October 5, 2006
THURSDAY EVENING . Fort
Today, California's 1st District Court of
Appeal ruled against the marriage lawsuit brought by Rev. Troy Perry and his
spouse, Philip Ray DeBlieck.
Earlier this year, in the
first round before the California Superior Court, the courts ruled in Troy's
The outcome of today's ruling has always
been considered an "interim" step -- it was understood that, regardless of
today's outcome, the losing party in today's ruling would appeal to the
California State Supreme Court.
The ruling today was a 2-1 decision.
Rev. Perry and his spouse Philip will
participate in a press conference in Los Angeles this afternoon, along with
their attorney, Gloria Allred, and will announce plans for the appeals
The MCC Communications Department is
organizing the Los Angeles Press Conference.
Notes expressing your support,
encouragement, and prayers can be sent to Troy and Philip at
MCC COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT
James N. Birkitt
Director of Communications
P. O. Box 691728
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Tel. (310) 625-4177