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County denies breast cancer program for young women

The Health Care Agency of Orange County, under direction from the board of supervisors, won’t fund Planned Parenthood’s Breast Health Care Program UPDATE: We got a call back from HCA spokesperson Deanne Thompson this afternoon regarding the Planned Parenthood grant application. According to Thompson the Health Care Agency has not yet made a final determination…

The Ball is now in OUR Court

Guest Commentary by John Santoianni, President, Harvey Milk Stonewall Democrats – OC Today’s California Supreme Court decision regarding same-sex marriage is exactly as I expected. Proposition 8 has been upheld and existing same-sex marriages are still valid. Everyone I’ve spoken with today has asked me the same question. How were they able to both validate…

Prop 8 Decision Day Rally For Equality

Approximately 600 people gathered at the Old Orange County Courthouse and Plaza of the Flags in Santa Ana tonight to rally in support of Marriage Equality in response to the California Supreme Court’s 6-1 decision affirming the validity of Proposition 8. Former State Senator Joe Dunn and Santa Ana Councilmember Michelle Martinez spoke at the courthouse…

DPOC Chair Barbaro on Prop 8 Decision

When I got home from tonight’s Prop 8 decision rally I found Democratic Party of Orange County Chairman Frank Barbaro’s response to today’s Supreme Court ruling. I don’t like the decision.  It runs directly opposite our guarantees of equal protection and non-discrimination.  The legal basis for the Court’s decision was very weak.  I can only…

Some Positive Press for Sheriff Hutchens

Today’s edition of the Los Angeles Times has a editorial, no doubt inspired by Dana Parsons story on OC Sheriff Sandra Hutchens.  And Parsons’ story comes on the heels of an in-depth profile of the Sheriff in OC Weekly several weeks back. Look, Law enforcement is supposed to be non-partisan. And even though this sheriff…

This is our 4,001st Post

Before I get to post #4002, I noticed TheLiberalOC has reached another milestone by recording our 4,000th post today.  That’s 4,000 stories in a little more than three years time. We’d like to thank you, our readers, our fellow liberals who are not afraid to be identified as such, and our friendly opposition, conservatives and…

PROP 8: Open Letter to Repeal Marriage Ban

A community letter supporting a November 2010 ballot initiative to repeal Prop 8 – several OC organizations are signers. Fellow Activists and Supporters – The California Supreme Court has upheld Proposition 8, which took away the right to marry from gay and lesbian couples.  Now, we must join together to restore marriage equality in California…