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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Sheesh I wouldn’t want those two pig(let)s in my neighborhood either.
Lust is blind... as in eyes poked out.
My digestion is shot for the day from seeing that picture.
That was my thought, too, in reading this silly article. Why all the concern over one “couple’s” vacation plans? Who cares? The reporter found these two people and wrote the article just to try to push their agenda.
So NOT taking ANY position is somehow discriminatory?
These folks will stop at nothing less than a full endorsement of THEIR position.
They would be screaming, “In the name of Allah, please water board me”
The article story is such a huge ho-hum, I only read it because there might have been a chance some California gays were growing up. Obviously, hasn't happened yet.
I thought the article said they were lesbians.
Welcome to FR
Actually, If I remember correctly from zoology, they are hermaphrodites. Slugs that is.
Hmm, so is that a bad example or a good example...