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2014-04-01 12:30:42

Plaintiffs in the Landmark Marriage Equality Supreme Court Case Bring on MWW's LGBT Practice to Amplify Their Message of Equality and Support New Documentary LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MWW (www.mww.com), one of the top five global independent public relations firms, today announced that Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, two of the plaintiffs in the historic marriage equality Supreme Court case, Hollingsworth vs Perry, that led to the overturning of California's...

2013-03-26 08:26:48

LOS ANGELES, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today and tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on two landmark marriage equality cases. One will decide the fate of the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act," and the other will rule on California's Proposition 8. In response, the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Chief of Staff Darrel Cummings issued the following statement: "No one knows how the majority of the U.S. Supreme Court will rule after hearing oral arguments...

2013-02-28 20:22:37

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) expressed disappointment in the U.S. Department of Justice decision to file an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case regarding California's Proposition 8, which defined in the California state constitution that marriage is the legal union of one man and one woman. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO ) Of the news about the Justice Department's brief Family Research Council President...

2012-12-07 20:21:46

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the United States Supreme Court issued an order granting review in Hollingsworth v. Perry (formerly Perry v. Brown), the federal constitutional challenge to California's Proposition 8. Enacted in November 2008, Proposition 8 eliminated the fundamental freedom of gay and lesbian Californians to marry. With today's order, the Supreme Court will consider whether Proposition 8 violates the Fourteenth Amendment to the United...

2012-12-07 16:21:47

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. Supreme Court accepted petitions to review two court decisions that challenge the constitutionality of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The federal case, Windsor v. United States, involves the Defense of Marriage Act. The second case, Hollingsworth v. Perry, deals with California's marriage amendment, Proposition 8. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) Family Research Council (FRC) has...

2012-11-29 12:27:27

***Media Advisory*** WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) senior fellows Chris Gacek, J.D., Ph.D., and Ken Klukowski, J.D., are available to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court's decision this week on whether to take the Proposition 8 case Hollingsworth v. Perry along with several Defense of Marriage Act court challenges. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) FRC filed amicus briefs in the Defense of Marriage Act case...

2012-11-04 20:20:06

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forty newspaper editorial boards oppose Proposition 33, an auto insurance rate hike proposal funded by billionaire George Joseph, owner of Mercury Insurance. Editorial pages decry Prop 33 as an abuse of the ballot by a billionaire to benefit his company at the expense of millions of consumers. They warn that Proposition 33's premium rate increases would make insurance less affordable, resulting in more uninsured motorists on our roads....

2012-10-23 19:20:03

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- California law enforcement and firefighters are calling on voters to support Proposition 33 because it will promote safer streets by lowering auto insurance rates, the Yes on Prop 33 campaign announced today. Proposition 33 allows drivers to switch insurance companies and keep their continuous coverage discount. This gives the consumer control and allows them to shop their discount with any company they choose, forcing insurance companies to...

2012-10-22 15:26:17

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At least three major law firms, with offices in California and worldwide, are warning their grocer, food company, and farmer clients that if Prop 37 passes it will set off a flood of lawsuits to the benefit of trial lawyers, much like Prop 65. "Prop 65 has led to 16,000 lawsuits and close to $500 million in settlements, much of which has gone directly to plaintiffs' lawyers for fees and costs," the firm Alston + Bird warned its clients....

2012-10-09 15:20:38

Prop 33 Will Raise Car Insurance Rates on Good Drivers in CA SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly every newspaper editorial board in California has rejected Prop 33 as an unfair measure that will penalize good drivers, including liberal, middle-of-the-road and conservative papers across the state ranging from the San Diego Union-Tribune to the San Francisco Chronicle. The No on 33 editorial board endorsements rebut false claims made in TV ads paid for by...