California AIDS Funding Probably Won’t Be Restored
By Boyce Hinman

Actually, a lot more than AIDS funding probably won’t be restored. Hundreds of millions of dollars that had been appropriated by the state legislature, and then cut from the state budget by the Governor, will not be restored unless a recent decision by a California appeals court is overturned by the California Supreme Court.

Here is how this happened. In February of last year, the state legislature passed a budget for fiscal year 2009-2010 and the Governor signed it. However, it turned out the projections of state income, that that budget was based on, were too optimistic. Far less revenue was coming in and the state government was running up a large deficit.

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Senator Arrested for DUI After Reportedly Leaving Midtown Gay BarSenator Roy Asburn

by Charles Peer

State Senator Roy Ashburn was arrested by the California Highway Patrol on suspicion of driving drunk near the Capitol in downtown Sacramento, allegedly after leaving FACES Nighclub with another man who was with him in the car, but not arrested or named.

KOVR CBS 13 in Sacramento has reported that sources have told them that he was seen in FACES before he was arrested. However, Terry Sidie, the owner of FACES, said that he was in his club until about 1:30 in the morning that night and that he did not see Ashburn in the club, nor did his manager Laurie Bonifield or other FACES employees.

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Chief Justice Roberts Protects DC Gay Marriage LawChief Justice Roberts

Commentary by Boyce Hinman

I have long assumed that, with the advent of the new more conservative U.S. Supreme Court, that court would return to its long standing tradition of judging gay rights cases based on the prejudices of the justices rather than the facts and the constitution.

But yesterday, Chief Justice Roberts did something astonishing. He refused to prevent a Washington DC same sex marriage law from going into effect.

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DC United Methodist Congregation To Celebrate Same-Sex WeddingsMarriage Equality

A United Methodist congregation in Washington, D.C. has vowed to celebrate same-sex weddings, putting itself at odds with other Christian churches protesting the District of Columbia's new marriage equality law.

"As a pastor, I am called to extend care and grace to all people even as Jesus did," said Rev. Mary Kay Totty, pastor at the 238-year-old church. "We celebrate love and loyalty wherever it is found."

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Positively Aware HIV Drug Guide is Now AvailableDrug Guide

The 14h Annual Positively Aware HIV Drug Guide, widely recognized throughout the country as the "must-have" tool for HIV service providers and consumers alike, is now available.

With 28 FDA-approved HIV therapies to choose from, finding the most effective regimen is more important than ever. The Positively Aware HIV Drug Guide provides vital information to individuals living with HIV as well as their caregivers on how best to manage their treatment.

Read more: Positively Aware HIV Drug Guide is Now Available

 

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