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Prop 8 Decision: HRC Weighs In

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfPNO7G7qqY&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Sandra Hartness of HRC has sent The Liberal OC this moving video and the following statement. Today’s Supreme Court decision hurts deeply, but we finally know the path to restore marriage equality here in California will be at the ballot box. We at HRC will never, ever back down. HRC is so proud to…

Prop 8 Decision: Marriage For Some is Not Equality!

San Francisco — Today the California Supreme Court declared that Proposition 8, approved by the voters in November, is a valid amendment as was presented to the voters, but chose to uphold the marriages of the estimated 18,000 LGBT couples in California. Read the ruling HERE. This contradiction is bound to wreak havoc in the courts…

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…

Pre-Decision Day Gathering Tonight at Screening of OUTRAGE

Santa Ana, CA — ECCO, Harvey Milk Stonewall Democrats of Orange County, HRC, Orange County Equality Coalition,  Team Courage and LGBT community allies are joining forces this evening at the screening of  OUTRAGE at 7 pm to give a brief overview of plans for Decision Day on Tuesday when the California Supreme Court hands down the decision…

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…

Thomas Jefferson On Proposition 8 (sort of)

From President Jefferson’s first Inaugural Address (1801), emphasis added: …bear in mind this SACRED principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful MUST be REASONABLE; that the minority possess their EQUAL rights, which equal law MUST protect, and to violate would be OPPRESSION.