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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1999
Kudos to President Clinton for appointing gay activist James C. Hormel ambassador to Luxembourg during the Senate recess (June 5). The action of a very few but vocal Republican senators had prevented the appointment from going to a floor vote, in spite of an overwhelming approval of Hormel by the Foreign Relations Committee. Hormel's opponents cite his appearance at gay rights parades and support for San Francisco's Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence as evidence of his unfitness. The last time I checked, this was still a free country where, among other things, people could attend legal gatherings without fear of being photographed and later attacked and could poke harmless fun at religious organizations without serious retribution.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1999
Kudos to President Clinton for appointing gay activist James C. Hormel ambassador to Luxembourg during the Senate recess (June 5). The action of a very few but vocal Republican senators had prevented the appointment from going to a floor vote, in spite of an overwhelming approval of Hormel by the Foreign Relations Committee. Hormel's opponents cite his appearance at gay rights parades and support for San Francisco's Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence as evidence of his unfitness. The last time I checked, this was still a free country where, among other things, people could attend legal gatherings without fear of being photographed and later attacked and could poke harmless fun at religious organizations without serious retribution.
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NEWS
July 6, 1998 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To court their conservative base, key Senate Republican leaders are digging in their heels on an issue that does not seem ideological at all: Who should be the next U.S. ambassador to a tiny European country most Americans could not find on a map?
NEWS
July 6, 1998 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To court their conservative base, key Senate Republican leaders are digging in their heels on an issue that does not seem ideological at all: Who should be the next U.S. ambassador to a tiny European country most Americans could not find on a map?
NEWS
June 17, 1999 | From a Times Staff Writer
President Clinton promised Wednesday to give the Senate more advance notice of key appointments he plans while Congress is in recess, ending a political battle with lawmakers that had threatened to bottle up a spate of nominations for major posts. The flap arose earlier this month after Clinton, seeking to get around Republican opposition to his proposed appointment of San Francisco philanthropist and gay activist James C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1999
The debate over gay rights threatens to inflame state politics, with opponents already sponsoring a vitriolic public campaign. For them to continue would be a grave mistake, risking new divisions among Californians not just on the issue of sexual orientation but along religious and ethnic lines as well.
NEWS
March 26, 1988 | JERRY GILLAM, Times Staff Writer
Two potential 1990 Democratic gubernatorial candidates, Atty. Gen. John K. Van de Kamp and Controller Gray Davis, reported Friday they already have a total of $2,186,823 in campaign contributions in the bank. Van de Kamp said he had $1,299,082 cash on hand as of mid-March, receiving $159,045 in contributions since Jan. 1. Davis reported he had $887,741 cash on hand, receiving $91,900 of it so far this year.
OPINION
June 13, 1999
Fed up with the Senate's failure to act on his nomination of James C. Hormel to be ambassador to Luxembourg, President Clinton finally used his authority to make appointments while Congress is in recess. Earlier this month he named the San Francisco philanthropist as envoy to the minuscule European duchy. The reaction from the few senators who had prevented a floor vote on the openly gay Hormel's nomination was, as usual, intemperate. Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.
NEWS
June 5, 1999 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton named San Francisco philanthropist and gay activist James C. Hormel as ambassador to Luxembourg on Friday, sidestepping Senate Republican leaders who previously had blocked the nomination. Clinton used special appointment powers available when Congress is in recess to bypass the Senate confirmation process and tap Hormel, 66, as the first openly gay U.S. ambassador.
NEWS
June 9, 2000 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vowing to make the nation's capital more civil and functional, Texas Gov. George W. Bush promised Thursday to cut wasteful spending, speed the approval of presidential appointments and promote bipartisan cooperation in the often-contentious federal budget process.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 1996 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
Weak, effeminate, only vaguely sexual, the old-fashioned Sissy--"Hollywood's first gay stock character"--was the kind of feeble cliche likely to dismay contemporary viewers. But Harvey Fierstein, author and star of "Torch Song Trilogy," confesses to a fondness for the Sissy. "Visibility," he explains quietly, "at any cost." That poignant sentiment is at the heart of "The Celluloid Closet," a remarkable and involving documentary that is literally eye-opening.
NEWS
January 24, 2001 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Senate Democrats said Tuesday that they will block a key vote scheduled for today on the fate of embattled Atty. Gen.-designate John Ashcroft, a move sure to rile Republicans who already are upset by treatment of their former colleague. Democrats are frustrated because they say that Ashcroft has been slow to turn over material requested by the Senate Judiciary Committee related to his finances, political speeches and policies. As a result, Sen. Patrick J.
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