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Proposition 8 Trial

Prop 8 Returns To Court

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 10.29.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — The legal sparring over California's same-sex marriage ban returned to a federal courtroom Monday with a judge hearing arguments...

Prop 8 Heading Back To Court

Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.01.2011 | San Francisco

The last time a California court heard arguments on the validity of Proposition 8, the controversial measure banning gay marriage that state voters pa...

Silicon Valley Leaders Who Say NO On Proposition 8

AllThingsD | Kara Swisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Today, a panoply of prominent tech and Internet leaders is taking a very public stand against a controversial initiative before California voters, whi...

Gay Marriage Fight: Proposition 8 Trial Pauses, But Not For Ruling

The New York Times | Jesse McKinley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Testimony concluded Wednesday in the first stage of the federal trial over the fate of Proposition 8, California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marr...

Witness: Gay Rights 'Second To Preserving The Cherished Social Institution Of Marriage'

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — The first federal case to decide if the U.S. Constitution prevents states from stopping same-sex weddings came to an anti-climat...

Proposition 8 Trial: Witness Says Marriage Threatened If Gays Can Wed

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — The head of a family values group testified Tuesday that marriage developed to provide children with clear ties to their biologi...

Gay Marriage Ban Supporters Begin Case In Proposition 8 Trial

The New York Times | JESSE McKINLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After two weeks of testimony by witnesses seeking to overturn Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, the defense began its case on Mond...

Proposition 8: Pastors Say Prop. 8 Could Lead To Polygamy, Bestiality

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — Gay people in California enjoy substantial political power as a result of nearly unanimous support from high-ranking elected off...

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.

Professor Says Gays Are Politically Unpopular

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — Gay men and lesbians are a politically unpopular and relatively powerless force in the United States, even though the public ten...

Historian Back On Stand In Gay Marriage Trial

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — A proponent of California's same-sex marriage ban warned voters in a letter during the 2008 campaign that gay rights activists w...

Proposition 8: How To Get Inside The Trial Without YouTube

California Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Even though the public won't be able to watch the same-sex marriage trial on YouTube, a remarkable amount of information is being filtered out of the ...

Proposition 8: Historian Testifies Marriage About More Than Procreation

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — A Yale professor testifying in a case challenging California's same-sex marriage ban said Tuesday that the 2008 campaign to pass...

Supreme Court: No Cameras At Gay Marriage Trial

AP | PAUL ELIAS and MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — The Supreme Court on Wednesday indefinitely blocked cameras from covering the high-profile federal court trial on the constituti...