Oct. 11 is National Coming Out Day, the anniversary of the 1987 march on Washington, D.C. in favor of gay and lesbian rights.
To mark the day, more than half a dozen of the state's congressional Democrats posed for pictures to show their opposition to California's Proposition 8, the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.
Democrat Adam Schiff of Burbank hosted the photo shoot last month for a campaign called “NOH8 on The Hill.” Schiff said "our friends, neighbors and family members deserve to have their commitment recognized, and the NOH8 campaign is on the forefront of that important battle.”
NOH8 campaign photographer Adam Bouska took the snapshots.
In a year when Democrats and Republicans agree on almost nothing, it's strange to see a campaign strategy that has a Democrat touting his Republican support.
But this isn't a normal election year. California's new "top two" election system has Democrats running against Democrats and Republicans running against Republicans in the November general election.
So in the highly competitive San Fernando Valley race pitting veteran House Democrats Brad Sherman and Howard Berman against each other, Berman says he's received the endorsements from a majority of California’s Republican congressional delegation. The list includes David Dreier (who's retiring), Darrell Issa, Mary Bono Mack, Ken Calvert, Jerry Lewis (retiring), Ed Royce, Dan Lungren, Wally Herger (retiring), Elton Gallegly (retiring) and Buck McKeon.
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People for and against the administrations health care act protest in front of he U.S. Supreme Court, on June 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.
This post is part of KPCC & WNYC's "That's My Issue" series, and represents the views of its author, not of either station.
I moved from Chicago to Los Angeles about two years ago and had a month of time when I was not covered by health insurance. I'm a healthy person — a couple of minor little health problems. I could not buy private health insurance for myself. I am a healthy, adult person with a good job that just had this month of not being covered. And that shed a new light on healthcare. If I did have a pre-existing condition, that people—they can’t buy health insurance. It’s eye-opening.
I appreciate ObamaCare in a new way that. I have paid attention to the details of ObamaCare, and I’m concerned that Romney would repeal that with no specifics about how he might possibly replace it.
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A composite of Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan.
Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan go head-to-head Thursday night in the only vice-presidential debate of the 2012 campaign, following Obama and Romney's faceoff last week. You can come back here at 6 p.m. Pacific (9 p.m. Eastern) to watch the live video stream of this evening's debate, or listen in at 89.3 FM.
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