Tag Archive for Marriage Equality

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…

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review of Five Marriage Equality Rulings

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Washington, DC –Today, the United States Supreme Court denied review of all petitions for writ of certiorari in all cases regarding the question of marriage equality, including Bostic v. Schaefer, the federal constitutional challenge to Virginia’s marriage ban. With today’s Supreme Court order, gay and lesbian couples in Virginia, Utah, Wisconsin, Indiana and Oklahoma will…

Illinois Legalizes Gay Marriage

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16 States down, 34 to go as Illinois approved same sex marriage today.  Nearly one-third of the states have approved same-sex marriage with today’s news.  Here’s the details from the LA Times: Illinois has joined 15 other states and the District of Columbia in allowing same-sex marriages after Gov. Pat Quinn signed the legislation today.…

Prop 8 Proponents Emergency Request DENIED!

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Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy turned down at midday Sunday a request to stop same-sex marriages from occurring in California. Without comment, and without seeking views from the other side, Kennedy rejected a plea that the Ninth Circuit Court did not have the authority to put into effect last Friday a federal judge’s order that allowed such marriages.