Tag Archive for Marriage Equality

With time, equality will blossom even in Orange County

In the annals of the modern gay-rights movement, Orange County has a less than stellar role. The stomping ground of the late state senator and antigay initiative sponsor John Briggs, firebrand former Congressman Bob Dornan, and longtime antigay funder Howard Ahmanson and activist Lou Sheldon has gained a reputation for antagonism to gay people 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.…

Repeal Prop 8 Leadership Summit Recap

About 200+ marriage equality activists gathered in San Bernardino on Saturday for what was billed as a “LGBT Leadership Summit” to discuss how and when to repeal Proposition 8 which was passed by voters in 2008 removing the right to marry from same gender couples in California. While there were a significant portion of those…

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…

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…