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Same Sex Marriage Returns to Orange County Today

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Beginning at 8:00 am today, for the first time since November of 2008, same sex couples may marry in Orange County. On Friday, the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals removed the stay imposed on the decision of Judge Vaughn Walker declaring the ban on same sex marriage imposed by California’s Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional.

Rep. Sanchez Issues Statement on Today’s Supreme Court Rulings

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SANCHEZ APPALUDS SCOTUS DECISION STRIKING DOWN DOMA WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) today released the following statement applauding the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down core components of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. “The two Supreme Court rulings today on same-sex marriage are a significant step forward in allowing all couples…

Rep. Travis Allen Dodges the NSA Question

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State Representative Travis Allen has proposed a new assembly bill (AJR 26) which calls on “the President and Congress of the United States to make the protection of civil liberties and national security equal priorities, and to immediately discontinue any practices that are contrary to the 4th Amendment of the United States Constitution.” Duh… Now…

Jose Solorio’s TEA Party Moment

Jose Solorio and Texas Senator Ted Cruz

My first reaction to the image of Jose Solorio shaking hands with Texas Senator Ted Cruz at the Orange County Republican Party’s Flag Day fundraiser was; “what was Jose trying to prove,” I wondered? He’s running for the 34th Senate seat in 2014, as a Democrat, for Christ’s sake.