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Why the California Court's Decision Is Good for Gay Marriage

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

We should view the California court not as opposing gay marriage, but rather as promoting public deliberation and democratic action on the subject of equal rights.

Gordon Brown Attacks Prop 8: "Unacceptable"

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gordon Brown has condemned California's ban on gay marriage as "unacceptable" and warned people to be vigilant against all forms of discrimination....

Prop. 8 Legality To Be Argued Before California Supreme Court This Week

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This week, California's gay-marriage battle returns to the national spotlight. The state's Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments Thursday...

Choice: A Short Film on the Aftermath of Prop 8

Brian Crewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Crewe

To see people that I know and care about being treated like second-class citizens was something I was not prepared for; it's so contrary to the values with which I was raised.

Mormon Church Under Investigation For Prop 8: May Have Violated Full-Disclosure Law

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Mormon church has revealed in a campaign filing that the church spent nearly $190,000 to help pass Proposition 8, the November ballot measure that...

Prop 8 Donors: Find Out Who Backed California's Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Here is the complete list of "Yes On Prop 8" donors. SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A federal judge has denied a request to keep the names of donor...

Obama Floats Through Teapot Tempests

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Why does Obama have Rick Warren delivering the invocation? Politics, naturally. It's a way to keep slicing off some of what has traditionally been a Republican vote.

Hey Mr. God, Lookie What I Did to Those Nasty Homosexuals!

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gregory

The passage of California's Prop 8 comes to many as a shock, to some as a wake-up call, and to the rest of America as no real surprise. In 2000, B...

Why Prop 8 Can -- and Must -- Be Overruled

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

Prop 8 was not your typical "amendment" that merely tinkers with the California Constitution. It was a drastic revision that deprives a "suspect class" (gays and lesbians) of a fundamental right under equal protection.

Mormon and Catholic Churches Complain About Being the Target of Prop 8 Protests

Pam Spaulding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pam Spaulding

Americans, regardless of their sexual orientation, should be moved to name the behavior of these institutions for what it is -- and question their tax-exempt status.

Election Reflection: Good News and Bad News for Women and Families

Judy Patrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judy Patrick

Sadly, many voters did not see past their fears to understand how denying LGBT people rights is cut from the same cloth of discrimination that made Obama's election such a poignant event.

Historic for Some, Same Old Shit for the Rest of Us

Harvey Fierstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Fierstein

While we rightfully celebrate the election of our first African American president, let us take a moment to mourn the passage of three new laws legalizing prejudice.

Gays in a Cage

Michael Patrick King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Patrick King

Does the voting public of this great state of California, who correctly voted to pass Proposition 2 -- which legislated to give caged chickens more room in their cages -- have to actually see the cage that gay people have been put in all theses years to get it?

Scapegoating and Proposition 8

Paul Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Katz

I acknowledge that I did little or next to nothing to help. The passage of Prop 8 has galvanized me, though, and I won't make the same mistake twice. I plan to participate now.

Supposedly Safe GOP House Seat in CA Too Close To Call

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

Despite voting with George W. Bush 94.4% of the time, this fall Calvert distributed mailers without a single mention that he belonged to the Republican party, proclaiming himself "An Independent."

Proposition 8 Is Wrong for Women and Families: Vote No

Judy Patrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judy Patrick

Everyone should have the choice to marry the person they love. It's a personal and fundamental freedom guaranteed by the California constitution.

Black Blindness on Proposition 8

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonce Gaiter

Black support for the Calif. anti-gay-marriage proposition is higher than support among any other ethnic group, which is ironic, considering that precedence in the case is the end of the ban on interracial marriage.