With today being so historic, TheLiberalOC has asked elected officials and candidates across OC for their reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex marriage is a constitution right. We contacted the city councils in Irvine, Santa Ana, and Anaheim as well as the County Board of Supervisors and candidates for State Senate and the Assembly as well as current state assembly representatives for their reaction.
And yes, we reached across the aisle and contacted Republicans as well. We’ll update the comments as they come in.
“I applaud the Supreme Court decision affirming the right of same-sex couples to marry. Justice Kennedy showed courage and compassion, as did the other Justices who cast their historic votes in support of marriage equality. Discrimination in any form undermines our commitment to civil rights and human rights.”
No comments yet from Lynn Schott, Jeff Lalloway, Christina Shea or Mayor Steven Choi.
While there was no comment from Lalloway, this interesting exchange on Twitter:
Lynn Schott: retweeted a Brookings Institute article on “the conservative case for gay marriage.”
“As someone who supports equality under the law for all, this was a huge win for equal rights today. So pleased by the Supreme Courts decision. God Bless America!”
No comments yet from Jordan Brandman, Lucille Kring, James Vanderbilt or Mayor Tom Tait.
In Santa Ana:
“I believe the ruling is a cause for celebration. This is a victory for our LGBT community that was long overdue.”
Vince Sarmiento: “Today’s Supreme Court ruling recognizes equality and brings our society closer to eliminating prejudice. As Mayor Pro Tem of Santa Ana, I’m proud that our great city is home to the LGBT Center OC, one of the oldest gay and lesbian community centers in the United States. The City of Santa Ana has a strong history of advocacy on behalf of our diverse community, including official support of Harvey Milk Day and serving as the host city of the OC Pride festivities. I praise the Supreme Court for their wisdom and leadership to further acceptance and unity in our country.”
County Board of Supervisors:
No comments yet from any of the Supes
“On this historic day, I applaud this landmark decision by the kdfUnited States Supreme Court on same-sex marriage. In the court’s opinion… “All people are created equal.” Simply stated, this begins a new chapter in our country that will allow people to marry who they choose. This is a great step forward. As we celebrate today, we know that we will have to continue our fight for justice, for dignity, and equality on many other fronts. Congratulations to all those who have fought this battle.”
No comment from State Rep. Young Kim.
“I am relieved and pleased that the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that all states must treat marriage equally. Marriage equality has been a settled issue in California, and now it is settled law everywhere. This landmark ruling by the highest court means that couples and families throughout the country will be treated fairly and equitably, with the full rights accorded under the Constitution and the law.”
No comment from Ling Ling Chang.
We’ll update this post as more comments come in.