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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…

Prop 8 Decision: HRC Weighs In

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfPNO7G7qqY&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Sandra Hartness of HRC has sent The Liberal OC this moving video and the following statement. Today’s Supreme Court decision hurts deeply, but we finally know the path to restore marriage equality here in California will be at the ballot box. We at HRC will never, ever back down. HRC is so proud to…

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…