| Dec 30, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Organizers of the Rose Parade are defending the AIDS Healthcare Foundation's plans to hold a same-sex wedding on its float amid criticism and complaints posted online.
The float, titled “Living the Dream: Love Is the Best Protection,” was...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Last August, Vaché Thomassian celebrated his sister's whirlwind wedding — complete with a traditional church ceremony and a tour of the bride and groom's favorite locations in Armenia.
The two were so in love and their friends and families...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
SACRAMENTO -- With a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the future of same-sex marriage expected as early as Wednesday morning, county clerks say they’re prepared if same-sex unions in California are legalized.
“We’re pretty much ready to...
| May 18, 2013
| 12:24 PM
Beneath a starry sky, Sosé Thomassian and Allen Yekikian held each other on their wedding night, arms looped around hips, eyes locked, for more than 20 minutes so the photographer could capture what would become their favorite wedding photo.
Back at the...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 5:42 PM
A Mississippi church is coming under fire for blocking an African American couple from getting married there two days before the ceremony was due to happen.
Charles and Te'Andrea Wilson had been attending the First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs for...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 9:10 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Although the Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California, the procedural decision also leaves open the likelihood of further litigation over Proposition 8.
“This is far from over, I can tell you,&...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 5:02 PM
U.S. Supreme Court rulings on Wednesday that struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and reopened the door to gay marriage in California provoked mixed reactions among area religious leaders.
Some who have already embraced same-sex unions...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Basketball was the foundation for the long friendship between Montrose resident Natasha Belou and Keith Lawrence, the Irvine man who was shot to death in a car with his fiancé, Monica Quan, on Sunday night.
Police are seeking Christopher Dorner, a...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 10:50 PM
Many times in the news business, truth ends up being stranger than fiction. And in Glendale, 2012 was full of stories that no doubt had people talking around the water cooler. A man dressed in a skintight zebra-print outfit at the Glendale Galleria...
| Aug 4, 2010
| 3:16 PM
The federal judge who overturned Proposition 8 Wednesday said the ballot initiative that banned same-sex marriage was based on moral disapproval of gay marriage and ordered the state to stop enforcing the ban.
U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker,...
| Aug 12, 2010
A California federal judge struck down Proposition 8, the state's law that prohibits same-sex marriage, last week. What are your thoughts on this ruling?
Judge Walker needs to address our concern that his own sexual orientation clouded his judgment....
| Oct 2, 2010
This is the first in a three-part series.
In August, I voiced my thoughts on same-sex marriage and Anne Rice's much-publicized renunciation of organized Christianity. The feedback I received was, to say the least, energetic.
Were I the extremist...