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What Is Really on Trial in the Prop 8 Case?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clay Farris Naff

In controlled laboratory tests, University of Nebraska professor John Hibbing found that subjects who show strong physiological reactions to unpleasant stimuli also tend to oppose gay marriage.

Why Straight People Should Be Following the Prop. 8 Federal Trial

Audrey Bilger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Audrey Bilger

Straight people, listen up! You need to embrace same-sex marriage as a benefit to society as a whole -- a continuation and expansion of American ideals. Marriage equality is for everyone.

Proposition 8 Backer, Hak-Shing William Tam, stands by views on pedophilia

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — A proponent of California's same-sex marriage ban testified Thursday that he thinks gays are more likely to be pedophiles and th...

Stop the Mormon Church's Nasty Campaign Against Gay Marriage

Fred Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Karger

Coming just two years ahead of New Hampshire's First-in-the-Nation Presidential Primary, Californians Against Hate's Fred Karger is running "Call Mitt...

Cindy McCain Comes a Little Late to "NoH8"

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Rowe

While there is much to praise in Mrs. McCain's admittedly late arrival to the equal marriage struggle, the 700-pound silver elephant in the room is the fact that it is just that -- her very late arrival.

Cindy McCain NOH8 PHOTO: McCain Joins Project Protesting Prop 8

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Wednesday, the NOH8 campaign protesting California's Proposition 8 announced a new high-profile Republican supporter: John McCain's wife, Cindy McC...

Professor Says Gays Are Politically Unpopular

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — Gay men and lesbians are a politically unpopular and relatively powerless force in the United States, even though the public ten...

Sam Stein

Gavin Newsom Calls Obama's Inaction On Gay Marriage 'Fundamentally Inexcusable' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom became the latest Democratic official to take a noticeably public swipe at President Barack Obama for inaction on gay...

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders: Prejudice Drove His Gay Marriage Stance

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders opposed gay marriage – until he learned his daughter was a lesbian in a committed relationsh...

Pro Prop. 8 Attorney Cooper: You Can't Destroy Bigotry By Erasing Tapes

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

The lead defense attorney in the Prop 8 case has asked the judge in the case to destroy the video tapes of the proceedings so far.

MLK Jr., Civil Rights, DADT and the Urgency of Leading

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Yesterday the president said, "The urgency of the hour demands that we fight discrimination, whatever form it may come." He's said the same thing more times than I can count. Martin Luther King Jr. talked the talk. He also walked the walk.

Maureen Dowd: The Odd Couple Defending Gay Marriage In California

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

As the sun set on the Bay Bridge behind him and the curtain dropped on the first week of the dramatic trial to challenge the constitutionality of the ...

Proposition 8: How To Get Inside The Trial Without YouTube

California Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Even though the public won't be able to watch the same-sex marriage trial on YouTube, a remarkable amount of information is being filtered out of the ...

Why I'm Optimistic About Maine

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

I truly believe that Maine will become the first state in the nation to successfully defend marriage equality at the ballot box, providing a road map for California to repeal Proposition 8.

Proposition 8: Historian Testifies Marriage About More Than Procreation

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — A Yale professor testifying in a case challenging California's same-sex marriage ban said Tuesday that the 2008 campaign to pass...

Gay Marriage And The US Supreme Court: Is It Too Soon To Petition?

The New Yorker | Margaret Talbot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On January 11th, a remarkable legal case opens in a San Francisco courtroom--on its way, it seems almost certain, to the Supreme Court. Perry v. Schwa...

Judge Backs Delayed Showing Of Prop. 8 Trial On YouTube

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A federal judge in San Francisco said today that he wants the trial on the constitutionality of Proposition 8 to be videotaped and distributed over th...

Voting on Equal Rights is a National Disgrace

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

With a record of 0-31 in marriage initiatives, now may be a good opportunity to review our complicity in a process that doles out or strips away basic rights by majority vote.

Gay Marriage Loss in Maine Is a Straight Loser

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

Gay marriage is a civil rights issue; it will take a Supreme Court decision or an amendment to the US Constitution to make this right. That's almost inconceivably hard work, but ending slavery was no picnic either.

The Ultimate Act of Cowardice in the Prop 8 Case

Fred Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Silberberg

In essence, the same people who used the public as a sword in their quest to attack gay rights, are the same people who have now successfully used the court system as a shield from the public eye.

8: The Mormon Proposition Will Knock Your Socks Off

Fred Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Karger

Reed Cowan's amazing new documentary, 8: The Mormon Proposition, could well be the movie of the year.

Let the Prop 8 Trial Be Broadcast

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

The Court should lift the temporary stay and permit public access, real access, to the important proceedings occurring in the California District Court.

The Worst Anti-Gay Marriage Ads Ever Made (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Protect Marriage Washington has put out a truly terrible ad opposing gay people's right to wed. It's hardly the only awful anti-gay marriage ad out th...

Proposition 8: Court Blocks Taping Of Gay Marriage Trial

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — A Yale professor testifying in a case challenging California's same-sex marriage ban said Tuesday that the 2008 campaign to pass...

Reason for Hope: Black Legislators and Same-Sex Marriage

Carlos A. Ball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carlos A. Ball

I think it is crucial for gay rights activists to acknowledge and thank the black leaders, including the African American state senators in New York and New Jersey that have stood up to support gay rights.