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Napa Doesn't Back Same-Sex Marriage, Pair Axes Trip [We Axe trips to VT & CT & MA]
SFChronicle ^ | March 21, 2009

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: caglbt; homosexualagenda; napa
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1 posted on 03/21/2009 11:11:22 AM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
Naw my local Napa ain't too gay friendly either....


2 posted on 03/21/2009 11:16:48 AM PDT by Vaquero ( "an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Steelfish

Aw, c’mon. The one on the right in the picture can’t be a woman.


3 posted on 03/21/2009 11:17:41 AM PDT by Melinda
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To: Steelfish

“Oh, the humanity!”


4 posted on 03/21/2009 11:18:01 AM PDT by VR-21
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To: Steelfish

My birthplace — Good on ya, Napa!


5 posted on 03/21/2009 11:18:18 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Christian and armed)
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To: Steelfish

How the hell is this news?

Lesbian couple says no to vacation in Napa because town council doesn’t espouse gay cause...so what?


6 posted on 03/21/2009 11:18:39 AM PDT by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: Vaquero

You owe me a keyboard, Vaquero!!!!!!!!!!


7 posted on 03/21/2009 11:18:52 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Don't blame me...I voted for Palin!)
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To: Vaquero

ROFLMAO!


8 posted on 03/21/2009 11:19:03 AM PDT by Bryanw92
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To: Vaquero

“Naw my local Napa ain’t too gay friendly either...”

They don’t sell snap-on tools?


9 posted on 03/21/2009 11:20:41 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Melinda

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!


10 posted on 03/21/2009 11:21:43 AM PDT by Bryanw92
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To: vladimir998

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.


11 posted on 03/21/2009 11:22:36 AM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
Whoa...

The happy couple...

12 posted on 03/21/2009 11:22:58 AM PDT by socal_parrot (There's got to be a morning after.)
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To: Steelfish

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.


13 posted on 03/21/2009 11:23:39 AM PDT by Binstence (Live Freep or Die)
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To: Beagle8U

You’re thinking of stra...Oh, never mind!


14 posted on 03/21/2009 11:23:42 AM PDT by Bryanw92
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To: VR-21

15 posted on 03/21/2009 11:23:48 AM PDT by wastedyears (April 21st, 2009 - International Iron Maiden Day)
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To: socal_parrot

Frankly, I would pay not to see this couple in Napa or anywhere else.


16 posted on 03/21/2009 11:24:00 AM PDT by Steelfish
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To: socal_parrot

They had better thank God for the darkness. Eeech!


17 posted on 03/21/2009 11:24:28 AM PDT by Binstence (Live Freep or Die)
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To: Beagle8U

18 posted on 03/21/2009 11:27:16 AM PDT by wastedyears (April 21st, 2009 - International Iron Maiden Day)
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To: socal_parrot

What a pair of ravishing beauties..


19 posted on 03/21/2009 11:45:46 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I agree with Rick..)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

You mean not all lesbians look like the ones on “The L Word”?


20 posted on 03/21/2009 11:48:09 AM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Steelfish

Ahhhh, too bad.......but I understand that Sodom is nice this time of year........


21 posted on 03/21/2009 11:51:21 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: Steelfish

I would be in such big trouble if I saw that ‘guy with boobs’. How could I NOT stare?


22 posted on 03/21/2009 11:53:23 AM PDT by toomuchcoffee ( Yeah, I'll help you buy some real estate)
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To: Steelfish
CRY
ME
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23 posted on 03/21/2009 11:54:02 AM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: Steelfish

As far as I am concerned the Chronicle can’t go under fast enough, this is another propaganda article pushing the homosexual agenda, that is destroying morality. A society has a right to choose its own direction. It has a right to decide what it will Promote, Permit, and Prohibit. It permits civil unions, but dose not want to promote perverse life styles. A society has a right to choose its own direction. It has a right to decide what it will Promote, Permit, and Prohibit. It permits civil unions, but dose not want to promote perverse life styles.


24 posted on 03/21/2009 11:54:54 AM PDT by Exton1
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To: dfwgator

“You mean not all lesbians look like the ones on “The L Word”? “

It’s kind of like the difference between the cleaned-up sheep they show at the fair and the ones roughing it in the field.

And having lived in sheep country in the UK, let me tell you, they’re pretty nasty.


25 posted on 03/21/2009 11:54:59 AM PDT by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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26 posted on 03/21/2009 11:55:05 AM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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To: Steelfish

Those are women? Are you sure?


27 posted on 03/21/2009 11:57:48 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: HereInTheHeartland
Who cares where two hideous dykes go on vacation. I would consider myself lucky if I didn't have to look at them in bikinis.
28 posted on 03/21/2009 11:59:07 AM PDT by peeps36 ( Al Gore. Is A Big Fat Lying Hypocrite. He Pollutes The Air By Opening His Big Mouth)
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To: peeps36

“I would consider myself lucky if I didn’t have to look at them in bikinis. “

Now there is a new tactic to use at Guantanamo.


29 posted on 03/21/2009 12:02:49 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I agree with Rick..)
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To: chris_bdba

Aren’t they sweet.


30 posted on 03/21/2009 12:05:11 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Vaquero

“Naw my local Napa ain’t too gay friendly either....”

I immediately had similar thoughts :)


31 posted on 03/21/2009 12:05:12 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Vaquero

LOL!


32 posted on 03/21/2009 12:36:24 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall ("I will not compromise on life" - what Steele should have said.)
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To: socal_parrot

If they appeared in Napa, folks would probably just assume the one on the right was a guy with man boobs. He-she certainly doesn’t look feminine in any way.


33 posted on 03/21/2009 12:42:28 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: HereInTheHeartland
Now there is a new tactic to use at Guantanamo.

*snort* Now that WOULD be 'cruel and unusual punishment'.

34 posted on 03/21/2009 12:43:57 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: DirtyHarryY2K
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.

An Amendment to the State Constitution is an Amendment to the STATE Constitution. That means the WHOLE STATE, you morally bankrupt rag.

(Boy, these homosexuals are a rather bizee bunch! Still catching up on all those articles....)

35 posted on 03/21/2009 12:44:54 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall ("I will not compromise on life" - what Steele should have said.)
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To: DirtyHarryY2K

Even slugs are attracted to other slugs. But even they don’t violate the laws of nature.


36 posted on 03/21/2009 12:51:33 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gama Tamasi Ma Jyotir Gama)
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To: Lauren BaRecall
(Boy, these homosexuals are a rather bizee bunch! Still catching up on all those articles....)

Relentless!

37 posted on 03/21/2009 12:54:45 PM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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To: Steelfish
This is the latest in the Gay Wars - the Lie Of the day is that the gay advocates are now claiming that locations that don't support gay marriage will suffer economically, and those that support gay marriage will have a financial boon.

My suggestion to them would be to take their “economic benefits” and stick them you-know-where, but they'd like that.

38 posted on 03/21/2009 12:56:44 PM PDT by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: DirtyHarryY2K

They are! Kuddos to you and your keyboard for all the pings.


39 posted on 03/21/2009 1:00:04 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall ("I will not compromise on life" - what Steele should have said.)
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To: Lauren BaRecall; little jeremiah
looking at those two the old cliche’ “love is blind” comes to mind, in more ways than one. (((shudder)))
40 posted on 03/21/2009 1:07:05 PM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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To: Melinda

Sheesh I wouldn’t want those two pig(let)s in my neighborhood either.


41 posted on 03/21/2009 1:09:55 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: DirtyHarryY2K

Lust is blind... as in eyes poked out.

My digestion is shot for the day from seeing that picture.


42 posted on 03/21/2009 1:12:41 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gama Tamasi Ma Jyotir Gama)
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To: vladimir998

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.


43 posted on 03/21/2009 1:29:40 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: Steelfish

So NOT taking ANY position is somehow discriminatory?

These folks will stop at nothing less than a full endorsement of THEIR position.

Dang liberals.


44 posted on 03/21/2009 1:46:33 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: Bryanw92
Now my eyes are bleeding!

Ditto.

45 posted on 03/21/2009 1:50:25 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: SuziQ
“*snort* Now that WOULD be ‘cruel and unusual punishment’.”

They would be screaming, “In the name of Allah, please water board me”

46 posted on 03/21/2009 2:03:17 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I agree with Rick..)
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To: Steelfish
I suppose that means... whites should only enter areas where pro-white resolutions have been passed, ad nauseum.

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.

47 posted on 03/21/2009 3:55:48 PM PDT by Alia
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To: DirtyHarryY2K
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48 posted on 03/21/2009 5:28:58 PM PDT by massmike
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To: socal_parrot

I thought the article said they were lesbians.


49 posted on 03/21/2009 5:49:32 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: massmike

LMAO!


50 posted on 03/21/2009 8:00:17 PM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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