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Monday, April 28, 2014

20th Assembly Candidates Support Gay Marriage, but Spar over Gender I.D. Law

Bill Quirk, Luis Reynoso, Jaime Patino
ASSEMBLY | 20TH DISTRICT | When it comes to gay marriage, candidates for the 20th Assembly District made a mad dash to the left of each other, but not before two of them swung wildly to the right when it comes to gender identification.

Incumbent Assemblymember Bill Quirk, Republican Jaime Patino and nonpartisan Luis Reynoso, formerly a member of the GOP, all registered strong support for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues before attempts to shade differences in their position.

Patino, a first-time candidate from Union City, appeared to set the tone last Friday night at a candidate’s forum in Fremont when in response to a question on equity and, specifically, LGBT issues, he veered well left of the Republican Party’s ambiguous stance. “I’m one of the few—and I may get in trouble tomorrow when it hits the news—but, I’m one of the few Republicans out there that actually is supportive of gay marriage and I’ve always been,” said Patino. “It’s out there and if people want to make a big thing, let them.”

“I feel very much for people in the LGBT community, any community that is discriminated against, because it doesn’t just scar that particular community; it scars the whole city, the whole area," said Patino. "And it also hurts us economically because businesses see that and they don’t want to be in an area that’s putting up with that stuff.”

Quirk, whose liberalism is questioned by few, seemed pleasantly surprised by Patino’s statements. “Let me say, it is a pleasure to have Mr. Patino state what he did and to say that he’s for gay marriage and I really appreciate it,” said Quirk. However, Patino’s comments were also the catalyst for each candidate to draw distinctions in their support for gay marriage.

Quirk then rushed further left, stating he has supported gay marriage “ever since it became an idea” and then-San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom made a strong push for it in 2004. He also touted his support for a controversial assembly bill, AB 1266, strongly opposed by state conservatives, which would allow transgender children to assign their own gender when it comes to sex-segregated school programs, athletics and facilities. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill into law last August. “I’m out on the edge on this and I’m proud to be out on the edge,” said Quirk.

On gay marriage, Reynoso said, “This is really a non-issue because discrimination is discrimination. When it comes to gay marriage, the government can’t tell you who to marry and they cannot tell you who to divorce, either.” However, when it comes to AB 1266, it’s a different story. “We’re really operating on shaky ground at that point because for us to demand a kindergarten girl’s bathroom to be available to a six-year-old boy because he feels he’s a girl, it’s a privacy issue. The issue needs to be examined more carefully,” said Reynoso, who is also an elected member of the Hayward school board. “Facilities use are not there for us to exercise our gender, but rather to use them in private.” Reynoso’s first move to the left followed by a sharp turn to the right, then set off a similar tag-team attack by him and Patino on Quirk also witnessed earlier this month over the Calpine Russell City Energy Center issue.

“The line stops when it comes to kids using the same restroom,” Patino said in his rebuttal. Local school districts should be allowed to make their own decisions on the matter, he added. “Because what flies in San Francisco, may not fly in Tulare County and Sacramento should not be putting the values of San Francisco down the throat of people in the valley or the Inland Empire that don’t agree with that.”

Quirk then asserted Republicans, in general, now laud Civil Rights leaders of yesterday after doing nothing to support the cause when it was occurring. “You know, that’s what it takes being out on the edge,” said Quirk. “When you’re being a pioneer, when you are seeing what’s new. What we’re seeing today is Republicans love Cesar Chavez . Republicans love Martin Luther King, but when they were out pushing the envelope, the Republicans weren’t to be seen. I’m very proud to be pushing the envelope.”

The forum moved on to another question on green building and renewable energy, but the previous back-and-forth clearly festered. After Patino answered the question, he quickly responded to Quirk’s comment, “This Republican was at Kitayama Nursery in Union City back when I was a kid. This Republican was there. This Republican’s parents were farm workers, so don’t lump everybody all together. We shouldn’t do that.” Reynoso followed. “Mr. Quirk doesn’t really understand Martin Luther King was a Republican. Don’t forget that,” said Reynoso. “One of the greatest fighters for equal justice was actually a Republican.

86 comments :

I'm going to put it very succinctly: If you come into this world with a dick, you use Men or Boys; if you come into this world with a pussy, you use Women or Girls. It's all about biology, and NOTHING else. Know how we know this? If you're a guy there is something called a urinal, which is ONLY for the male anatomy.

Each of these guys is an embarrassment. They should all be ashamed of themselves for promoting gay marriage and this bogus legislation which will be thrown out by the courts as a violation of civil rights.

End of story.

Relationships between all genders at all ages would be vastly improved by making all bathrooms unisex, starting with taxpayer funded bathrooms.

We live in an era where queer men and straight men shower together in locker rooms, and we've learned that this doesn't actually cause problems. Nor does it cause problems when queer women and straight women shower together.

Americans need to get over the idea that their privacy when they're naked is somehow more violated and more endangered by someone of a different sexual orientation, gender identity or gender being present.

If kids of all genders showered together from k-12, if they shared bathrooms from k-12, we could expect them to learn how to treat each other as part of their development. We'd see transgressions, sure, but we'd also have the opportunity to correct them from an early age.

This country is just phenomenally uptight and needs to stop being that way. And the man who commented before me is an anachronism and a transphobic bigot.

This guy above is just a straight up pervert. He needs to be caught and institutionalized.

Sicko!

Hey Steven. Did you ever find out what that device was that Quirk put in his ear before the debate on Friday? He was much more reserved than the debate before.

Quirk is a wierdo and I am not voting for him. Reynoso looks good for his record on watching out for my money at the school board and holding people responsible for their bad deeds. I have to say that I live in Haywrad and am a teacher for SLUSD and even though the teachers union hates Reynoso there are many of us out here that support him asking the real tough questions of the teachers and the overpaid staff. Quirk you need to go away. I am not voting democrat this time around.

I do not want to see boys in the girls bathroom. We have enough problems as it is now with gender bullying.

No on measure C. We do not need more Hayward Loop projects.

Abrham Lincoln was also a republican but who cares? The republican party has gone of the deep end in the last 10 years with the tea party. I am sure that is why Reynoso abandoned the party and is now independent.

@9:57 if you are a good teacher you should be supporting libraries.

@10:14 The Alameda County Republican Party has serious issues. My opinion is Reynoso did not feel he was getting the support he should have, especially since he's one of the few Republicans who has actually gotten elected to an office in AlaCo.

7:27 is a sick pervert. He needs to be caught and institutionalized.

Sick motha fucker!

Quirk wins this competition very easily because his opponents are idiots!

Quirk is just too bizarre and weird for many of us. In the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee we do not like Quirk and that is why we pushed Ong to run against him last time. I think Quirk will lose this time. Quirk sounds very weak and with little knowledge in these forums and sounds more like an ass. Quirk had someone give him answers in the last Fremont forum, yes he was wired.

Are you serious! Stupidest thing i've ever heard!!

@7:28 I was is in the central committee and yes we did support Jenifer Ong. We knew at that time how much money the Calpine plant had given to Quirk.

@9:21 I still remember how Quirk used to moan and complain why Ong continues to run. Well, weirdo Quirk as they say above. "We just don't like you" period. I am also a democrat and I am not voting for Quirk this year.

The Alameda County Democratic Central Committee absolutely supported Bill Quirk last election. Anon 7:28, 9:21 and 9:48 are wrong and probably the same person. Bill got all but one vote in the ACDCC pre-primary vote (that was Ongs). I walked precincts for him out of the Hayward ACDCC's office in Hayward that year. Some people posting here are out and out making lies up and posting. Won't do them any good because the candidates against him are so weak. Quirk wins without breaking a sweat.

Quirk is a perv, but he wouldn't be the first to end up in the legislature.

I was in the alameda central committee and all were pressured to vote for Quirk because of Lockyer. I was there!! So no, Quirk was not our choice at all. We wanted Ong, so we just told her to run anyway even if Quirk got the endorsement from Lockyer and central committee.

It was all about money and payback for endorsing Lockeyer's druggie wife. I walked many neighborhoods for Ong and will walk for who ever gets in the top two against Quirk.

Bye Bye pervert Quirk. I think you are the one that posted the perversion of the showers and kids. You perv is dead on.

There will be no run off. Bill Quirk wins with over 50% of the vote. Both Reynoso(who probably wrote the last post at 11:14, and is wrong as he usually was on the Hayward school board) and Patino(who?) are not viable candidates.

Then anyway you decide to handicap it, a jerk, perv or the same gets in.

What a sick and sorry affair.

The only perv is 4:24. You are a sick and sorry person!

I'll be voting for Quirk because there is nobody meaningful running against him. Reynoso screwed up our schools and Ratino is a conservative idiot.

Yep Quirk you area pervert and I would not vote for someone that brought us the power plant and left a big mess with the city budget.

Better just to leave it blank or do a write in.

I voted in the 2012 election, but for the very first time left 'President' blank. I couldn't bring myself to cast a ballot in that race.

Quirk wins by a large margin and anyone with even a little bit of political savvy knows that's true!

Yep money buys you your office nowadays. Quirk has the money! I admire anyone who attempts to run against the money grabbers like Quirk. There is no opportunity for the "little guy" to run let alone win office.

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Weickowski and Quirk are perverts!!!

They do not protect little girls from men wanting to use the same girls bathroom. Sick and perverted!

The only sick and perverted person is the one who posted 8:48.

Back to what it is.

I'm going to put it very succinctly: If you come into this world with a dick, you use Men or Boys; if you come into this world with a pussy, you use Women or Girls. It's all about biology, and NOTHING else. Know how we know this? If you're a guy there is something called a urinal, which is ONLY for the male anatomy.

Each of these guys is an embarrassment. They should all be ashamed of themselves for promoting gay marriage and this bogus legislation which will be thrown out by the courts as a violation of civil rights.

End of story.

2:14 is straight up right, right, right!!!!

Since you are 2:14 please get the professional help you need. Discrimination is not ok. Being a homophobe is an illness that can be treated. It is usually caused by a lack of confidence in your own sexuality. Thank goodness most people aren't as prejudiced as you.

Since you are screwed up and believe that urinals are for women--they're not--please don't peddle your predatory sexual mores here. If you have male anatomy, you go to one room; female anatomy, another room.

That's the American way. Where you come up with homophobia is loony. I'd even hug a homosexual such as you, but not in the Women's Room!

What is the big deal? What Reynoso said is so to the point. The bathroom are for use to take care of your nature matters in private and NOT to exercise your gender preferences. I for me do not want my daughter in the third grade to be sharing the bathroom with boys. period.period.

Thank you, 12:46, for common sense!

Amen!!!

Many school districts are putting in single use bathrooms with locks so anyone can use them. If your schools haven't, ask them to. Talk about paranoia?

Nothing wrong with that. One in; one out. Also, known as nurse's or principal's washroom.

Just no co-ed anatomy in the bathrooms or locker
rooms.

3:36 and 4:19, thamk you ! This is my first time on this topic but I was thinking this all along, when I first heard it on the news. Can you even imagine ? This would be a big distraction from our children's learning time at least Jr. High and High School. How much time smooching and lord knows what else would be going on in co ed restrooms. That would be the new hangout for cutting. (in the stalls at that) And security would maybe be allowed to go in the restrooms now. With all the preditors now being caught working for School Districts ! People need to think about our children !

1:22 I agree with Reynoso too. What is the big deal as they say? Bathrooms are for doing your business in private and not to make a statement that you are a boy or a girl. We are really relying too much on creeps and perverts to write common sense law for our kids. Boys bathroom is for Boys and Girls bathroom id for Girls , and no tell the world you support one gender over another.

Many school districts are putting in single use bathrooms with locks so anyone can use them. If your schools haven't, ask them to. Talk about paranoia?

Really want to thank the person who wrote the following below, well worth a repost. We are in a culture war, and the deviants want to do away with gender and go to a genderless society. Well, we're not. There are males, females, and occasionally a freak of nature known as a hermaphrodite. The doctors will correct that condition as best they can. Chromosomes and anatomy determine it all.

I'm going to put it very succinctly: If you come into this world with a dick, you use Men or Boys; if you come into this world with a pussy, you use Women or Girls. It's all about biology, and NOTHING else. Know how we know this? If you're a guy there is something called a urinal, which is ONLY for the male anatomy.

Each of these guys is an embarrassment. They should all be ashamed of themselves for promoting gay marriage and this bogus legislation which will be thrown out by the courts as a violation of civil rights.

End of story.

The only person who should be ashamed of himself is the poster of anon 2:37. Talk about an embarrassment. End of story!

We see that 10:06, our deviant, likes to make excuses.

What a shame he is!

Well we see the 10:57 post is unsure of his own sexuality and has to call people names. Get professional help for your problem and you won't have build yourself up by putting others down.

What a shame you are so insecure!

2:37 is a mental midget afraid of his mother

Ah, we see that two more deviants are about in the wee small hours of the morning.

It's all about anatomy. You missed that lesson in life.

Sorry boys, you want to use the john, stay out of the girls!

This is what the mental midget at 2:37 and 8:33 doesn't get:

Many school districts are putting in single use bathrooms with locks so anyone can use them. If your schools haven't, ask them to. Talk about paranoia?

Many are not. There have ALWAYS been single use bathrooms for the nurse, faculty, etc. Most district DON'T let students use these regularly. In addition, you deviant midgets want to let boys and girls--real boys and girls--cohabit at the same time.

That ain't going to be allowed to happen!

The only deviant midget is you 3:26. Get your mind out of the gutter you hater. You must be crapping your pants now that a Federal judge has allowed gays to marry in Oregon. He followed the Constitution, which says you can't discriminate against anyone. Suck it up homophobe!

This is about bathrooms, locker rooms, dicks and pussies, dick shit.

You got a stick, use the boys; a hole, the girls. That's it, sicko.
We are not going to become a genderless society as much as you would like it.

While you're at it, go marry a fence post!

I agree 6:57 is a pervert that hates his mother/

7:28 is our resident deviant who wants an androgynous society.

Not going to happen!

I think 7:28 is more upset on the use of hate to form opinion. But, I agree too with that person 6:57 and 8:36 might be perverts and hate their mother. Only hatred in mothers bring that type of twisted criticism.

I read a handful of these post and all of them seem to miss an important point. As a female, I don't want to share a restroom with males. Have you ever been a men's restroom they are gross! They stick of urine and are alway dirty. The unisex restrooms would subject girls/women to a gross environment in which to do their business.

Thank you, 11:29, yours is common sense!

As a man, we are not going to let deviants take us to a genderless society.

Your anatomy determines who you are, and that determines which bathroom you cohabit. Chromosomes are facts of life.

Deal with it!

Really want to thank the person who wrote the following below, well worth a repost. We are in a culture war, and the deviants want to do away with gender and go to a genderless society. Well, we're not. There are males, females, and occasionally a freak of nature known as a hermaphrodite. The doctors will correct that condition as best they can. Chromosomes and anatomy determine it all.

I'm going to put it very succinctly: If you come into this world with a dick, you use Men or Boys; if you come into this world with a pussy, you use Women or Girls. It's all about biology, and NOTHING else. Know how we know this? If you're a guy there is something called a urinal, which is ONLY for the male anatomy.

Each of these guys is an embarrassment. They should all be ashamed of themselves for promoting gay marriage and this bogus legislation which will be thrown out by the courts as a violation of civil rights.

End of story.

oh oh 11:51 also hate his mother. Wow so much hatred when you think you are right. Quick someone teach that person how to be civil and love his mom.

Someone tell 1:40 how to stop being a deviant and projecting!

Pity this fool.

This is the only solution and it works. It's being done all over. Since our laws say you can't discriminate you better learn to live with it.

Many school districts are putting in single use bathrooms with locks so anyone can use them. If your schools haven't, ask them to.

Anatomy is not discrimination.

A woman who 'thinks' she's a guy can't use the john at the Coliseum or Macy's. Same with a guy who 'thinks' he's a woman.

Facts are facts. Live with it.

What about if you are a woman that thinks she is a guy that thinks he is a woman?

Facts are facts-----it's a California law and the opponents couldn't get enough signatures from homophobes like you to put it on the ballot to overturn it. Live with the fact that you are the minority opinion. :)

Not true, deviant. It will be going on the Nov. ballot, and then you and your ilk can go in the woods where nobody has to see you.

Stay in the cupboard where you belong.

Anatomy is not discrimination.

A woman who 'thinks' she's a guy can't use the men's john at the Coliseum or Macy's. Same with a guy who 'thinks' he's a woman using the women's john.

Facts are facts. Live with it.

What if you are a woman that thinks you are a man that thinks you are a horse that thinks you are a dog that thinks you are a walrus... then what?

To the homophobe and deviant who hates the LGBT community. There is only one of you making all the posts. It's the law and YOU will have to live with it. :)

Really want to thank the person who wrote the following below, well worth a repost. We are in a culture war, and the deviants want to do away with gender and go to a genderless society. Well, we're not. There are males, females, and occasionally a freak of nature known as a hermaphrodite. The doctors will correct that condition as best they can. Chromosomes and anatomy determine it all.

I'm going to put it very succinctly: If you come into this world with a dick, you use Men or Boys; if you come into this world with a pussy, you use Women or Girls. It's all about biology, and NOTHING else. Know how we know this? If you're a guy there is something called a urinal, which is ONLY for the male anatomy.

Each of these guys is an embarrassment. They should all be ashamed of themselves for promoting gay marriage and this bogus legislation which will be thrown out by the courts as a violation of civil rights.

End of story.

10:10 also hates his mother. Where do these mental lilliputians come from?.

Sorry, deviant at 12:34, but we just don't subscribe to your shit.

You are projecting! In America, we don't do that shit. Go back to the underworld where you belong.

ohoh I see that 2:51 has a very limited vocabulary. Yep, he is a mental lilliputian that hates his mother.

6:23, still projecting. When the words work, you use.

We all pity the fool whom you are.

I agree 8:16 lacks any formal introduction to civil vocabulary usage. Another mother hater and mental microbe.

9:39, still projecting. When the words work, you use.

We pity the fool whom you are.

Hmmm....small correction just help the fray in all these political positions. At 11:37am when the subject is not the "who" then you do not need to use "whom". The subject has already been declared as "fool". So, yep I agree with all of you that some people need simple English language construction tutoring. Maybe 11:37 is not a language grammar theorist but that does not mean to imply any level of intelligence.

11:37 has the correct use of 'whom.' Unfortunately, 6:00, your lack of education is quite evident. I shall now attempt to explain to your simpleton sense:

If one turns the sentence into a question, it would read:

For whom is the fool we pity? One would not use 'who.' The subject might be 'John,' or 'Anne,' or 'whoever.'

Really, for those who have no understanding of either the English language or common sense, please stay mute. This subject matter is above your intelligence quotient, and does not concern you at all.

Now that the midgets Who and Whom are finished, back to the point of the article:

Really want to thank the person who wrote the following below, well worth a repost. We are in a culture war, and the deviants want to do away with gender and go to a genderless society. Well, we're not. There are males, females, and occasionally a freak of nature known as a hermaphrodite. The doctors will correct that condition as best they can. Chromosomes and anatomy determine it all.

I'm going to put it very succinctly: If you come into this world with a dick, you use Men or Boys; if you come into this world with a pussy, you use Women or Girls. It's all about biology, and NOTHING else. Know how we know this? If you're a guy there is something called a urinal, which is ONLY for the male anatomy.

Each of these guys is an embarrassment. They should all be ashamed of themselves for promoting gay marriage and this bogus legislation which will be thrown out by the courts as a violation of civil rights.

End of story.

Now that the midgets Who and Whom are finished, back to the point of the article:

Really want to thank the person who wrote the following below, well worth a repost. We are in a culture war, and the deviants want to do away with gender and go to a genderless society. Well, we're not. There are males, females, and occasionally a freak of nature known as a hermaphrodite. The doctors will correct that condition as best they can. Chromosomes and anatomy determine it all.

I'm going to put it very succinctly: If you come into this world with a dick, you use Men or Boys; if you come into this world with a pussy, you use Women or Girls. It's all about biology, and NOTHING else. Know how we know this? If you're a guy there is something called a urinal, which is ONLY for the male anatomy.

Each of these guys is an embarrassment. They should all be ashamed of themselves for promoting gay marriage and this bogus legislation which will be thrown out by the courts as a violation of civil rights.

End of story.

to the homophobe and the only one making the posts against the LGBT community-----it's the law and you will have to live with it.

Really want to thank the person who wrote the following below, well worth a repost. We are in a culture war, and the deviants want to do away with gender and go to a genderless society. Well, we're not. There are males, females, and occasionally a freak of nature known as a hermaphrodite. The doctors will correct that condition as best they can. Chromosomes and anatomy determine it all.

I'm going to put it very succinctly: If you come into this world with a dick, you use Men or Boys; if you come into this world with a pussy, you use Women or Girls. It's all about biology, and NOTHING else. Know how we know this? If you're a guy there is something called a urinal, which is ONLY for the male anatomy.

Each of these guys is an embarrassment. They should all be ashamed of themselves for promoting gay marriage and this bogus legislation which will be thrown out by the courts as a violation of civil rights.

End of story.

To the homophobe and deviant who hates the LGBT community. There is only one of you making all the posts. It's the law and YOU will have to live with it. :)

Really want to thank the person who wrote the following below, well worth a repost. We are in a culture war, and the deviants want to do away with gender and go to a genderless society. Well, we're not. There are males, females, and occasionally a freak of nature known as a hermaphrodite. The doctors will correct that condition as best they can. Chromosomes and anatomy determine it all.

I'm going to put it very succinctly: If you come into this world with a dick, you use Men or Boys; if you come into this world with a pussy, you use Women or Girls. It's all about biology, and NOTHING else. Know how we know this? If you're a guy there is something called a urinal, which is ONLY for the male anatomy.

Each of these guys is an embarrassment. They should all be ashamed of themselves for promoting gay marriage and this bogus legislation which will be thrown out by the courts as a violation of civil rights.

End of story.

Too easy for you to call anyone you disagree with a 'homophobe.' Clearly you don't know shit.

Bottom line is folks don't want a genderless society, which is what you want.

Take a step back, chill, and suck your dick until you calm down!

By the way, 'your law' is a violation of civil right and is sure to be overturned by the courts

:) :) :)

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