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My Thoughts On The Pending Prop 8 Decision

The majority of pundits and lawyers are speculating that the CA Supreme Court will decide to uphold Proposition 8, which bans same-gender marriage in California, but also uphold as valid the 18,000 same-gender marriages granted before Proposition 8 was passed in November 2008. I do not agree with this analysis. I find it difficult to…

Judge Throws Out County Suit Against Deputy Pensions Again

For A Second Time, Judge Tosses Out County Of Orange’s Legal Effort To Overturn 3% At 50 Pension Benefit For Orange County Deputies  LOS ANGELES – Rejecting amended legal arguments from the County of Orange, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Helen Bendix today threw out of court a lawsuit by the Orange County Board of…

Pre-Decision Day Gathering Tonight at Screening of OUTRAGE

Santa Ana, CA — ECCO, Harvey Milk Stonewall Democrats of Orange County, HRC, Orange County Equality Coalition,  Team Courage and LGBT community allies are joining forces this evening at the screening of  OUTRAGE at 7 pm to give a brief overview of plans for Decision Day on Tuesday when the California Supreme Court hands down the decision…

“OUTRAGE” Premiere Tonight in Santa Ana

Santa Ana, CA — The Harvey Milk Stonewall Democrats of Orange County and ECCO are hosting a screening OUTRAGE, Friday night at the South Coast Village Regency 3 Theater,  1561 W. Sunflower Avenue, Santa Ana, CA. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rja6cqlCsEg&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Emilkoc%2Eorg%2FNews%2FEntries%2F2009%2F5%2F17%5FOutrage%5Fthe%5FMovie%5FOpens%5FSoon%5Fin%5FSoCal%2521%5Ffiles%2Fwidget1%5Fmarkup%2Ehtml&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] From Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated) comes OUTRAGE, a searing indictment…

Memorial Day Cermony in Irvine

A message from Beth Krom, Irvine City Council member and a candidate for Congress in CD-48 Memorial Day is our opportunity to honor the sacrifice of our fallen soldiers and to reflect on what it means to live in a country that promises “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” to all its citizens. There…