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Unfit for Service?



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The Paramount Theater in Oakland, Calif., is owned by the city and members of its board must be approved by the City Council. Lorenzo Hoopes, 96, has been a longtime (more than three decades) board member, but his reappointment has been threatened by strong opposition from gay-rights activists. They believe his substantial contribution to the Proposition 8 campaign disqualifies him from service. Mayor Ron Dellums has now put the reappointment on hold.



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