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California Proposition 8

The Moving Words That Convinced This Man To Support Marriage Equality

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

While Walter Frank, a legal expert and author of Law and the Gay Rights Story, is now an ardent supporter of marriage equality, he wasn't always convi...

#AOLBUILD Hosts Director Extraordinaire Rob Reiner

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD "If you are a creative person, you try to create things that are an extension of yourself" - professed Hollywood's jack-of-...

Campaign 2014: The Republican Anger Machine

Bob Burnett | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Republicans have once again amped up their voters with angry messages. Here are three actions that progressives, Democrats, and anyone who opposes the politics of hate can take between now and November 4th.

'It Feels Different': Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, Prop 8 Plaintiffs, Talk Winning, Wedding and What Comes Next

Jacob Combs | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jacob Combs

When I call up Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, they're in the car -- as Katami puts it, "We're running around today." It's all remarkably ordinary in a way, a marked change from the whirlwind June for the two men who, along with another couple, successfully brought Proposition 8 to its knees.

Anna Almendrala

PHOTOS: West Hollywood Celebrates Prop 8 Defeat

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.27.2013 | Los Angeles

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Screenwriter and gay activist Dustin Lance Black began his Proposition 8 victory speech by acknowledging that today's lesbia...

The End of 'Skim-Milk Marriage'? A Response to the Supreme Court's DOMA and Prop 8 Rulings

Tom Rastrelli | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tom Rastrelli

The Supreme Court had a chance to end the cycle of injustice in the United States but chose not to. For those of us in the other 37 states, the battle continues. Achieving marriage equality in Oregon, not to mention throughout the South, is not going to be easy.

Ding, Dong! DOMA's Dead: Love Is Sweeping the Country

Rodney Punt | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rodney Punt

The Supreme Court struck down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and upheld a lower court's dismissal of California's Proposition 8. Let's celebrate the validation of civil rights with a song written over 80 years ago but still relevant today.

Court Decision Coming

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court could decide major cases Thursday on affirmative action, voting rights and gay marriage. The court has three decision days left a...

Cindy McCain To Take The Stage On Behalf Of Gay Marriage

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Cindy McCain is set to take the stage -- quite literally -- on behalf of same-sex marriage. As the Phoenix Business Journal is reporting, the wife...

In the Future, People Will Wonder What the Fuss Was All About

William Bradley | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

While the U.S. Supreme Court may hold the line on most of the country, while likely allowing the invalidation of California's Proposition 8 anti-gay marriage initiative, it is clear that the right to same-sex marriage will be part of America's future.

Robin Wilkey

PHOTOS: A City Marches And Waits

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.26.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- The most creative signs at San Francisco's March 4 Equality read, "God Loves Fags," "What would Harvey do?" and "I liked it but I cou...

Clint Eastwood Tells Supreme Court To Drop Prop 8

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood has taken his well-publicized support of same-sex marriage one step further, calling upon the U.S. Supreme Court to dr...

Michelangelo Signorile

Gay California Congressman Is 'Optimistic' Obama Will File Prop 8 Brief

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

With less than a day before the deadline runs out, openly gay Congressman Mark Takano again urged President Obama to file an amicus brief with the U.S...

WATCH: Arnold Schwarzenegger Reveals He Married Two Gay Couples While Governor

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Arnold Schwarzenegger was ushered in as the 38th governor of California in 2003. As a member of the Republican party in a primarily Democratic state, ...

Obama, Marriage Equality, And Prop 8: Then And Now

Chana Wilson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chana Wilson

Four years later, we are still married in California, along with the 18,000 same-sex couples who squeaked in before Prop 8 passed, but we are still seen as single by the feds, thanks to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). But hallelujah: Change is afoot!

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...

Robin Wilkey

California Poll Reveals Huge News For Same-Sex Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.29.2012 | San Francisco

A recent California poll has infused a huge dose of hope into the state's battle for marriage equality. On Wednesday, a Field Poll revealed that 59...

My 'Boyfriend' Is in Love with Two Men Who Sit on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Kaya Jones | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kaya Jones

The new music video for the remix of my gay anthem, "Boyfriend," is dedicated to the two judges on the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals who had the courage to rule in favor of equality and same-sex marriage earlier this week.

The Quality of Equality

D. R. Tucker | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

It took me years to accept the wisdom of the four justices on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court who ruled that gay and lesbian Bay Staters had the right to marry, but now I realize they struck a noble blow for justice.

Governor Hopes Prop 8 Decision Has 'Persuasive Influence' On His State

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) said he hoped Tuesday's ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that declared California's ban on gay marriage un...

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.

Celebrating Our Favorite Gay TV Couples

HuffPost TV Staff | Posted 02.08.2012 | TV

On Tuesday, February 7, a federal appeals court ruled California's same-sex marriage ban -- Prop 8 -- unconstitutional. This tremendous victory for ga...

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...

California's Gay Marriage Ban Faces Next Legal Hurdle

AP/The Huffington Post | By LISA LEFF | Posted 11.06.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- California's highest court seems inclined to side with backers of the state's same-sex marriage ban in thinking that the state C...

Chevron Spending $4 million on Prop 26, Prop 23's Stealthier Twin

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

Co-authored by Steve Kretzmann, executive director of Oil Change International Chevron CEO John Watson recently insisted his company is neutral on C...