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Same-Sex Marriage

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  • Prop. 8: California A.G. backs gay marriage in Supreme Court brief

    Prop. 8: California A.G. backs gay marriage in Supreme Court brief
    California’s top law enforcement officer told the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday that Proposition 8’s ban on same-sex marriage should be overturned because its sole purpose was to “strip loving relationships of validation and dignity...
  • 'Record majority' in California backs same-sex marriage, poll finds

    'Record majority' in California backs same-sex marriage, poll finds
    As state officials make their case for gay marriage, a new Field Poll showed record support in California for same sex unions. "By a nearly two-to-one margin (61% to 32%), California voters approve of allowing same-sex couples to marry," according to...
  • Obama administration urges Supreme Court to strike down Prop. 8

    California’s Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriages in the state, should be overturned, the Obama administration plans to tell the Supreme Court. An administration official confirmed that the Justice Department will file a brief in the...
  • Supreme Court has menu of options in gay marriage case

    Supreme Court has menu of options in gay marriage case
    WASHINGTON — Four years ago, many gay rights advocates shook their heads when super-lawyers Theodore B. Olson and David Boies announced they would challenge California's ban on gay marriages in federal court and take the case all the way to the U.S....
  • Burbank couple in Prop. 8 case to watch history unfold

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday began the process of considering two controversial cases involving whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry: Proposition 8, California's 2008 ban on gay marriage, and the Defense of Marriage Act,...
  • Supreme Court expresses skepticism over upholding Prop. 8

    The Supreme Court asked skeptical questions Tuesday of former Reagan administration lawyer Charles J. Cooper about his assertion that California’s ban on gay marriage should be upheld. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. questioned Cooper as to...
  • Prop. 8 hearing is milestone in years-long saga

    The mood was electric that crisp, clear February day as couples lined up at San Francisco City Hall to be among the first to get licenses for same-sex marriages in California. Nine tortuous years followed: The state high court halted and invalidated the...
  • Burb's Eye View: The rights and the wrongs of plastic bags

    Burb's Eye View: The rights and the wrongs of plastic bags
    I get the default reaction to Burbank's soon-to-be-proposed ban on plastic shopping bags. I understand the warnings of "nanny state" and "Big Brother." This is the right reaction in a democracy where government should fear the people and not the other way...
  • In Theory: Can believers and nonbelievers find common ground?

    Can believers and nonbelievers connect? Is there a common ground they can agree on? Writing in the New York Times, T. M. Luhrmann thinks there may be, but admits it's going to be difficult. The author of "When God Talks Back: Understanding the...
  • In Theory: Why is the church silent about religious persecution?

    Persecution affects some 600 million Christians annually, according to a study by the Hudson Institute, and the Pew Forum says Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world. In countries such as Iraq, Egypt, Pakistan and Kenya, Christians...
  • 'Miracle' touches on real-life experience

    'Miracle' touches on real-life experience
    The play “Miracle on South Division Street” holds a special meaning for its author, playwright Tom Dudzick. The story centers on a Catholic working-class family living in a deteriorating Buffalo, N.Y., neighborhood whose lives are upended upon...
  • Editorial: Cheering equal rights, aware there's more to do

    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...