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Perry v Schwarzenegger

Gay Monk's Open Letter to the Supreme Court of the United States

Soul Dancer | Posted 07.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Soul Dancer

As we approach the Supreme Court of the Unites States (SCOTUS) one-year anniversary of Windsor v. United States ruling, do we celebrate or mourn thi...

'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.

After Wedding Bliss, What's Next? The Jokes

Ted Johnson | Posted 08.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Ted Johnson

When I got married, less than two weeks before the November 2008 election, more than a few straight male friends said, in a tone of irreverence, "What's wrong with gay marriage? If you want to be as miserable as the rest of us, fine." Nearly five years in, I've succumbed to the same schtick.

Pope Benedict's Abdication -- Is It Good for the Trans Community?

Dana Beyer | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The world has changed for the better for the LGBT community so much these past few years; however, that I'm hopeful Pope Francis will do much better than appoint the next Paul McHugh as an adviser to torture our community.

The Prop 8 and DOMA Cases Before the Supreme Court

Margaret Ryznar | Posted 04.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Margaret Ryznar

Next month, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases concerning same-sex marriage. What are the legal issues?

Gaming Out Gay Marriage's Path To The Supreme Court

Steve Sanders | Posted 08.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Steve Sanders

With rulings on gay marriage from two federal appellate courts in the past week, it is now more likely that the Supreme Court will finally grapple with the key civil rights issue of our time. We are in a stage where timing, litigation strategy, and judicial politics will all be critical.

Ninth Circuit Denies Request To Rehear Prop 8 Case, So What Happens Now?

Scottie Thomaston | Posted 08.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Scottie Thomaston

Now that the Ninth Circuit has denied en banc rehearing of the three-judge panel's decision, the case will face its final test soon, at the Supreme Court, as Prop 8's proponents are widely expected to seek review of the three-judge panel's decision.

Brad Pitt Joins '8,' Dustin Lance Black's Prop. 8 Play

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 03.01.2012 | Home

Dustin Lance Black's Prop. 8 play has been slowly picking up stars as it makes its way across the U.S., and the latest announcement is one of its bigg...

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...

Release The Tapes And Heal a Nation

Rick Jacobs | Posted 10.28.2011 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

The evidence in Perry v. Schwarzenegger made clear that gays and lesbians are denied full equality because of historic prejudice and fear. There is no other reason, but the problem is only 0.000001 percent of Americans actually got to see it.

This November, You Can Make History for Marriage Equality

Geoff Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoff Kors

If you live in California, you can change the course of history of marriage equality coast-to-coast this November. That's because every election matters, but this one is monumental.

Losing Their Appeal: The Real Reason the Right Is Terrified by the Prop 8 Case

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

There is no question that, regardless of the ultimate verdict in the Prop 8 case, the work of equal rights advocates is far from over.

If Gay Marriage Wins...

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If the Perry v. Schwarzenegger decision stands, it means that "sexual orientation" will be a protected classes of people. Not only would the battle for gay marriage be over, but all the legal battles gays now face would be over.

Friday Talking Points [133] -- The Silly Season Begins

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

August in Washington means the beginning of the official "silly season" of politics. This is because Congress takes the whole month off, and politica...

Death to Prop. 8!!!

Greg Selkoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Selkoe

Yesterday Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker overturned California's Prop 8, a same-sex marriage ban voted in by Californians in 2008! The matte...

The F Word: What Good Is the 14th Amendment?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The 14th amendment has done it again! No wonder right wing radicals want to repeal it.

Perry: A Case of Simple Justice

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

It is no surprise that judges sometimes take positions in support of the liberties of vulnerable minorities -- even in the face of often fierce majority opposition. Indeed, that is precisely what our judges are supposed to do.

Will California's Next Governor and Attorney General Stand Strong Against Prop. 8?

Geoff Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoff Kors

This November, we must do everything we can to elect only those candidates who are 100 percent in support of LGBT equality -- from voting to donating to getting involved in campaigns.

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.

Death to the DOMA!

Greg Selkoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Selkoe

Earlier this month, Judge Joseph Tauro of the US District Court in Massachusetts struck down as unconstitutional Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage ...

Second-Class Citizens Get Their Day in Court

Cindy Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cindy Handler

Closing arguments have been scheduled for Perry vs. Schwarzenegger, the landmark case challenging California's same-sex marriage ban.

The San Francisco Marriage Case, Part Two: The Supreme Court

Matt Coles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Coles

2013 may seem like a long way off to the folks who brought the San Francisco marriage case. But in terms of making the kind of progress that might help us win at the Supreme Court, it's tomorrow.

The San Francisco Marriage Case, Part One: Possible Outcomes

Matt Coles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Coles

Several people have asked me questions recently about the marriage case in federal court in San Francisco (the case brought by Ted Olson and David Boi...

Proud to Testify for Marriage Equality

Jerry Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jerry Sanders

I was proud to testify this week in what I believe will be one of the defining civil rights cases of our time, Perry v. Schwarzenegger. I did so as a Republican, a father, and a former police chief.

Fourteen Years After Hawaii: New Freedom to Marry Case in California; Same Old, Same Old From Opponents

Evan Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Wolfson

Our Hawaii freedom to marry case was shown to the public on Court TV, and produced a sea-change in public support. No wonder the anti-gay opponents didn't want the Perry trial available on YouTube.