Scott Fujita, linebacker for the Saints, was once a Cal Bear. How do we know? Well, because it’s widely reported, natch, but mostly because he acts like a Bear.

By now you’ve probably heard about the controversial commericals (or “controvercials”) that were set to play during the Super Bowl. One was anti-abortion, the other an ad for a gay dating site. (For the record, they’re showing the anti-abortion ad, but the gay dating ad was pulled. Go figure.) Everyone’s been talking, and everyone has an opinion about the ads.

Unsurprisingly, so does Fujita. He supports abortion rights and gay rights, and read more »

Following in the footsteps of the film “A Day Without a Mexican” and the 2006 “A Day Without Immigrants” protest against criminalization of illegal immigrants, proponents of the movement to overturn Prop 8 are asking members of the LGBTQ community to do something about the November passage of the proposition that banned gay marriage in California by doing nothing.

OK, so obviously it’s a little more complicated than that. Participants of the “Day Without a Gay” protest are asked to call into work “gay” and abstain from buying anything, using the Internet or cell phones, watching TV or in any way contributing to the straightness of our economy. The boycott aims to give the economy a metaphorical kick in the ass and show just how much gays are worth to California–literally. read more »

San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom, who made a bold choice to legalize gay marriage in his city, leading to over 3,000 same-sex couples to marry in San Francisco back in ’04 when they could only legally get a “civil union,” is now coming to our home turf to lead a rally in opposition to Prop 8.

The event will take place Friday, October 3rd on Upper Sproul from 12:30 to 1:45pm and will include student speakers, community members and local politicians speaking about the issue. And yet another man who scandalized the country will lead a rally to support something controversial on the steps of Sproul, and so the Berkeley legacy continues.

And check out our post on Prop. 8 from earlier this week.

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The Battle Over Same-Sex Marriage [San Francisco Chronicle]

Berkeley protesters take note: put down your picket signs and loudspeakers and pull out your bagpipes.

In an odd spectacle of bagpipe serenading and pro-Proposition 8 pamphleting this past Monday, a group of very stern-looking, red cap-sporting male members of The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property invaded the Berkeley campus to tell us all why we should stop being gay.

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