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The Solace That Gay Marriage Brings

Noel Alumit | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Noel Alumit

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?

Obama Protested In Beverly Hills: Lt. Choi Gives Speech On Gay Rights (SLIDESHOW/VIDEO)

Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nearly a hundred protesters assembled Wednesday outside the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, CA where President Obama hosted a Democratic Party ...

Supreme Courts and Party Politics

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

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.

After Prop 8: Are You Next?

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Q. When is a fundamental right not a fundamental right? A. When it is protected by the California Supreme Court.

Gay Rights Supporters Take To Streets (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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...

Post-Decision Day in California: What's next in the battle against Prop 8?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

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?

Nude Photos of Calif. Supreme Court Surface After Prop 8 Ruling

Roy Rivenburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Roy Rivenburg

"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 Avoidable Tragedy of California's Prop 8

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

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.

The Dallas Principles: The Best Response To Prop 8

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

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.

Why the California Court's Decision Is Good for Gay Marriage

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

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.

The Watchdog for Gay Equality

Fred Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Karger

Californians Against Hate are deeply disappointed with today's majority decision issued by the California Supreme Court who just took a giant step backwards.

CA Supreme Court Cuts the Marriage Equality Baby in Half - and It Hurts

Leah McElrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leah McElrath

What might appear to others to be some kind of even-handed compromise nevertheless cuts like a knife for many of us.

'Vote No on Everything' Urges Changes to California Proposition System

Brian Normoyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Normoyle

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.

California Marriage Equality -- How We Will Win

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Today's California Supreme Court ruling on Prop 8 all but invited marriage equality proponents back to the ballot box.

A Citizen of the Third Class

Sam Ciraulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Ciraulo

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.

Calif. Supreme Court Perverts Power of Initiative Process

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

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.

California Supreme Court Thinks Prop 8 Was No Big Deal

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

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.

She Said Yes, but the Government Said No

Sylvia Sukop | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sylvia Sukop

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.

What if Political Consultants Said No More Gay-Bashing?

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Ocamb

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.

Will the California Supreme Court Strike Down Prop 8, or "Willy-Nilly Disregard" Its Duty?

Evan Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Wolfson

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.

US Supreme Court Should Get Over Its Camera Allergy

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Scheer

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.

Gay Marriage Protestors Crowd the Steps of CA Supreme Court

Natasha Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Natasha Chen

On Thursday, the California Supreme Court heard arguments for three cases filed in relation to Proposition 8.

California Supreme Court Judges Shifting On Gay Marriage

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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...

Proposition 8 Belongs Before California's Supreme Court

Carey Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carey Alexander

Beyond the core issues surrounding Proposition 8 lies a far deeper question affecting the very nature of our democracy: Can the court review laws?


Judy Wieder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judy Wieder

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.