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Mozilla Under Fire For Appointing CEO Who Opposed Gay Marriage

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates are crying foul over the Mozilla Foundation's appointment of co-founder Brendan Eich as...

The Gay Marriage Movie That's Shaking Up Sundance

Agence France Presse | Romain Raynaldy | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Two gay couples who waged a five-year court battle to restore same-sex marriage in California are back in the spotlight, in a new film premiered at th...

'I Am Who I Am Because Of My Moms'

Abby Bergman | Posted 06.01.2013 | Teen
Abby Bergman

I remember waking up the morning after Prop 8 passed wondering how this is possible and questioning why people didn't know better. How is it that a 17-year-old can see what some adults cannot seem to? That love makes a family.

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Administration To Supreme Court: Prop. 8 Is Unconstitutional | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration urged the Supreme Court on Thursday to strike down California's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, s...

Popular Prop 8 Website Relaunches After Extensive Overhaul

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A popular website that meticulously tracked the ongoing debate over Proposition 8, California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, has been rela...

California's Gay Marriage Ban Headed For The Supreme Court

Reuters | Peter Henderson and Dan Levine | Posted 08.05.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, June 5 (Reuters) - The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals cleared the way on Tuesday for the U.S. Supreme Court to consider California's...

Why New Jersey Governor Christie Should Read the Proposition 8 Ruling

Carlos A. Ball | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics
Carlos A. Ball

Last week's ruling by the federal appellate court in California makes clear that alternative recognition schemes like domestic partnerships and civil unions are good, but they are not good enough. One hopes that Governor Christie is paying attention.

Why the Proposition 8 Ruling Has a Good Chance of Being Affirmed by the Supreme Court

Carlos A. Ball | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Carlos A. Ball

If the Supreme Court issues an opinion following the appellate court's reasoning, it might have a limited impact on same-sex marriage bans in other states. But it is precisely this that significantly improves the chances of it being affirmed by the Supreme Court.

Ellen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, RuPaul And Other Celebrities React To Historic Prop 8 Ruling

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In what has been hailed as a historic decision, a federal appeals court declared Proposition 8, California's same-sex marriage ban, to be unconstituti...

WATCH: Cal State University Students' Pro-Marriage Equality Documentary

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The battle for marriage equality may continue to rage across the Golden State, but this touching documentary produced by California State University L...

PHOTOS: Prop 8, California's Same-Sex Marriage Ban, Over The Years

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In a move that will likely be seen as a blow to most supporters of marriage equality, the California Supreme Court ruled today to allow opponents to d...

Judge Deals A Major Blow To Gay Marriage Opponents

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.08.2012 | San Francisco

U.S. District Judge Morrison England has denied a request by anti-gay marriage groups to make secret the list of donors to the $40 million Proposition...

Will the Tales of the City Musical Leave Behind a Legacy in San Francisco?

Greg Archer | Posted 09.18.2011 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

These are certainly wonderful times for Armistead Maupin -- and imagine the tales he'll be telling a year from now.

Equality California Weighs Decision For 2012 Gay Marriage Ballot Measure

The Informer | Posted 06.04.2011 | Los Angeles

Equality California, the major gay rights organization, is looking into whether or not it will push for a pro-gay marriage ballot measure sometime ver...

Proposition 8 Dispatch From the Culture Wars Front

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Lichtenstein

There is a side to gay America that is rarely seen and takes place in conservative, often deeply religious small towns and rural communities where those strive to fit in rather than to stand out.

Dramatic Victory for Same-Sex Marriage in California ... But What's Next?

Edward Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Edward Stein

Walker's decision is remarkable in many ways and LGBT rights advocates have much cause for celebration. But the long-term consequences of this decision remain allusive.

Jason Linkins

Prop 8 Ruling Exposes Democrats' Weak Support For LGBT Community | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Right now, LGBT citizens are trapped in a choice between a party that opposes their very existence and a party that, you know, kind of wishes them well. And so the typical policy among Democrats is to do as little as possible for as long as they can, figuring that if the Republican party never changes its position, they can string along the LGBT community for a long while before they have to lay their marker down and risk the vote of any single voter who opposes gay rights.

70% Of Existing Marriages May Already Be Gay

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

"Soon after marrying, most men stop hitting on women and start shopping for furniture," the author of a news study said. "Scientifically speaking, how gay is that?"

Another Example of the Black-White Divide in Our Community

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irene Monroe

Donnie McClurkin is a classic example why homophobia is an ongoing problem in the African American community, and it must be challenged at every opportunity.

L.A. Mayor Wants to Expand Arizona Boycott to Own City, State

Roy Rivenburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Roy Rivenburg

Why stop with Arizona? L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa now wants economic sanctions against California too.

ReThink Review: 8: the Mormon Proposition -- How Gay Marriage Got SLC Punk'd

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The Mormon Church's (often illegal) involvement in the Prop. 8 campaign has been revealed in 8: the Mormon Proposition. After seeing the film, I had the opportunity to interview two of its major participants.

Mario Cantone on His First San Francisco Stint

Greg Archer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

I really only had three or four questions for stage actor Michael Cantone to ponder, but in 2010, what with the political climate the way it is and gay rights still a pressing concern, a chat-fest ensued.

Maureen Dowd: The Odd Couple Defending Gay Marriage In California

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

As the sun set on the Bay Bridge behind him and the curtain dropped on the first week of the dramatic trial to challenge the constitutionality of the ...

From California to Maine: Lessons in Reliability and Perseverance

Joseph DiNorcia, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph DiNorcia, Jr.

When push came to shove, the voters of both Maine and California have acted to restrict marriage rights. So what's going on? Why have these states abandoned us and the progressive cause?

Gay Marriage's Big Problem

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The open question in an age of polarization is this: have all those prepared to change their minds on the issue of gay marriage already done so?