Tag Archive for LGBT Civil Rights

Restore Equality 2010: Plans OC Organizing Town Hall

As you may recall, about a week ago a group called Love, Honor, Cherish submitted ballot language for the repeal of Proposition 8 in the 2010 general election. There are differing points of view regarding the wisdom of running such a campaign at that time. A significantly large number of LGBT groups have advocated that…

EQCA Announces Support for Repealing Prop 8 in 2012

This morning Executive Director Geoff Kors, on behalf of Equality California Equality California (EQCA), announced his organization’s support for a ballot measure to repeal Prop 8 in 2012 during a conference for bloggers and media. Mr. Kors said that during the last 100 days EQCA had done a great deal of research in several areas.…

Courage Campaign Challenges Supporters: Raise Money to Move Forward

NOTE: Rick Jacobs, Chair of Courage Campaign, along with the Courage Campaign staff released the following letter to the “friends, allies, and partners dedicated to repealing Proposition 8: 2010: It’s time to make a decision I write to you today with urgency and seriousness. After months of discussion and debate, the time has come to make the…

Repeal of Prop 8: Prepare to Prevail in 2012

In the wake of the Proposition 8 victory at the polls in November we have witnessed rallies and protest marches calling for the repeal of the ballot measure that stripped the right to marriage equality for same-gender couples in California. This was followed by additional protests, rallies, meetings, and actual movement towards a repeal effort…

We hold these truths to be self-evident…

Today we celebrate our national independence 233 years after the Second Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. I’m relieved…

Remembering Stonewall? Seven arrested in Texas gay bar ‘raid’

Men charged with ‘public intoxication’ on Stonewall’s 40th anniversary By LOU CHIBBARO JR, Washington Blade:  Seven customers were arrested for public intoxication at a Fort Worth, Texas, gay bar shortly after midnight Sunday. Angry gay activists said the incident mimicked the famous police raid on the Stonewall Inn gay bar in New York’s Greenwich Village…

AP source: Same-sex partners to get fed benefits

Found this story streaming across the headlines on the OC Register website. By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, under growing criticism for not seeking to end the ban on openly gay men and women in the military, is extending benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees. Obama plans to…