Tag Archive for Gay Marriage

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…

CA Democratic Party Chair on Prop 8 Decision

This release just came in from California Democratic Party Chairman Senator John Burton (Ret.). Today’s decision, while heartbreaking, doesn’t end the historic struggle for marriage equality. It renews our dedication to making sure all California families can again enjoy the dignity, commitment and responsibility of marriage.  I commend the California Supreme Court for validating the…

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…

New UCLA Study: Gay Marrieds feel Stronger Bond

Some food for thought in regards to the Gay Marriage debate from a new UCLA study of gay married couples in Massachusetts — they’re happier people with stronger relationships with their parents and sliblings, and more likely to be out at work and in their professional lives. From the story on Boston.com: “A significant majority…