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Prop8 Opponents Seek To Overturn Court Ruling Because Judge Was Gay

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — Lawyers trying to salvage California's same-sex marriage ban posed an unprecedented argument Monday involving the gay federal ju...

Hearing Set For Motion To Disqualify Prop 8 Judge

AP | Posted 06.27.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal judge has scheduled a hearing on whether a ruling that struck down California's same-sex marriage ban should be thrown out ...

Effort To Disqualify Prop 8 Judge Unlikely To Prevail Say Experts

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 06.26.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO -- The sponsors of California's same-sex marriage ban insist they are not trying to disqualify the federal judge who struck down Proposi...

Prop 8 Sponsors: Judge's Homosexuality Is Grounds For Appeal

AP | By LISA LEFF | Posted 06.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO -- The sponsors of California's same-sex marriage ban say the recent disclosure by the federal judge who struck down Proposition 8 that ...

Judge Who Struck Down Prop 8 Confirms He Is Gay

AP | Posted 06.07.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO -- The federal judge who struck down California's gay marriage ban has confirmed that he's gay. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker...

Proposition 8: Who Will Be Left Standing?

Jessica Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

This week, the Ninth Circuit heard arguments about Proposition 8. Do proponents of the ballot measure have something called "standing" to appeal the decision of the trial court?

For Want of a Nail: Success of Proposition 8 Reveals Gay Marriage Strategy Flawed

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Almonte

Could same-sex marriage proponents be fighting on the wrong front?

Prop 8 Judge: I Doubt My Ruling Can Be Appealed

AP | PAUL ELIAS and LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — Attorney General Jerry Brown urged a federal appeals court Friday to waste no time in allowing gay marriages to resume in Califo...

Jason Linkins

Supreme 'Double Rainbow': Two Marriage Equality Rulings Head Toward High Court | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We now have two landmark marriage equality cases wending their way forward through the legal process, with the Supreme Court looming as their potential final destination.

Prop 8: Let's Get Rid of Marriage Instead!

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

For millions of Americans like me -- gay, straight and in the vast hinterlands in between -- the little box of traditional marriage is too constricting for our evolving notions of love and partnership.

Judge's Personal Life Debated After Gay Marriage Ruling

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — Chief U.S. Judge Vaughn Walker has always been characterized as a conservative with libertarian leanings. But after he struck do...

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...

Judge's Ruling Ready In California Gay Marriage Case

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...

Is Your Email Private?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Chris Weigant

Is your email private? You may think it is, but you may also be surprised how easy it is for law enforcement to access it without a warrant.

Is the National Organization for Marriage Conceding the Federal Prop 8 Trial?

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Karen Ocamb

Big happenings in the Prop 8 trial in advance of the Prop 8 trial starting -- the Prop 8 supporters are laying the groundwork with their supporters for a loss.

The Olson/Boies Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit: Too Much, Too Soon?

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

The question no longer is whether the lawsuit should be brought, but whether it will succeed.

Federal Judge Tosses Warrantless Wiretap Cases

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge on Wednesday tossed out more than three dozen lawsuits filed against the nation's telecommunications companies for ...