plans, even if a dozen of them did so, it would not make a line in the MSM. This is a biased screwed up SF newspaper.
The happy couple...
Napa is beautiful to begin with and getting more so by the day. Lets hope the armies of Sodom pick a bunch of other places to boycott. Do you think we will ever get Provincetown and Key West back? If majority rules, it is possible.
You’re thinking of stra...Oh, never mind!
Frankly, I would pay not to see this couple in Napa or anywhere else.
They had better thank God for the darkness. Eeech!
What a pair of ravishing beauties..
You mean not all lesbians look like the ones on “The L Word”?