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  • CA: Waste board, and not in name only

    12/03/2008 9:49:01 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 393+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 12/3/08 | Editorial
    For termed-out and defeated legislators or former high-ranking gubernatorial staffers in search of a soft landing, there is none softer than the California Integrated Waste Management Board. Appointees to the six-member board take home $132,000 a year, plus expenses and a car allowance. That's not bad for what amounts to four all-day meetings a month. Some them work hard between meetings; others don't. The waste board reeks of the government's stale status quo, a potent symbol of lawmakers who are out of touch. Even as California slips further into fiscal chaos, legislators and friends of the governor continue to enjoy...
  • CA: Watchdog groups raise a stink about waste board picks

    11/26/2008 9:36:11 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 204+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 11/26/08 | Shane Goldmacher
    The long tradition of political appointees landing high-paid slots on California's waste board continued Tuesday. Two termed-out Democratic state lawmakers – Assemblyman John Laird of Santa Cruz and Sen. Sheila Kuehl of Santa Monica – were appointed to posts on the Integrated Waste Management Board, courtesy of the Democratic legislative leaders. The jobs pay $132,178 a year. Both new recycling board commissioners will replace other well-connected members. Laird will replace Cheryl Peace, the wife of a former state legislator. Kuehl will replace former Democratic Sen. Wes Chesbro. Government watchdogs have criticized the board for its high proportion of highly paid...
  • Kuehl -- not Migden -- lands waste board slot

    11/25/2008 8:53:29 PM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies · 413+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 11/25/8 | Shane Goldmacher
    Termed-out Sen. Sheila Kuehl has landed a high-paying job on California's waste board, securing the $132,178 per year job despite a previous report that Sen. Carole Migden would land the gig. Kuehl, who has chaired the Senate's Natural Resources and Health Committees during her tenure in the upper house, is leaving the state Senate after eight years and was appointed to the spot on the Integrated Waste Management Board by outgoing Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata. Earlier in the day, Assembly Speaker Karen Bass named Assemblyman John Laird to a spot on the waste board, which has been a...
  • New Law Redefines Gender in California Schools

    01/14/2008 9:05:22 AM PST · by kellynla · 27 replies · 137+ views ^ | January 11, 2008 | Lowell Ponte
    Last Oct. 12, California’s Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law a controversial Democratic-authored measure, SB 777, that subtly redefines how sexuality and gender may be taught and dealt with in public schools. This law had been held in abeyance until this month while conservatives were given 90 days to collect signatures to qualify a June ballot referendum that would let voters approve or overturn it. On Thursday, the referendum deadline, activists acknowledged that they had fallen short, gathering only 350,000 of the 433,971 signatures required. With the new law in effect, said referendum supporter Karen England, executive director of...
  • CA: Don't be fooled by false claims on SB 777 (Sheila Kuehl commentary - Barf Alert!)

    01/04/2008 9:28:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 240+ views
    North County Times ^ | 12/28/07 | Sheila Kuehl
    When society tells a young person ---- in subtle or, often, not so subtle, ways ---- that they are less valuable, perhaps because of the color of their skin, their religious practices or the gender of the person they want to take to the prom, the whole society suffers. When we mandate that every young person must go to school, we must also provide the safety and dignity of an education free from harassment, discrimination and violence. That is why, over the last several years, I have authored several laws that strengthen civil rights protections for students and improve school...
  • Governor succumbs to Planned Parenthood pressure, signs SB-94 (Schwarzenegger)

    10/13/2007 2:23:10 PM PDT · by Canticle_of_Deborah · 23 replies · 339+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | October 13, 2007
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed SB-94, a special bill pushed through the legislature by Planned Parenthood to increase Medi-Cal rates for “family planning services,” the governor’s press office announced early this afternoon. The governor’s decision to sign the measure came just a day before the legal deadline for signing or vetoing bills on his desk. Planned Parenthood affiliates across California had launched a massive PR campaign in an effort to persuade Schwarzenegger to sign the bill, which will result in the state spending another $3.2 million a year on “family planning services” -- potentially tens of millions of dollars over...
  • CA: Governor Signs SB 777 (New law will open female locker rooms to transgender men)

    10/12/2007 8:37:08 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 84 replies · 2,198+ views
    Capitol Resource Family Impact e-mail | 12 October 2007
    Coming to a School Locker Room Near You: Governor Signs SB 777 New law will open female locker rooms to transgender men Governor Schwarzenegger has signed into the law the highly controversial SB 777 (Kuehl) that will permit transgender students to enter the locker rooms and restrooms of the gender with which they identify. Under the guise of preventing discrimination and bias against homosexuals, transgenders and other sexual variants, SB 777 will force innocent school children to accept alternative lifestyles. "We are shocked and appalled that the governor has blatantly attacked traditional family values in California," stated Karen England, Executive...
  • Dan Walters: Gay rights duel joined once again

    09/04/2007 8:47:14 AM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies · 373+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/4/7 | Dan Walters
    As the 2007 legislative session begins its final throes, the annual duel between homosexual rights groups and their conservative foes is being rejoined. The former have already scored one victory in the much-delayed budget that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed last month, a first-ever appropriation for aid to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) victims of domestic violence. "These types of government and nonprofit partnerships have for many years kept many Californians healthy, safe and self-sufficient, and for the first time the California budget includes such funds for LGBT- specific services," Geoff Kors, executive director of Equality California, declared after the...
  • And the Republicans were silent

    08/17/2007 8:06:18 AM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies · 1,864+ views
    California Catholic ^ | August 16, 2007
    The California legislature is expected to approve this month a bill redefining “gender and “discrimination” in a way that poses a moral threat to California’s schoolchildren. According to Catholics for the Common Good (, the bill, SB 777, would “promote discrimination against the Judeo-Christian understanding of human sexuality.” Termed the "Student Civil Rights Act," the bill’s intent, says the its author, Sheila Kuehl, is to protect California students from "bullying and harassment" and to "ensure a safe learning environment." The legislation’s main impact, however, would be to prohibit any "instruction, school activities, or instructional material" that "reflects or promotes a...
  • CA: State senator(D) renews health care bill (REAL gov run socialized medicine bill)

    03/02/2007 8:39:30 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 30 replies · 572+ views
    ContraCostaTimes ^ | March 2, 2007 | Mike Zapler
    If legislative Democrats had their way, California might well be on its way to a government-run health care system. Both houses of the Legislature passed a bill last year to create a so-called "single-payer" system, only to have Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger veto it. Surrounded by union supporters and fellow liberal lawmakers, the leader of the single-payer movement, Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Santa Monica, said Tuesday that she will try again. Kuehl's central goal in Senate Bill 840 is to eliminate health insurance companies -- which she says ring up excessive profits and offer substandard coverage -- from the system. Instead, she...
  • SJ Kuehl (D): A second, third and fourth opinion on healthcare (CA - Socialized Medicine)

    01/12/2007 11:25:08 AM PST · by IntelliQuark · 3 replies · 370+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 9, 2007 | Sheila J. Kuhl
    By Sheila James Kuehl. SHEILA JAMES KUEHL (D-Santa Monica) chairs the state Senate Health Committee Four healthcare proposals are now before the Legislature, including one crafted by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, which will be spotlighted in his State of the State address tonight. Unfortunately, that plan and two others — state Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata's SB 48 and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez's AB 13 — are short-term solutions that have the potential to expand coverage but at the end of the day can't be relied on to achieve what 80% of Californians say they want: a government guarantee of...
  • Schwarzenegger vetoes universal health care bill

    09/22/2006 4:55:01 PM PDT · by SmithL · 21 replies · 865+ views
    AP ^ | 9/22/6 | STEVE LAWRENCE
    Saying he opposes government-run health care, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger followed through Friday on his promise to veto a Democratic bill that would have set up a universal health care system covering all Californians. "Socialized medicine is not the solution to our state's health care problems," the Republican governor said in an unusually long veto message in which also he touted his efforts to expand two other government health care programs, Medi-Cal and Healthy Families, which serve the poor. "This bill would require an extraordinary redirection of public and private funding by creating a vast new bureaucracy to take over health...
  • CA: Schwarzenegger vetoes bill on gay protections in textbooks

    09/06/2006 12:56:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies · 1,047+ views
    SACRAMENTO Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have barred textbooks from using language that would be discriminatory to gays, saying the state's education laws already prevent discrimination. The bill's author, state Sen. Sheila Kuehl, called the veto "inexplicable." Kuehl's bill initially would have required California's social science textbooks to include the historical contributions of homosexuals, but the state Assembly amended it at her request in an effort to avoid a veto from the Republican governor. The final version of SB 1437 would have prohibited any negative portrayal of homosexuals in textbooks and other instructional material, expanding current...
  • CA: Our hit list (part 1) - These three rotten bills deserve quick vetoes

    09/06/2006 10:20:30 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 483+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 9/6/06 | Editorial
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger got off to a fast start in his annual September Veto Parade yesterday by saying he would reject state Sen. Sheila Kuehl's nonsensical, poorly drafted bill mandating that California adopt socialized medicine. It is a sad commentary on the Legislature that Kuehl's bill made it this far. Perhaps the governor next can tackle measures that are, respectively, anti-consumer, anti-common sense and pro-corruption. AB 2592, by Assemblyman Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, would allow car-rental companies to omit the cost of airport fees when advertising rental rates. How does Leno – who sees himself as a classic liberal do-gooder...
  • Schwarzenegger to Veto State-Run Health Plan Bill

    09/05/2006 5:21:33 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 32 replies · 482+ views
    Al-Reuters / Yahoo ^ | 9/5/2006 | EagleUSA
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Tuesday he would veto a bill that would create a government-run health care system for the most populous U.S. state. The widely expected veto, as Schwarzenegger seeks re-election in November, marks one of the Republican governor's sharpest breaks with the state's Democratic-led legislature this year. Schwarzenegger commended the Democratic lawmaker who advanced the health-care bill, but said California could not afford a state-run health system. An immigrant from Austria, Schwarzenegger had previously signaled his opposition to the bill because he believes state-run health systems in Europe work against consumers. The...
  • I cannot support socialized medicine

    09/05/2006 4:56:51 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 3 replies · 313+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | September 5, 2006 | Arnold Schwarzenegger
    I commend Sen. Sheila Kuehl's commitment and dedication to providing health care coverage for all Californians, but I must veto Senate Bill 840 because I cannot support a government-run health care system. Socialized medicine is not the solution to our state's health care problems. This bill would require an extraordinary redirection of public and private funding by creating a vast new bureaucracy to take over health insurance and medical care for Californians – a serious and expensive mistake. Such a program would cost the state billions and lead to significant new taxes on individuals and businesses, without solving the critical...
  • Schwarzenegger says he will veto universal health care measure

    09/05/2006 1:16:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 84 replies · 1,384+ views
    SACRAMENTO Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced Tuesday that he will veto a universal health care bill that is headed for his desk, claiming the measure would set up a "vast new bureaucracy" that would be too expensive. The Republican governor said the single-payer system proposed by Sen. Sheila Kuehl would "cost the state billions and lead to significant new taxes on individuals and businesses, without solving the critical issue of affordability. "I won't jeopardize the economy of our state for such a purpose," the governor said in a statement. Kuehl, D-Santa Monica, said Schwarzenegger's comments indicated he "has not read the...
  • Health care needs help, but not this kind

    09/04/2006 9:32:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies · 258+ views
    As the saying goes, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. The problems come about when something is broken and the involved parties can't agree on how to fix it. Such is the state of health care coverage in California. The state Assembly on Aug. 28 approved Senate Bill 840, which would provide health insurance to all residents, making California the only state with government-operated universal health care. The state Senate approved it Thursday on a party-line vote, sending it to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Democrats want to establish a system controlled through creation of a California Health Insurance Agency. A...
  • CA legislators vote to adopt Canadian-style medicare (socialized medicine)

    09/02/2006 2:25:27 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 25 replies · 666+ views
    Sadly, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to veto Bill 840, thus denying medical care for seven million state residents Sacramento (1 September 2006) - California legislators are poised to vote for a Canadian-style health-care system by passing Bill 840, a measure that would outlaw private health care throughout the state. The legislation was approved earlier by members of the state assembly and was endorsed Thursday by the state senate. If enacted, the bill would provide free medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage for all California residents by 2009 through a state-run agency. Arnold Schwarzenegger expected to terminate Medicare The...
  • Demo bills highlight contrasts. (California)

    08/30/2006 7:22:06 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 10 replies · 250+ views
    Marcury News ^ | Aug. 29, 2006 | Mike Zapler and Edwin Garcia
    The state Assembly on Monday passed a pair of sweeping social policy changes -- a universal health care bill and a proposal to allow undocumented immigrants to apply for driver's licenses -- that have virtually no chance of becoming law but could become fodder in the governor's race this fall. The bills represent heartfelt Democratic causes and are certain to draw vetoes from Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, should they reach his desk. They also highlight important differences between Schwarzenegger and his opponent, Democratic Treasurer Phil Angelides. The difference is sharpest on the driver's license bill: Schwarzenegger opposes it; Angelides said...
  • CA: Governor and rival both oppose bill for universal health care (Kuehl bill)

    08/30/2006 8:11:54 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 10 replies · 301+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 30, 2006 | Tom Chorneau
    Like a lot of voters, 50-year-old Lee Steele of Mountain View is increasingly concerned about the bite health care premiums take out of his paycheck. But he was especially concerned to learn Tuesday that both of the major party candidates for California governor don't support a bill pending in the Legislature that would create a state-run universal health care system. The bill, authored by state Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Santa Monica, would replace -- if fully implemented -- private health care plans with a statewide program that would cover all Californians. It would establish a commission that would develop a plan...
  • California Assembly passes bill to provide universal health care

    08/28/2006 7:39:01 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 171 replies · 3,109+ views
    Mercury News ^ | Aug. 28, 2006 | ROBIN HINDERY
    The Assembly narrowly approved a bill Monday that would provide health insurance to all residents, a move that would make California the only state to offer government-operated universal health care. The bill, which passed the 80-member house on a largely party-line vote of 43-30, received strong Democratic backing. But supporters say pressure from the insurance industry and Republican lawmakers is likely to doom the measure when it reaches Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The governor's office has declined to take a position on the bill, but Schwarzenegger in the past has voiced his opposition to single-payer systems. The bill by Sen. Sheila...
  • CA: Gay rights advocates give ground, but perennial battle continues

    08/14/2006 7:36:04 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 14 replies · 343+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 14, 2006 | Dan Walters
    Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Santa Monica, and other supporters of her bill to mandate positive images of gays in textbooks and classroom, faced with a veto threat from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, dropped those provisions. Instead, the measure, Senate Bill 1437, now would prohibit instruction or textbooks that "reflects adversely" on groups because of their sexual orientation. That doesn't satisfy the Campaign for Children and Families and other groups on the other side of the gay rights battle. The bill "still requires all teachers, all textbooks and all instructional materials to positively portray cross-dressing, sex-change operations, bisexuality and homosexuality, including homosexual marriages,"...
  • Kuehl Removes Key Portion of Bill on Gays in Textbooks

    08/08/2006 11:00:14 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 10 replies · 477+ views
    LAT ^ | Aug. 8, 2006 | Jordan Rau and Nancy Vogel
    Facing a certain veto, state lawmakers have abandoned their effort to require that textbooks in California schools detail the history and achievements of gays and lesbians in America. State Sen. Sheila Kuehl (D-Santa Monica), the author of SB 1437, said she made the change even though it removed 90% of the import of the measure, which would have been the first in the country to mandate the teaching of homosexuals' contributions. But Schwarzenegger's office, which had taken the rare step of announcing his intention to veto the bill, provided no encouraging signal that he would change his mind. "The governor...
  • Kuehl guts her gay education bill

    08/08/2006 10:26:38 AM PDT · by SmithL · 59 replies · 1,235+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 8/8/6 | Jim Sanders
    Veto threat forced an overhaul, but senator sees progress on rights. State Sen. Sheila Kuehl has given up her hotly contested campaign to force changes in California school curriculum to reflect the contributions of gays and lesbians. Faced with a certain veto by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kuehl unveiled amendments Monday to Senate Bill 1437 that delete any requirement to alter curriculum. "I'm very disappointed that the governor twisted our arms on this," the Santa Monica Democrat said of the amendments, which she said eliminated 90 percent of her bill. Kuehl said she did not talk personally with Schwarzenegger, but that...
  • CA: Assembly scales back bill to promote homosexuals in textbooks

    08/07/2006 6:46:00 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 29 replies · 1,165+ views
    AP - Press Enterprise ^ | August 7, 2006 | SAMANTHA YOUNG
    The state Assembly on Monday gutted a bill that would have required California textbooks to include the historical contributions of homosexuals, amending it to say only that school material should not be discriminatory toward gays. Lawmakers voted 56-2 to delete the provision at the request of the bill's author, Sen. Sheila Kuehl, who had feared a gubernatorial veto. Her bill instead would prohibit any negative portrayal of homosexuals in textbooks and other instructional material, expanding current anti-discrimination laws that apply to minorities. "I'm not really someone who wants to plop something down on his desk for him to veto," said...
  • Arnold to veto bill nixing 'mom,' 'dad'

    05/25/2006 2:51:02 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 36 replies · 1,619+ views ^ | May 25, 2006
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (Courtesy Sacramento Bee) Breaking a policy of not commenting on pending bills, a spokesman for Arnold Schwarzenegger says the California governor will veto at least one of three controversial education measures related to sexual orientation. The governor opposes a measure passed by the Senate and pending in the Assembly that would remove "sex-specific" terms such as "mom" and "dad" from textbooks and would require students to learn about the contributions homosexuals have made to society, the Sacramento Bee reported. SB 1437 passed the Senate May 11 with a 22-15 vote. "The governor believes that school curriculum...
  • Gay school bill in trouble

    05/25/2006 10:35:33 AM PDT · by SmithL · 31 replies · 752+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/25/6 | Andy Furillo and Judy Lin
    Spokesman says the governor plans to veto curriculum measure, but Kuehl insists it can still pass. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will veto a bill passed by the Senate and pending in the Assembly to revise California's school curriculum to include the contributions of gays and lesbians to the state and nation, a gubernatorial spokesman said Wednesday. "The governor believes that school curriculum should include all important historical figures, regardless of orientation," said Schwarzenegger's director of communications, Adam Mendelsohn. "However, he does not support the Legislature micromanaging curriculum." Wednesday's announcement signaled a death blow to the efforts of state Sen. Sheila Kuehl,...
  • FREEP the Governator

    05/19/2006 7:56:26 AM PDT · by Paloma_55 · 10 replies · 453+ views
    Vanity ^ | 5/19/06 | Paloma_55
    FREEP this Survey by the governor's office... Please take the time to do this... It took me about 30 seconds! And is so critical! Debbie To my California friends: This is so simple...all you do is listen to the menu, press 4 buttons and never have to talk to a soul...and it has the potential to help defeat this bill if we all stick together...Some of you, may well, have already done this...but just in case not, I wanted to alert you to the opportunity... Hey friends- Regarding SB 1437 Homosexual Curriculum Ed. Bill This horrendous Bill passed the Senate....
  • WARNING: SB 1437 Homosexual Curriculum Ed. Bill (soon to pass)]

    05/19/2006 1:47:10 PM PDT · by AgThorn · 14 replies · 1,581+ views
    The California legislature is voting on this bill June 6th. It will likely pass, and then it goes to Governor Schwarzenegger's desk to be signed into law. By simply taking a few seconds to call this number and automatically registering your opposition to this bill, you can help influence the governor to veto this extremely damaging legislation. Remember, when you call the governor's office (916-445-2841), you'll want to press the numbers in the following order: "1" - for English, then "2" - for legislation, then "1" - for SB 1437, then "2" - for "no"! (Again, that's: "1, 2, 1,...
  • Former Sitcom Star Turns Gay Activist

    05/14/2006 3:06:15 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 101 replies · 2,739+ views
    New York Times on AOL News ^ | May 13, 2006 | JESSE McKINLEY
    SAN FRANCISCO, May 13 — Sheila Kuehl has done a few things that someday may merit mention in the history books: more than a decade in the California Legislature, a public crusade against domestic violence and a stint as the tenacious busybody Zelda on the classic sitcom "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis." But if such immortality were to happen, Ms. Kuehl says, she would want one fact listed with the rest of her accomplishments: she is gay. So this year, Ms. Kuehl, a state senator representing western Los Angeles, introduced a bill to assure that lesbians and gay men...
  • For Teachers, Much Gray if Curriculum Adds Gays

    05/13/2006 1:20:56 PM PDT · by DBeers · 66 replies · 1,133+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 13, 2006 | Scott Gold & Hemmy So
    Would the state of California "out" Abe Lincoln, now that a controversial biography has suggested that he not only changed the course of a nation but also shared a bed with men? Would Eleanor Roosevelt be singled out not just for her seminal work pursuing the New Deal and fighting for human rights, but for her relationship with a woman? Would Renee Richards, the tennis player who underwent sex reassignment surgery in 1975 and fought successfully to compete as a woman, merit mention in a history book? On Friday, a day after the state Senate voted to require that the...
  • Measure would add gay history to texts (for California grade school students)

    05/12/2006 6:59:02 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 25 replies · 533+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 12, 2006 | Jordan Rau
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Saying that more role models could help alleviate the social estrangement and high suicide rates of gay and lesbian students, the California Senate voted Thursday to teach the historical contributions of homosexuals in the United States. If approved by the state Assembly and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the measure, the first of its kind nationwide, could once again stake out California in the vanguard on gay rights. California is a huge portion of the textbook market, where it often sets trends, and many publishers put out a specific edition for the state that others can also use. ...Social...
  • Bill Would Allow Textbooks to Include Information on Homosexuality

    05/11/2006 4:25:54 PM PDT · by ChessMan · 8 replies · 585+ views
    Bill Would Allow Textbooks to Include Information on Homosexuality Written for the web by C. Johnson, Internet News Producer The state Senate has approved legislation that would allow California public school textbooks to include information on homosexuality. Senate Bill 1437, sponsored by St. Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Santa Monica, modifies current law to prohibit the state Board of Education or any school governing body from adopting texts that contain information that reflects negatively on race, ethnicity, gender, disability, nationality, sexual orientation or religion. Current law is less inclusive, barring texts or instructional materials that reflect adversely upon persons because of race,...
  • CA Senate Votes to Force All CA Public Schools To Promote Homo-, Trans-, Bi- Education

    05/11/2006 12:10:28 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 80 replies · 1,420+ views
    CRI ^ | 5/11/06 | Karen England
    The California State Senate today passed SB 1437 (Kuel, D-Los Angeles), the most outrageous bill in the California legislature this year. “This is just another example of how radical the State Senate has become,” said Karen England, Executive Director of Capitol Resource Institute. “SB 1437 seeks to indoctrinate innocent children caught in the tug-of-war between traditional families and the outrageous homosexual agenda.” SB 1437 requires textbooks to highlight the so- called positive contributions of homosexual and transgender individuals to society and would prevent textbooks, teaching materials, instruction, and “school- sponsored activities” from reflecting adversely upon persons based on their sexual...
  • Calif. Senate committee OKs bill to add gays, lesbians to textbooks

    05/04/2006 2:43:02 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 52 replies · 994+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/4/6 | Greg Lucas
    After a sometimes emotional debate centering on discrimination and sexual orientation, a Senate committee approved a bill Wednesday that would require that the contributions of gays and lesbians be included in textbooks. Supporters argued that all students should be made aware of the role that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people have made, but state curriculum has no such requirement. Opponents countered that discussion of sexual orientation should occur at home and not be mandated in schools. Not requiring that gays be included in instructional materials creates the "enforced invisibility that so many minority groups have gone through in terms...
  • Bill to ban 'mom, dad' from texts advances

    05/04/2006 5:04:33 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 139 replies · 19,786+ views
    A bill requiring students to learn about the contributions homosexuals have made to society and that would remove sex-specific terms such as "mom" and "dad" from textbooks has passed another hurdle on the way to becoming the law of the land in California. Having already been approved by the state's Senate Judiciary Committee, SB 1437, which would mandate grades 1-12 buy books "accurately" portraying "the sexual diversity of our society," got the nod yesterday of the Senate Education Committee. The bill also requires students hear history lessons on "the contributions of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender to...
  • CA: Senate committee agrees to add sexual orientation to curriculum (goes on to the full Senate)

    05/03/2006 8:49:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 586+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/3/06 | Juliet Williams - ap
    A Senate committee approved a bill Wednesday that would require California's textbooks to include the contributions of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people to the state and nation's history. The bill outraged some religious and conservative family groups, which said it would indoctrinate students in what they view as an unacceptable lifestyle. The Senate Education Committee passed the bill by state Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Santa Monica, 8-3, along party lines. It now goes to the full Senate. "Our community is invisible in all of the teaching material, so that our students are never, ever given any information about the fact...
  • Bill would require textbooks to mention gays' contributions (More sewage from Kal)

    04/30/2006 6:20:56 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 25 replies · 564+ views
    modbee ^ | 4/30/06 | steve lawrence
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - State Sen. Sheila Kuehl says a key aspect of history is missing from school textbooks - the contributions that homosexuals have made to California and the nation. Kuehl, D-Santa Monica, has introduced a bill that would fill that void by requiring textbooks and other social science materials to discuss contributions that gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people have made to the state and nation's economy, politics and society. The bill also would prohibit textbooks from criticizing people because of their sexual orientation. Current law sets that standard for discussions of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender...
  • Take Action Today: Targeting the Way School Children View Gender

    04/18/2006 5:05:44 AM PDT · by restornu · 5 replies · 399+ views
    M E R I D I A N M A G A Z I N E ^ | April 18 2006 | By Christine King
    If you live in California, your help is needed today - Monday, April 17 - because a vote will be taken on SB 1437 at 2:00 in the Senate. Please read about this bill and then follow the action steps outlined below. While you've been going to work, taking your daughter to soccer practice, or reading your grandson his favorite story, gay rights activists have been busy too. Another bill has been introduced that targets the way schoolchildren view gender and family. Senate bill No.1437, authored by Senator Sheila Kuehl, (D-Santa Monica), will make it against the law for any...
  • Will California Democrats Create Transsexual-Bisexual-Homosexual Schools Indoctrinating Children?

    04/21/2006 4:20:08 AM PDT · by bulldozer · 26 replies · 833+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 04/20/06 | Christian Newswire
    The Democrat-controlled California State Senate is scheduled to vote Monday on a highly-controversial bill that will teach children in grades as young as kindergarten to embrace transsexuality, cross-dressing, bisexuality, and homosexuality. SB 1437, which so far has only the support of Democrat state senators, will likely be debated and voted upon the afternoon of April 24. "This isn't about safety or discrimination, it's about teaching boys they can wear girls' clothes, girls that they can get sex-change operations to have their breasts removed, and teaching every child that marriage is no longer between a man and a woman," said Randy...
  • California braced for battle over gays in textbooks

    04/07/2006 3:39:00 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 32 replies · 1,027+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | April 7, 2006 | Jim Christie
    SAN FRANCISCO – California school textbooks would highlight the role gays have played in the history of the nation's most populous state if a new proposal that has angered conservatives passes the state Legislature. History books record contributions by gays but their sexual orientation is often ignored, a situation gay activists say is inexcusable in California, home to a large gay population in San Francisco, a city that briefly made history in 2004 by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The proposed bill would require school textbooks to include lessons on how gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender persons have helped...
  • California Bill requires gays' history to be taught

    04/06/2006 4:01:28 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 68 replies · 1,635+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 6 April 2006 | Aaron C. Davis
    Bill requires gays' history to be taught STATE SENATOR WANTS CALIFORNIA TO LEAD WAY By Aaron C. Davis Mercury News Sacramento Bureau SACRAMENTO - The state Senate will consider a bill that would require California schools to teach students about the contributions gay people have made to society -- an effort that supporters say is an attempt to battle discrimination and opponents say is designed to use the classroom to get children to embrace homosexuality. The bill, which was passed by a Senate committee Tuesday, would require schools to buy textbooks ``accurately'' portraying ``the sexual diversity of our society.'' More...

    03/12/2006 11:41:52 AM PST · by carolgr · 29 replies · 847+ views
    WorldNetDaily states that if a bill introduced to the California legislature (SB1437) becomes law it could remove all references to gender in public schools. Even references to “Mom & Dad” could possibly be removed. Capitol Resource Institute warns that should the law pass it could possibly require the removal of “husband & wife” as the excepted norm in classroom literature, and gender–neutral bathrooms could become reality. The bill’s sponsor is California state Senator Sheila James Kuehl. Sen. Kuehl is none other than the lesbian actress who played Zelda Gilroy in the 1950s sit-com “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis”, as...
  • The Dirty Thirty: Bush hating, leftist UCLA Professors

    01/19/2006 9:26:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies · 3,146+ views ^ | January 9, 2006 | The Bruin Alumni Association
    Rankings for January 9, 2006-January 24, 2006 1. Peter McLaren (5/5 Power Fists) This Canadian native teaches the next generation of teachers and professors how to properly indoctrinate students – Paolo Freire-style. Thanks to his hard-charging efforts, McLaren debuts at the top of the charts. Long live the king! 2. Kent Wong (5/5 Power Fists) In any other group, Kent Wong, the dyed-red laborista radical, would be hold an undisputed title for heavyweight extremism. If Wong keeps up his public attack on everything to the right of Chairman Mao, he may still do it. Stay tuned! 3. Douglas Kellner (5/5...
  • Senate advances universal health care plan

    05/31/2005 3:49:18 PM PDT · by Amerigomag · 38 replies · 1,257+ views
    AP ^ | Tuesday, May 31, 2005, 3:20 PM | DON THOMPSON
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Senate approved a bill Tuesday to create a universal health care system overseen by an elected commissioner, although many of the details have yet to be worked out. Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Santa Monica, urged senators to send her measure to the Assembly so negotiations can continue, with no funding plan likely to be added until next year. Senators agreed on a 24-14 vote. Sen. Dave Cox, R-Fair Oaks, said the plan could cost $8 billion and predicted it would result in rationing of health care services. Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster, said other nations' universal health...
  • CA: Armed with new report, senator will reintroduce health care plan (Sheila Kuehl,D-Santa Monica)

    01/19/2005 8:03:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 519+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 1/19/05 | Steve Lawrence - AP
    SACRAMENTO - Armed with a new report showing big savings and backed by the Legislature's two leaders, a Democratic lawmaker announced plans Wednesday to reintroduce her bill to create a universal health care system that would cover all Californians. The study by the Lewin Group, a Virginia consulting firm, predicts the legislation would save California $343.6 billion in health care costs over the next 10 years, mainly by cutting administration and using bulk purchases of drugs and medical equipment. The study was paid for by Health Care for All - California, a nonprofit group that supports universal coverage. The bill's...
  • CA: New group to handle water issues (D-Kuehl to head group)

    11/17/2004 9:50:36 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 220+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/17/04 | Vic Pollard
    SACRAMENTO -- The state Senate's incoming leader has placed water issues under one of California's most outspoken environmentalists. Don Perata, the Democratic president-elect of the Senate, announced that water legislation will now be handled by a committee chaired by Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Santa Monica. "That's a big change," said Kern County Water Agency manager Tom Clark. The move delighted environmentalists and dismayed many farmers and water officials. The two groups have battled each other over water supplies for decades. However, Clark said it doesn't worry him. "We've worked well with Senator Kuehl in the past," Clark said. He noted that...
  • California: Saving the state 'from ignorance'

    10/08/2003 10:37:30 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 39 replies · 277+ views
    Dan Weintraub Weblog ^ | October 8, 2003 | Dan Weintraub
    <p>DW: How are you feeling?</p> <p>KUEHL: I am really sad. I’m more angry than anything. And I haven’t even started thinking about what the Senate will need to do in order to save the state.</p> <p>DW: Save the state from what?</p>

    04/30/2003 5:30:52 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 69 replies · 2,012+ views
    NewsWithViews ^ | April 28, 2003 | Devvy Kidd
    Imagine being 27 years old, beautiful, gainfully employed making good money, and then one day your whole world gets turned upside down because you live in a state that refuses to enforce the law. You lose your job and life changes dramatically. On May 28, 2002, the aforementioned young woman was rear ended on the freeway in LA. Since she was stopped because of another accident right next to her lane, this victim took the entire brunt of the forceful impact. The driver who hit her car turned out to be an uninsured Mexican, possibly an illegal, who attends UCLA...