Tag Archive for Marriage Equality

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…

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…