Tag Archive for gay rights

Have a Proud July Fourth Weekend

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TheLiberalOC is taking the long weekend to celebrate America’s birthday after an extraordinary two weeks where freedom and liberty prevailed in the marriage equality debate, the preservation of President Obama’s healthcare reform act, and the condemnation of the Confederate Flag. Have a safe holiday weekend. Here’s a statement from Rep. Loretta Sanchez: “Our great country…

Updated: Reaction to the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Gay Marriage from OC’s Electeds

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With today being so historic, TheLiberalOC has asked elected officials and candidates across OC for their reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex marriage is a constitution right.  We contacted the city councils in Irvine, Santa Ana, and Anaheim as well as the County Board of Supervisors and candidates for State Senate and the…

What Obama Actually Said Saturday Night

The short version: Nothing new. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy See the speech here at C-Span The speech was a real Obama barn burner. It hit all the right notes. It was a classic campaign speech. But he’s in office now and that changes what people expect to…

Shout the Good News! Rick Warren’s Conversion

When accessing the political apologetics of evangelicals, it is tempting to deal with them on their own terms and question whether their contrition is perfect and sincere enough to remove the stain that their sins have placed on their souls. In Christian terms, forgiveness for sin requires a deep and sincere change of heart accompanied…

Iowa’s Same Sex Marriage Decision: What it Says and What it Means

In 1998, the Iowa legislature, capitulating to a well-funded national campaign against gay marriage, amended the state’s marriage statute to define marriage as a union between only a man and a woman.Today, in a stunning, courageous, and powerfully written decision, the Iowa Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the state’s anti-gay marriage statute is invalid because…