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Supreme Court Will Hear Challenges to Prop 8, DOMA

(10) Comments | Posted December 7, 2012 | 7:20 PM

Big news: The Supreme Court announced today in an order that it will take up the Prop 8 case and one of the several Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) cases for further review. The next step in the review process for both cases is a scheduling order, which...

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8 Questions and Answers on the Next Steps in the Prop 8 Case As It Heads Toward the Supreme Court

(14) Comments | Posted June 6, 2012 | 3:48 PM

June 5 saw the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals deciding not to rehear the Proposition 8 case with an 11-judge en banc panel, clearing the path for the case to proceed to the U.S. Supreme Court. As always, there is a steady stream of comments and questions about the decision...

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A Look at What Happened on Amendment 1 in North Carolina

(300) Comments | Posted May 13, 2012 | 2:31 AM

I spent much of the spring working on defeating anti-gay Amendment 1 in North Carolina. After the election I returned back from the Raleigh/Durham area and had a chance to chew on the outcome of Amendment 1. It's been my habit, after major wins or losses, to reflect on what...

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What to Expect from Tomorrow's DOMA Hearing in the First Circuit Court of Appeals

(43) Comments | Posted April 3, 2012 | 2:25 PM

Tomorrow, April 4, starting at 10 a.m. EDT, the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston will hear oral arguments in the companion cases of Gill v. Office of Personnel Management and Massachusetts v. Health and Human Services. It has been almost two years since District Court Judge Joseph Tauro...

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Prop 8 Proponents Say They Will Seek a Full 9th Circuit Review: What This Means for the Case

(87) Comments | Posted February 21, 2012 | 3:55 PM

Metro Weekly reports that Charles Cooper, lead attorney for the proponents of Prop 8, has informed them that his team will ask the full Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to review the three-judge decision that earlier this month struck down the marriage ban as unconstitutional. Metro Weekly breaks...

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What Today's 9th Circuit Deadline Means for the Prop 8 Case

(26) Comments | Posted February 21, 2012 | 10:53 AM

Today, Feb. 21, marks a big deadline in the Prop 8 case that those of us who have been counting the days since the Ninth Circuit's decision have been eagerly anticipating: the last day that the proponents of Prop 8 can file a petition for rehearing with the 9th Circuit....

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The Top 10 Questions on the Next Steps in the Prop 8 Trial

(134) Comments | Posted February 9, 2012 | 3:41 PM

After major rulings like Tuesday's Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision to strike down Prop 8 as unconstitutional, there are always many questions that surface in the comments here at and elsewhere on what this means and what comes next. The staff took a...

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Proposition 8 Ruled Unconstitutional by 9th Circuit Panel... What This Means, And What Comes Next

(84) Comments | Posted February 7, 2012 | 12:34 PM

We just received the 9th Circuit's opinion in Perry v. Brown that Proposition 8, the 2008 voter-enacted ban on marriage equality in California, is unconstitutional. In addition, the appeals panel ruled that the proponents of Prop 8 did have standing to pursue their appeal of Judge Walker's decision striking down...

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What to Know About Today's Forthcoming Prop 8 Ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

(25) Comments | Posted February 7, 2012 | 11:23 AM

Today, by 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST), the 9th Circuit will release its decision on the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the 2008 voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in California. It's been some time since the actual constitutional merits of Proposition 8 have been discussed at the 9th Circuit, so...

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Why the 9th Circuit Decision on the Prop 8 Tapes Undermines Our Democracy

(22) Comments | Posted February 3, 2012 | 12:08 PM

Yesterday, Feb. 2, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a district court's previous ruling to release the video recordings of the Perry v. Brown trial. The 2010 trial, about the constitutionality of Proposition 8, a voter-approved constitutional amendment restricting marriage to heterosexual couples, was widely followed, and resulted in...

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