Happy Equal Pay Day!

Sounds like something we should be celebrating, right? Not really. Today – April 14, 2015 – is the day when the “average” woman, starting from January 1, 2014, earns enough to equal the amount the “average” man earned in calendar year 2014. So it’s only 1/3 of a year longer. …

Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire

We know it’s not the politically correct type of statement to make about someone who promotes “deeply held religious beliefs” to justify discrimination against a group of people “other” than themselves, but let’s get real here. Individual verses plucked from the Bible have been used to justify persecution and discrimination …

A Tale of Two Headlines

A couple of headlines about the Republican Party stuck out for me recently: California Republican Party votes to finally recognize gay Log Cabin Republicans group and Republican Senators tell Iran not to trust America on nuclear deal I know my friends at LCR have been working very hard for a …

We Are Everywhere

We got involved in a game of charges and counter-charges over our campaign to elect delegates to the State Democratic Convention. That is not surprising when you have two groups, each of whom think their own slates are best. One of the specific charges surprised me though. The charge that …

How to Pick Your Friends

There are a couple of ways to create a coalition. You can cherry-pick people that will follow your instructions who happen to fit into specific slots – say they happen to belong to other Democratic Clubs – or, you can reach out to other Democratic Clubs that share your progressive …

No Man Is Above the Law and No Man Below It

The LGBT people coalesced into our modern community largely due to our problematic relationship with the police. Most of our people know the place in our development that the Stonewall Riots in 1969 holds. Far fewer know about the Compton Cafeteria Riot in San Francisco in 1966 and fewer still …

Being a Democrat

We all know the extent of our losses on Election Day. We lost enough moderates in the Senate to turn control over to Mitch McConnell. The already endangered Blue Dog Democrats in the House took another hit giving Republicans the largest majority they’ve had since 1928 (and we all know …

The Case for Joe Biden

President Obama gets – and deserves the credit he gets – for sparking an unprecedented shift in public support in favor of marriage equality.  Many of us are now married to the person we love because of the President’s words and his administration’s actions. Not everyone remembers or credits the …

Carol Kim Has A Plan

Carol Kim has a plan to address the growing crisis in retention and recruitment in the Police Department. Her opponent wants another study. We want a Council member who has a plan.  Dems for Equality endorses Carol Kim for San Diego City Council, District 6 Click on the image to …