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Same-Sex Marriage

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  • 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
    IĀ 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...
  • 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...
  • Start the Presses: Quick acceptance of a change long overdue

     Start the Presses: Quick acceptance of a change long overdue
    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...
  • In Theory: What is the fate of gay marriage without DOMA?

    The Supreme Court's decisions to strike down the Defense Of Marriage Act and reject a lawsuit aimed at upholding California's Proposition 8 have caused jubilation among gay-rights supporters and anger among opponents of gay marriage. Conservative...
  • Court's decision negates power of vote

    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...
  • Gay marriage opponents ask state court to deny marriage licenses

    Gay marriage opponents ask state court to deny marriage licenses
    Opponents of same-sex marriage asked the California Supreme Court on Friday to order county clerks to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples, arguing that Gov. Jerry Brown lacked the authority to end enforcement of Proposition 8. ProtectMarriage,...
  • Life goes on for Burbank couple after U.S. Supreme Court decision

    Life goes on for Burbank couple after U.S. Supreme Court decision
    When Burbank newlyweds Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo stumbled into San Francisco City Hall on June 30 just moments after marching in the city's gay pride parade they were overwhelmed by what they saw. Dozens of same-sex couples — some in their...
  • California Supreme Court rejects bid to halt same-sex marriages

    California Supreme Court rejects bid to halt same-sex marriages
    The California Supreme Court refused Monday to halt same-sex marriages while considering a legal bid to revive Proposition 8. In a brief order, the state high court rejected a request by ProtectMarriage, the sponsors of the 2008 ballot measure, to...