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Prop 8 Decision

Prop 8 Ruling & A Look Back At Gay Rights Achievements

Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriages in California, is unconstitutional. Although the...

What To Know About Today's Forthcoming Prop 8 Ruling

Adam Bink | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Adam Bink

Today, the 9th Circuit will release its decision on the constitutionality of Proposition 8. It's been some time since the actual constitutional merits of Proposition 8 have been discussed at the 9th Circuit, so here's a brief update of what to expect.

City Of San Francisco Asks Court For Advance Notice Of Prop 8 Decision

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.15.2011 | San Francisco

Cities like to know ahead of time when a major protest is going to occur--that's not revolutionary. However, what is quite out of the ordinary is when...

California Supreme Court Agrees To Rule On Gay Marriage Ban Defense

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — California's highest court decided Wednesday to wade back into the legal morass surrounding the state's voter-approved gay marri...

Prop 8 Case Goes Back To Court Today, Hearing To Be Televised

AP | PAUL ELIAS and LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — The legal fight over California's gay marriage ban went before a federal appeals court Monday in a hearing that reached a nation...

2 Of 3 Judges In Prop 8 Case Appointed By Democrats

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — A liberal jurist is among three judges randomly selected by a federal appeals court to decide if a lower court improperly struck...

Same-Sex Marriage Case Will Be Broadcast On C-Span

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — An upcoming appeals court hearing on the constitutionality of California's same-sex marriage ban will be televised. The 9th U.S. ...

Prop 8 Challenge Sent To California Supreme Court

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BERKELEY, Calif. — A federal appeals court said Tuesday it cannot decide if California's gay marriage ban is constitutional until the state's hi...

Republican-Appointed Judge Delivers Prop 8 Decision

Richard Grenell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Grenell

Why do gay leaders continue to support the Democrats with reckless abandonment? While Republicans have a mixed record of support for gay issues, recent trends show dramatic improvement.

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.

Prop 8 Twitter Reaction Proves MAJOR Support For Ruling

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's been said Twitter can accurately track the nation's mood, and if that's the case, the Prop 8 overturned reaction becomes an interesting case stud...

Why Judge Walker's Sexuality Doesn't Matter

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Reasonable people can debate the merits of Judge Walker's opinion, but his sexuality is not a valid ground to critique his legal logic.

Sam Stein

Prop 8 OVERTURNED: Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down In California | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

In a major victory for gay rights activists, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday that a voter initiative banning same-sex marriage in California violat...

Proposition 8 Overturned: Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

AP | LISA LEFF and PAUL ELIAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge overturned California's gay-marriage ban Wednesday in a landmark case that could eventually force the U.S. Supre...

Defenders of Marriage

Roy Zimmerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Roy Zimmerman

Now that the California State Supreme Court has upheld Prop 8, it's official: San Francisco is moving to Iowa.

Prop 8 Decision: Gay Marriage Ban Upheld By California Supreme Court

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — California's Supreme Court upheld the state's gay-marriage ban Tuesday but said the estimated 18,000 same-sex weddings that took...

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."