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California Same Sex Marriage

California Just Got Rid Of Its Last Barrier To Same-Sex Marriage

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

California’s same-sex couples may now be pronounced spouse and spouse after Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill Monday eliminating outdated “husban...

Why I'm Against Marriage

Bruce Benderson | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Bruce Benderson

On TV I saw one lesbian couple in their 90s bitterly complaining that they were being kept from "celebrating our love." Did they really need to prove their love to each other by a legalized commitment ceremony after 50 years together? I wondered.

MAJOR Gay Event To Happen At This Year's Rose Parade

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

At this year's Rose Parade, attendees can expect to enjoy the usual array of flowers, floats and marching bands, as well as an unexpected surprise to ...

More Love and More Marriage

Stuart Gaffney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Stuart Gaffney

When the U.S. Supreme Court rulings ended Prop 8 and Section 3 of DOMA this summer, we wrote a press release for Marriage Equality USA saying that there would now be "more love and more marriage" than ever before. Yet we didn't anticipate fully just how it would feel.

'It Feels Different': Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, Prop 8 Plaintiffs, Talk Winning, Wedding and What Comes Next

Jacob Combs | Posted 10.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Jacob Combs

When I call up Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, they're in the car -- as Katami puts it, "We're running around today." It's all remarkably ordinary in a way, a marked change from the whirlwind June for the two men who, along with another couple, successfully brought Proposition 8 to its knees.

Q-and-A for Same-Sex Couples About to Get Married: The Legal Ramifications

Fred Silberberg | Posted 09.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Fred Silberberg

Marriage equality is now the law in the most populous state, California, but there are considerations unique to our state's community property system of which people may not necessarily be aware. The following Q-and-A raises some of those issues.

LOOK: Heart-Melting Photos Of California's Gay Weddings

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 08.31.2013 | Los Angeles

Jubilant gay and lesbian couples flocked to city halls and county courthouses across California on Monday to wed with pets, siblings and kids in tow a...

Supreme Court Rejects Bid To Halt Same-Sex Weddings

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court has rejected a petition from an anti-gay marriage group to halt same-sex weddings in California. Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., one of...

Gay Marriage Ban Supporters Ask Court To Halt Weddings

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — Less than 24 hours after California started issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples, lawyers for the sponsors of the state...

Maddow Gets Emotional

Posted 08.29.2013 | Media

"Mazel tov!" That's how Rachel Maddow congratulated Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, two of the leading plaintiffs who successfully sued for the lift...

Anna Almendrala

PHOTOS: West Hollywood Celebrates Prop 8 Defeat

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.27.2013 | Los Angeles

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Screenwriter and gay activist Dustin Lance Black began his Proposition 8 victory speech by acknowledging that today's lesbia...

Robin Wilkey

We Can Get Married! But When?

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 06.26.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- A crowd of hundreds at San Francisco City Hall erupted into cheers on Wednesday morning as the U.S. Supreme Court effectively dismiss...

When Can Gay Marriage Resume In California?

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.28.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Supreme Court seems reluctant to use the legal battle over California's same-sex marriage ban to rule that all gay Amer...

DOMA Challenges Prompt Windfalls For Gay Couples

AP | By LISA LEFF | Posted 03.10.2013 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO -- For Mina Meyer and Sharon Raphael, two women in their 70s who fell in love more than four decades ago and have been married for more ...

POLL: California Overwhelmingly Supports Gay Marriage

AP | Posted 02.28.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- A new poll shows that a record 61 percent of Californians now approve of allowing same-sex couples to marry. The Field Poll found 78...

Marriage Equality In California... And Beyond!

Renata Moreira | Posted 02.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Renata Moreira

There my fiancée Lori and I were, having exchanged rings and promised to each other that we would spend the rest of our lives together. But suddenly a wave of fear and anxiety washed over me. I couldn't help but question whether we were ready to face the formidable odds ahead of us.

Proposition 8 Backers Move To Have Case Heard By Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

Supporters of California's gay marriage ban, blocked by two federal courts, filed a petition to the Supreme Court on Tuesday urging the justices to ta...

California Gay Marriage Ban Headed To The Supreme Court

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 08.05.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Gay marriage took another step Tuesday on its march to the U.S. Supreme Court, when a federal appeals court that struck down Cal...

California's Gay Marriage Ban Headed For The Supreme Court

Reuters | Peter Henderson and Dan Levine | Posted 08.05.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, June 5 (Reuters) - The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals cleared the way on Tuesday for the U.S. Supreme Court to consider California's...

Is High-Speed Rail Losing Supporters?

| Posted 05.08.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Will Evans With most Californians worried about the state budget and opposed to trigge...

Robin Wilkey

California Poll Reveals Huge News For Same-Sex Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.29.2012 | San Francisco

A recent California poll has infused a huge dose of hope into the state's battle for marriage equality. On Wednesday, a Field Poll revealed that 59...

PHOTOS: The Hollywood Hordes That Helped Defeat Prop 8

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles & Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.07.2012 | Los Angeles

California's 2008 ban on gay marriage was ruled unconstitutional on Tuesday by a federal appeals court, and while most of Los Angeles will be out part...

Judge Deals Major Blow To Gay Marriage Supporters

Posted 04.03.2012 | San Francisco

A video recording of the 2010 trial that challenged the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, will...

'Pivotal' Prop 8 Decision Due

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.17.2012 | Gay Voices

By Lisa Lef, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO -- California's highest court says ballot proposition sponsors can step in to defend their initiatives ...

It's Time for a 'Protect Marriage' Movement That Protects All Marriages

Rev. Ed Bacon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Ed Bacon

As the Senate Judiciary Committee begins debate on the Respect for Marriage Act on Capitol Hill, our nation takes a much-needed step toward making liberty and justice for all not just a pledge but a reality.