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Can the State consecrate gay marriage?
Passionate letters are published daily in the North County Times about gay marriage. A large percentage state they have no objection to gay couples having equal rights; their objection is to use of the term “marriage” for gay unions. With the closeness of the vote on PROP 8, one wonders if avoidance of this one word could have settled this bitter culture war and brought equal rights to gays. INSIGHTS - by Joe Howard Crews, editor Read More

Event Reminders:

Candlelight March for Gay Marriage equality
Saturday, 11/22/2008
A candlelight March for Marriage Equality, from the Oceanside Library to the Pier, Saturday Nov. 22 begins at 5:30 pm. Invite your friends and help us build a strong coalition to reverse Prop 8.

A Question of Power
Tuesday, 11/18/2008
A one-hour documentary locally produced about SDG&E/Sempra's proposed Sunrise Powerlink and San Diego County''s energy future, will be screened in Poway. The documentary takes a hard look at SDG&E's claims regarding this line and the sustainable alternatives that could be San Diego's energy future if this line is defeated.

Sunset Poets will meet at a NEW LOCATION
Sunday, 11/30/2008
Sunset Poets will meet at the Mission Branch of the Oceanside Library. No featured poet yet. Check SunsetPoets.org for updates. More information will follow.

Magee Park Poets Anthology Publication Party
Wednesday, 12/03/2008
Wednesday, December 3, at 7pm, there will be a reading by poets featured in the anthology followed by a party. Free and open to the public.

Dem Club of Carlsbad-Oceanside meets
Saturday, 11/22/2008
Next meeting of DEMCCO is Saturday, November 22, 10 a.m.-noon, Woman's Club of Carlsbad, 3320 Monroe St., Carlsbad. At 10 a.m., Joseph Chirra, an attorney and MiraCosta College professor, will talk about the historic 2008 election and how it transformed our country's political landscape. Following, Francine Busby will give a brief update on the local ele