(CNN) - A former campaign staffer for San Diego Mayor Bob Filner became the second woman to publicly accuse him of sexual harassment, saying Tuesday that the then-congressman patted her "posterior" while at a fundraising event.
Laura Fink, who now runs a political consulting firm, told CNN affiliate KPBS that it happened in 2005 when she was working as Filner's deputy campaign manager.FULL STORY
(CNN) - California's Supreme Court on Tuesday denied the San Diego County clerk's request to halt same-sex marriages in the state.
The decision was announced in a brief ruling, which was filed Tuesday and said: "The request for an immediate temporary stay or injunctive relief is denied."FULL STORY
(CNN) - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is about to face at least one sexual harassment lawsuit as a series of allegations against him roils City Hall.
A city employee will announce the lawsuit Monday, attorney Gloria Allred's office said.FULL STORY
(CNN) – San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who has been accused of sexual harassment, will speak at an event next month on the issue of combatting sexual assault in the military.
Filner, a former Democratic congressman, was originally slated to be honored at the National Women Veterans Association of America event. In an telephone interview Tuesday with CNN, National Women Veterans Association of America President Tara Jones said Filner would no longer be honored or appear at the event. In a subsequent interview Wednesday, Jones said Filner would appear and noted that the organization will hold a news conference on Saturday to discuss the matter.
(CNN) - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, dogged by allegations of sexual harassment, said on Monday he will not step down from his post.
"As your elected mayor, I fully expect to be accountable to the citizens of San Diego for all of my actions," he said in a statement. "But as a citizen of this country, I also expect - and am entitled to - due process, and the opportunity to respond in a fair and impartial venue to specific allegations. I do not believe I am guilty of sexual harassment, and I believe a full presentation of the facts will vindicate me."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will resign and be named president of the University of California system, she announced Friday.
She will leave the Department of Homeland Security in September, a source familiar with the decision told CNN.FULL STORY
(CNN) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Jackie Speier took time out from immigration and student loan negotiations Thursday night to tour the Asiana flight 214 crash site at San Francisco International Airport.
(CNN) – Dogged by allegations of sexual harassment, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner admitted Thursday "that I need help" but stopped short of resigning.
"I'm clearly doing something wrong," he said.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Sunday refused to stop California from issuing same-sex marriage licenses, turning aside an emergency request from supporters of Proposition 8, the voter-approved measure that had earlier been dismissed by the justices on narrow, jurisdictional grounds. It is the latest legal and political twist in an issue that has divided the state.
Justice Anthony Kennedy refused to vacate a stay of a decision Friday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco, which had lifted a previous injunction on the ability of gays and lesbians to legally wed. Officials across the state, including the attorney general, quickly began performing same-sex marriages, including those of the two couples who brought the original lawsuit.FULL STORY
(CNN) - The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that same-sex marriages can resume in California, a move that the Supreme Court paved the way for on Wednesday.
Three judges on the appeals court made it possible for local governments to issue marriage certificates for gay and lesbian couples with a few words: "The stay in the above matter is dissolved effective immediately."FULL STORY