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Prop 8 Decision: Marriage For Some is Not Equality!

San Francisco — Today the California Supreme Court declared that Proposition 8, approved by the voters in November, is a valid amendment as was presented to the voters, but chose to uphold the marriages of the estimated 18,000 LGBT couples in California. Read the ruling HERE. This contradiction is bound to wreak havoc in the courts…

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…