Tag Archive for Equality California

The Noose of Anti-Gay Hatred Alive and Well In Santa Ana

So… We got to the office today and there was a noose tied to the front door… To be safe we called the police to file a report… When the police showed up the male officer said, “Well… Sometimes you just have to live with being a victim.”… This is how Santa Ana Police respond to a Hate Incident/Crime?

Local Groups Plan Conference to challenge Ex-Gay Gathering

The conference, titled “it’s not a chOiCe – Challenging The Lies of The Ex-Gay Movement,” will be held Saturday, June 19, at Irvine United Congregational Church (IUCC). The program will feature Michael Bussee, a co-founder of Exodus International and now outspoken critic of the organization. In addition to highlighting the damage that ex-gay therapy can do, there will be speakers which present viewpoints of homosexuality from faith, family, and scientific perspectives.

Ballot Measure to Repeal Prop 8 Fails to Get Enough Signatures

The effort to place an initiative on the November 2010 ballot to repeal Proposition 8 and restore equal marriage rights for same-sex couples, announced today that the proponents did not gather the 694,354 signatures necessary to place the proposed initiative on the ballot.  The group vowed to work toward the repeal of Prop 8 at the next general election in November 2012.

Major Setback to Effort to Repeal California’s Prop 8 in 2010

The effort to take the marriage equality battle back to the California ballot in 2010 experienced a major setback Monday when the Courage Campaign announced it was calling for more research and time to change hearts and minds before returning to the ballot to restore marriage for gay and lesbian couples in California. Courage Campaign had…

Governor Signs Harvey Milk Day and Marriage Recognition Bills

Editor’s Note:  The following was sent in a release from Equality California. We may not agree with much that Gov. Schwarenegger does, but today, we thank him. Sacramento – Today Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law two historic LGBT rights bills – recognizing the contributions of slain civil rights leader Harvey Milk and a bill that…

DOJ moves to dismiss first fed gay marriage case

Orange County Gay Couple, married last year in California has filed suit in federal court to have there marriage recognized in all states. By LINDA DEUTSCH – LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has moved to dismiss the first gay marriage case filed in federal court, saying it is not the right venue…