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Hueso to file papers, boycotters to continue boycotting

July 24, 2009 - 3:21 pm
Manchester hotels boycott goes global.

Manchester hotels boycott goes global.

Since Eric Wolff’s off nerding it up at Comic-Con, I’m left to write updates on a couple of stories he’s reported. First, Felipe Hueso, a prospective candidate for the San Diego City Council’s District 8 seat, plans to become an official candidate on Monday. Eric wrote a profile of Hueso for this week’s CityBeat. Hueso’s campaign assistant, Jacob O’Neill, sent out an e-mail today saying that Hueso will be filing nomination paper on Monday at 11:30 a.m. and will hold a press conference afterward. He’ll be joined by little bro (and current D8 Councilmember), Ben.

In June, Eric explored whether the ongoing boycott of the Manchester Grand Hyatt would spread to all Hyatt hotels (Doug Manchester, gave $125,000 to Prop. 8, the ballot measure that successfully banned same-sex marriage in California). Today, the group Californians Against Hate announced that it’s going to stay focused on Manchester hotels, but that it’s taking the boycott message global and encouraging folks to not only stay away from the Manchester Grand Hyatt, but also other hotels owned by the Manchester Financial Group. According to the web page, boycottmanchesterhotels.com, that includes the Grand Del Mar resort and the Whitetail Club and Resort in McCall, Idaho. (According to the Manchester Financial Group’s website, they’re also involved with the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina, but that’s not on the boycott list). Rick Jacobs, chair of the political-action group Courage Campaign, said he’s asked Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to kick Manchester off the board of the California Travel and Tourism Commission because, according to a statement from Californians Against Hate, “the passage of Prop 8 will cost the State of California $1 billion in lost revenue.”

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. CrewLJ permalink
    July 28, 2009 - 2:31 pm 2:31 pm

    So is this now the battle of the hate groups?

    I can’t think of a better reason for folks who were on the fence about gay marriage to decide not to support it in the future if all it comes down to is who can hate the other more.

    Good Luck with that approach.

  2. July 29, 2009 - 1:16 pm 1:16 pm

    We need another Hueso, like a hole in the head.

  3. July 29, 2009 - 1:16 pm 1:16 pm

    We need to boycott Hueso.

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