Summary of Legal Opinions re Gay Marriage Bill

first_imgDownload Legal Opinion by Ian Bassett, Barrister (dated 8 March 2013) Marriage Exemption ‘Unprincipled’, ‘Discriminatory’ – Legal OpinionFamily First Media Release 8 March 2013…Download Legal Opinion by Ian Bassett, Barrister (dated 19 November 2012) MP’s ‘Legally Wrong’ on Effects of Marriage BillFamily First Media Release 20 November 2012 Full Legal Opinion by Ian Bassett Barrister (dated 27 August 2012) UPDATE to Legal Opinion (dated 29 August 2012) Will Have To Host Same-Sex Weddings – WallFamily First Media Release 24 October 2012 read more

Countryside Motors to raise money for American Cancer Society this Saturday

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — On Saturday Nov. 16, Countryside Motors, in conjunction with General Motors, will conduct a special day of fundraising!With every new GM test drive a $10 donation will be made to the American Cancer Society in support of Breast Cancer awareness, as part of the Chevrolet Making Strides Campaign. People who come out to Countryside Motors on Saturday and test drive any Chevrolet or Buick, or test ride any Polaris ATV or UTV or test one of the Hustler Turf products a donation will be given.It will be a great day to learn about all the new products and provide an opportunity to raise money for a great cause by simply test driving a new car or truck!  Countryside Motor sales representatives will be at the store from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at its business in Wellington just four miles west of I-35 on U.S. 160.last_img read more

“Big Sunday” volunteer program expanded to two days

first_img“When we started this, it was with the slogan of `Everyone helps, everyone wins,”‘ said David Levinson, a screenwriter who launched the program. “Since that, it has grown organically, where people get involved through their church or synagogue and tell people about it at their work or learn about it at work and bring it elsewhere. We think it has become a go-to L.A. event like the Oscars or the marathon.” More than 32,000 volunteers signed up last year when Villaraiogsa threw his support behind the program, combining it with a “Day of Service” effort he had launched in his district when he served on the City Council. This year, city departments and the Los Angeles Unified School District also are joining in the effort. Councilwoman Wendy Greuel said the effort reaches beyond specific volunteer programs. “This is about bringing communities together to get involved in cleaning up our city, in getting involved,” Greuel said. For information on the program, go to or call (323) 936-1419. — Rick Orlov, (213) [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Setting an ambitious goal of drawing 50,000 volunteers, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and supporters of the annual “Big Sunday” program announced plans today to broaden the community service program into a two-day effort. “This is about the city – making the city believe in itself,” Villaraigosa said at a City Hall news conference this morning. “There is only so much that we as elected officials can do. It takes people getting involved to make a difference.” The program, which began in 1999 at Temple Israel in Hollywood with 300 volunteers, will now be held April 28-29. Project locations range from Ventura County to Fontana and involve everything from graffiti cleanup, tree planting, mentoring youth and visiting with seniors. last_img