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Lila Shapiro

This Might Be How To Change Minds On Same-Sex Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 12.11.2014 | Gay Voices

It’s common knowledge that Americans are changing their views on same-sex marriage and gay rights at a breakneck pace. What has remained something o...

Gay Marriage Opponents Lose

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court refused Monday to order the state to immediately stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Ho...

Gay Marriage Opponents Make New Appeal

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- Opponents of same-sex marriage on Friday demanded that the California Supreme Court immediately halt same-sex marriages recently resu...

Conservatives Don't Dance

Mark Morford | Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Morford

Look at it this way: When Prop 8 passed the first time, there were no parades, no scowling crowds of Mormons stripping off their strange underwear and waving banners of joy in the streets, celebrating this new and nasty constraint on love.

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...

California Gay Marriage Opponents Call Restart A 'Disgrace'

AP | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — Sponsors of California's same-sex marriage ban say a federal appeals court decision that clears the way for gay weddings to resu...

WATCH: Prop 8 Plaintiffs Tie The Knot In California's First Gay Marriage In Over 4 Years

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Proposition 8 plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier experienced a huge victory earlier this week when the Supreme Court left California's gay marriage...

Proposition 8 Timeline: From Discriminatory Start To Celebrated End

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

In a 5-4 decision Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled against the backers of California's Proposition 8 gay marriage ban. With the court's ruling, g...

Gay Men and Marriage? Whose Idea Was That?

Robert Weiss | Posted 06.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Robert Weiss

Gay men as whole have not always been the eager pro-marriage activists that we see marching and signing petitions today. But now the gay marriage door is ajar. We can see it, smell it, taste it, and almost touch it. And we want it. We really want it.

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...

New Poll Reveals Shift In California Latinos' Thinking On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.01.2013 | Latino Voices

Republicans hoping to appeal to Latino social conservatism may want to avoid the gay marriage issue. Some 56 percent of California Latinos now sup...

Local Lawmaker's Bill Would Give Huge Opportunity Immigrant Gay Couples

San Jose Mercury News | Matt O'Brien | Posted 04.18.2013 | San Francisco

Adding another immigration proposal to the debate in Congress, U.S. Rep. Mike Honda, D-San Jose, has introduced a bill that would grant same-sex coupl...

Will the Supreme Court Uphold Gay Marriage Ban?

Adam Winkler | Posted 02.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Adam Winkler

Today, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a landmark case challenging the constitutionality of California's ban on gay marriage. But don't count on a game-changing decision too quickly. It's more likely that Ted Olson and David Boies' blockbuster will end with a whimper.

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.

WATCH: This Gay Man's Wedding Story Will Make You Cry

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.06.2012 | Los Angeles

Ari Solomon and his partner drove from Los Angeles to Northern California in the middle of the night when they heard that Mayor Gavin Newsom was allow...

Major Prop 8 Decision Due Tuesday

AP | Posted 08.04.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court in San Francisco plans to reveal Tuesday whether it will reconsider a ruling by two of its member judges...

Churches Ignore Call To Fire SF Minister For Performing Gay Marriages

AP | Posted 07.16.2012 | San Francisco

SAN ANSELMO, Calif. -- Representatives of dozens of West Coast Presbyterian churches are defying their denomination's highest court by refusing to cen...

Prop 8 Backers Challenge Decision

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — The backers of California's same-sex marriage ban petitioned a federal appeals court Tuesday to review a split decision by three...

PROTEST: Same-Sex Couples Protest County Clerk On Valentine's Day

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.27.2012 | San Francisco

Flowers are always nice. And substantial jewelry or securing a 7:15 reso at Flour + Water might guarantee at least a month of passion. But for our mon...

Proposition 8 Case Faces Unclear Path Ahead

AP | By LISA LEFF | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- Conservative critics like to point out that the federal appeals court that just declared California's same-sex marriage ban to be unc...

Robin Wilkey

PHOTOS: San Francisco Celebrates

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.07.2012 | San Francisco

On Tuesday morning, thousands of San Franciscans celebrated as the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Proposition 8 -- the voter-approved ...

Robin Wilkey

Prop 8 Repeal Gets A Huge Green Light

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.20.2011 | San Francisco

On Friday, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen granted a gay rights group permission to move forward with a petition seeking to reinstate same-s...

Why We Should Remove Sex From Marriage

Rich Rainbolt | Posted 01.16.2012 | Weddings
Rich Rainbolt

If we completely remove the check box of gender from a marriage license, what would happen? Why is it important for our government to know if Jill is a man or a woman, or if Jack was born a woman or a man?

Amanda Terkel

Courts Aren't Buying That Gays Are Harassing Anti-Gay Activists

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 2008, the owners of a Sacramento ice cream parlor donated thousands of dollars to support Proposition 8, which would ban marriage equ...

WATCH: LGBT Beauty Pageant Contestant Makes History

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 04.17.2013 | Los Angeles

Jenelle Hutcherson rocks a teal Mohawk, pierced nose, black ear plugs and a tattoo that says "What goes around comes around." And she is making histor...