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L.A. Gay Pride Celebration

Monday, June 15th, 2009

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L.A. gay pride parade darkened by U.S. stance on marriage

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As they celebrate the 40th anniversary of the beginning of the gay rights movement, gays feel let down by Obama. Mayors Villaraigosa and Newsom take their side against Defense of Marriage Act.

 

By Michael Finnegan
Los Angeles Times
June 15, 2009

 

The mayors of Los Angeles and San Francisco joined gay rights groups Sunday in raising concerns about the Obama administration’s defense of a federal law restricting same-sex marriage.

 

“I think it’s a big mistake,” San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom said shortly before he and his Los Angeles counterpart, Antonio Villaraigosa, kicked off the annual L.A. Pride parade in West Hollywood.

 

The mayors, potential rivals in next year’s Democratic primary for governor, were each careful to avoid direct criticism of President Obama.

 

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Gay Pride Parade…

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Gay pride parade draws thousands in West Hollywood

 

 

(Los Angeles Times)

 

The recent California Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage lends added significance to the event.

 

By Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
June 9, 2008

 

As many as 175,000 revelers, from the spectacularly garbed to the sedate, converged on West Hollywood on Sunday for the city’s annual gay pride parade, a celebration given added meaning since the state Supreme Court struck down a ban on same-sex marriage last month.  READ MORE.
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