Tag Archive for CA Supreme Court

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…

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…

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…