We have died of AIDS, we have been attacked and humiliated, we have been thrown onto the streets to fend for ourselves. Now, you're telling us we can't even get married?
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Nearly a hundred protesters assembled Wednesday outside the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, CA where President Obama hosted a Democratic Party ...
California showed us the judicial past where courts dominated by conservatives, unrepresentative of the people, restrict constitutional rights. Sotomayor and Obama showed us the future.
Q. When is a fundamental right not a fundamental right? A. When it is protected by the California Supreme Court.
On Tuesday, the California Supreme Court upheld the state's Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage in a 6-1 decision; the ruling left intact the union of o...
What gives, Mr. President? You can commend yourself for nominating a Latina to the Supreme Court while you totally ignore another minority group that desperately needs leadership?
"It was a windy photo shoot, and our robes blew off," the court said. "We were young and naive and had no idea the photographer kept snapping pictures during the wardrobe malfunction."
The California Supreme Court's decision to uphold Proposition 8 is all the more tragic in that the initiative never should have passed in the first place.
One day, as a society, we will look back at the absurdity of discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals as something as abhorrent as racial discrimination.
We should view the California court not as opposing gay marriage, but rather as promoting public deliberation and democratic action on the subject of equal rights.
Californians Against Hate are deeply disappointed with today's majority decision issued by the California Supreme Court who just took a giant step backwards.
What might appear to others to be some kind of even-handed compromise nevertheless cuts like a knife for many of us.
The voters of California sent another message that they want their leaders and legislators to do their jobs. The problem is the very system used to send this message is at least partially to blame for the state's problems.
Today's California Supreme Court ruling on Prop 8 all but invited marriage equality proponents back to the ballot box.
A right is either inalienable or it is not; a right is either "basic," "substantive," "fundamental" and "integral" or it is not. It cannot be both.
It is unclear why the Court believes the "will of the people" is more important than the equal protection rights of minorities, but not the due process of property owners.
The court says that because the effect of Proposition 8 is so "minor" we don't need to classify it as a revision and it can stand, as is, after a simple majority vote.
For those of us in committed relationships seeking legal recognition, it's an emotionally draining, two-steps-forward, one-step-back process, state by state, country by country.
One might even argue that Schubert's selective use of religion as a weapon against a minority may itself be considered a violation of the AAPC Code of Ethic regarding religious intolerance.
Unlike right-wing opponents of equality, who denounce and seek to punish courts for doing their job, I criticize only when they flinch or fail to do it.
Legitimacy, the most valuable asset of any court, is diminished by judicial secrecy and enhanced by openness. Justices of the US Supreme Court, take note.
On Thursday, the California Supreme Court heard arguments for three cases filed in relation to Proposition 8.
The prospects of same-sex marriage in California grew dimmer Thursday, when two Supreme Court justices who helped create the right for gays to marry i...
Beyond the core issues surrounding Proposition 8 lies a far deeper question affecting the very nature of our democracy: Can the court review laws?
Mr. No More Nice Gay is pissed off because he suddenly gets it. He may be young, but he is struggling. And worse than that, his struggle is old: He's still not equal.
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