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06/09/2010

CA AG race: Anti-equality establishment fails to seize NOMination

by Jeremy Hooper

201006090937Another bright spot from yesterday's California primary: John Eastman, the candidate who earned aggressive backing/fundraising from the National Organization For Marriage and other Prop 8 figures (and who even printed NOM emails on his own site), lost out to moderate Republican Steve Cooley:

Steve Cooley wins GOP attorney general's race‎ [LA Times blog]

Notable, because Cooley is an opponent of Prop 8 and a marriage equality backer in general (even if he thinks the AG must Cooley-Harrisdefend the flawed law). NOM has declared war on any and all pro-equality moderates. This time, happily, voters rejected NOM. Yay.

Cooley will now face Democrat (and staunch LGBT ally) Kamala Harris in November. We won't weigh in on who we're hoping will ultimately drink the congratulatory glass of champagne come November 2. But either way, it's nice to know that this super important office will be less likely to take LGBT people's rights south, now that west coast locals have putting the brakes on going East.

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