| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:57 PM
Gay and lesbian couples are rightfully celebrating this week's twin decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court that effectively affirmed the rights of gay couples to marry in California and provided married, same-sex couples federal benefits previously denied...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 8:20 AM
In San Francisco, people literally danced in the streets when same-sex marriage was re-un-illegalized. In West Hollywood, couples waited in line for hours for the privilege of being married in a municipal building.
Burbank, however, met the demise of...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 12:13 PM
I am saddened by The Leader’s editorial (“Cheering equal rights, aware there’s more to do,” June 29).
For it was not Proposition 8 which was defeated, but part of the Constitution, which said people are governed by a voting...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 9:29 AM
The price of admission to last weekend's play at El Camino Real Charter High School was anything but typical. Then again, neither was the play.
Students had to submit essays describing their views on gay marriage. The play, "8," dramatizes the 2010 trial...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 12:51 PM
Opponents of same-sex marriage asked the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday to overturn a federal appeals court decision that struck down Proposition 8, the 2008 California ballot initiative that limited marriage to a man and a woman.
Protect Marriage, the...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Thursday, Aug. 2. The art directors behind "West Side Story" and "North by Northwest" also painted watercolors.
The work of Robert F. Boyle and Boris Levin is currently on display at Gallery 800 at the Lankershim Arts...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 7:06 AM
The campaign committee for Proposition 8, a 2008 ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage in California, faces $49,000 in fines for failing to properly report and handle political contributions it received.
The fines are proposed by the enforcement...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 12:21 PM
The state’s campaign watchdog agency gave final approval Thursday to $49,000 in fines against the campaign committee for Proposition 8, a 2008 ballot measure banning gay marriage in California.
The state Fair Political Practices Commission...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 12:31 PM
There used to be a time when the only people who cared what junk-food companies did were health advocates.
How I long for those days.
Can we not have our artery-clogging pizzas, breaded chicken filet sandwiches and crème-filled cookies without...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:57 PM
Burbank residents Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo – plaintiffs who helped take Proposition 8 all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court – are slated to be married by outgoing Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa this evening.
| Jun 28, 2013
| 6:45 PM
At Los Angeles City Hall Friday evening, with outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa officiating and a throng of media as witnesses, Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo said the words they'd fought four long years to say: “I do.”
A little more than...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:18 AM
Five words this morning from one of the Burbank residents whose fight to overturn Proposition 8 has taken him and his partner all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court: “On way to SCOTUS. Hopeful.”
Those words, posted by Paul Katami on...