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Posts for January 2011

Putting “Christ” Back in “Christmas”

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On Wednesday, January 12th, members from the community of Elk Grove, CA, gathered at their City Council meeting to hear whether the City would stop using the term “holiday trees,” and instead call them what they are – “Christmas trees.”  The result?  A resounding yes to “Christmas,” and it all happened because of one concerned citizen. Read More

Ninth Circuit Rules in Prop 8 Case

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In December, Advocates’ General Counsel Robert Tyler stood before a three-judge panel at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, arguing that our client, the County of Imperial, has legal standing to defend the voter-backed Proposition 8.

After Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown refused to defend Proposition 8 years ago– even though a majority of California voters backed it – the question came down to: who will defend marriage and the voice of California voters? Read More