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Proposition 8 (California, 2010)

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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...
  • 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 supporters, opponents await Supreme Court decision

    At San Francisco City Hall, officials are awaiting their moment in history, but they just don't know when it will come. In the complex calculus of gay marriage in California, weddings could become legal within days. So City Hall is preparing for a...
  • Supreme Court delays decision on taking up gay marriage cases

    The Supreme Court took no action Friday on a series of pending appeals involving gay marriage, putting off until at least next week a decision on which cases to hear. The justices met behind closed doors to debate cases involving the Defense of Marriage...
  • Supreme Court to rule on California's Prop. 8 ban on gay marriage

    The Supreme Court announced Friday it will rule for the first time on same-sex marriage by deciding the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8, the voter initiative that limited marriage to a man and a woman. The justices also said they...
  • Burbank couple on Supreme Court same-sex marriage review: 'This is what we've waited for'

    Burbank couple on Supreme Court same-sex marriage review: 'This is what we've waited for'
    Burbank residents Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo were catapulted onto the national stage Friday when the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would rule on constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8, the voter-approved same-sex marriage ban that...
  • Editorial: Battle for marriage rights began at local level

    Perhaps it was inevitable that the U.S. Supreme Court would confront the issue of same-sex marriage. But in the history of great civil rights advances in this country, key players rarely wait for Fate to make her move. Instead, they forge ahead and...
  • 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...