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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...

Prop 8 Attorneys Back Sundance Gay Marriage Documentary

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies once argued the Bush v. Gore case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, but they say fighti...

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...

Gay Marriage Ban Blocked At State's Highest Court

AP | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- California's highest court refused Tuesday to block the state from sanctioning same-sex marriages while it considers a petition argui...

Gay Marriage Ban Supporters Ask Court To Halt Weddings

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — Less than 24 hours after California started issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples, lawyers for the sponsors of the state...

California Couples Hope For Gay Marriage Return: 'Everything Feels Like A Placeholder'

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

SAN FRANCISCO -- Planning a party for thousands of people would be a challenge under the best of circumstances. Now imagine trying to pull off such a ...

'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 Gay Marriage Ban Headed To The Supreme Court

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 08.05.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Gay marriage took another step Tuesday on its march to the U.S. Supreme Court, when a federal appeals court that struck down Cal...

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...

Prop 8 Returns To Court

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 10.29.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — The legal sparring over California's same-sex marriage ban returned to a federal courtroom Monday with a judge hearing arguments...

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.

Prop8 Opponents Seek To Overturn Court Ruling Because Judge Was Gay

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — Lawyers trying to salvage California's same-sex marriage ban posed an unprecedented argument Monday involving the gay federal ju...

California AG: Prop 8 Backers Can't Defend Gay Marriage Ban

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 07.03.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — California's attorney general has again come out against the state's same-sex marriage ban, this time telling the state Supreme ...

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...

California Judge Keeps Gay Marriage On Hold

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court has refused to allow gay marriages to take place in California while it considers the constitutionality of th...

County Clerk Is Lone Government Defender Of Prop 8

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

EL CENTRO, Calif. — Chuck Storey ran for county clerk-recorder in a remote, desert corner of southeast California on a pledge to run a lean oper...

California Attorney General Asks Court To Lift Gay Marriage Ban

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — California's attorney general on Tuesday joined lawyers for two same-sex couples and the city of San Francisco in asking a feder...