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Kevin Norte is a legal analyst, frequent guest Op-Ed contributor for Los Angeles's Metropolitian-New Enterprise, political blogger, and an attorney. Kevin, earlier in his career helped organize the attorneys at his place of employment into an employee union affiliated with AFSCME. While leaning more toward a libertarian viewpoint of the world, Kevin is a registered Republican and an active member of Log Cabin Republicans. Kevin lives with his spouse Don Norte in Hollywood. Both are politically active. Thanks to the late Gretchen Wyler, they both also remain active with The Humane Society of the United States' Hollywood Office (formerly The Ark Trust).
Thursday, September 16, 2010(1 comments)
The Power of Coming Out With GLEE
National Coming Out Day is October 11, 2010 but when asked, "Tell your story", I find it difficult because there are so many times my husband & myself have had to come out. This year, in honor of the ground-breaking TV series GLEE,myself & my husband decided to tell a story of self-empowerment with GLEE.
Thursday, July 31, 2008 Hearings Set In California's Proposition 8 Same Gender Marriage Battle
The Sacramento Superior Court, in two different departments has set hearings for two differnt challenges to California's Proposition 8. Depending on the proponents or the opponent's view, if approved by the voters, Prop. 8 would either eliminate the right of same gender couples to marry, or, might potentially, also invalidate all marraiges performed prior to the initiative's passege. The hearings are set for August 7, 2008.
Sunday, July 27, 2008(2 comments)
Field Poll Underestimates Growing Opposition to California's Proposition 8
A recent Field Poll on Proposition 8, that if passed would exclude the right to marry for same gender couples in California and in effect write discrimination into the California Constitution, reveals that there is only 7% undecided at this early stage in the election cycle and 51% in opposition as compared to 41%. After the poll was conducted, the ballot title was changed to reflect its true nature. Passage now is doubtful.
Sunday, February 24, 2008 Laying Partial Blame On Humane Society For Beef Recall is UTTER Nonsense
The Bush Administration's Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer ignorantly said that The Humane Society of the United States is partly responsible for the magnitude of the largest beef recall in the nation's history Thursday. After many failed attempts in the past to go successfully to the USDA, the group went to California authorities who requested that they sit on the video. They are not to blame in any way. The USDA fell down.
Thursday, January 17, 2008 Schwarzenegger Flip Flops on Prop 93, Gays Can Only Hope Arnold Will Flip Flop on Gay Marriage
The governor flip-flopped on term limits. Schwarzenbegger is playing a dicey, ill-advised move prompted by political realities.
Arnold endorsed Proposition 93, the legislators' ballot initiative to change their term limits, because he politically needs to keep the current leaders around. He doesn't want them termed out because he has learned to work with them.
Thursday, December 27, 2007(1 comments)
Bush Signs Bill To Save Veterans' Property In Los Angeles
In a major blow to Los Angeles Real Estate Developers Eli Broad and Rick Caruso, who were rumored to be interested in privately develiping the Los Angeles Veterans' Property site, President Bsigned a law prohibiting the sale or lease of that land.