| May 9, 2012
| 4:43 PM
Local gays and lesbians on Wednesday applauded President Obama’s public support of same-sex marriage, calling the announcement a pivotal moment in their fight for equality.
In explaining the “evolution” of his view on gay marriage...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 7:46 AM
Assembly Republican leader Connie Conway is urging donors in the Sacramento suburbs to push the author of Proposition 8 out of a heated Assembly race and rally around the GOPincumbent.
In a letter to donors this week, Conway said Andy Pugno, author of...
| 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 7, 2010
As a columnist, I'm given some latitude in expressing how I feel while reporting the facts. I do so in hopes that my thoughts will resonate with readers and, agree or not, generate productive dialogue.
With this in mind, let me tell you how I feel about...
| 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....
| Mar 9, 2011
| 12:59 PM
Q. A Mormon leader recently made a speech, in which he claimed religious freedom in America is under assault from secularization and a growing gay rights movement.
In his speech, Elder Dallin H. Oaks warned of “an alarming trajectory of events...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 7:25 PM
A Los Angeles judge rejected a request Wednesday afternoon by Jet Propulsion Laboratory attorneys to bar the media when employees testify in a workplace discrimination case.
The case is based on former JPL systems administrator David Coppedge’s...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 7:52 AM
Supporters of the 2008 ballot measure that outlawed same-sex marriage in California lost their effort Thursday to block their past and future campaign finance records from public view because of alleged harassment of their donors.
A federal judge in...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 7:46 AM
The California Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on whether conservatives who sponsored Proposition 8 are entitled to appeal last year's federal ruling that overturned the 2008 same-sex marriage ban.
The court's ruling, due 90 days after...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 11:51 AM
The California Supreme Court appeared inclined Tuesday to give sponsors of ballot initiatives the right to defend them in court, a key issue in the federal dispute over Proposition 8.
During an hour of arguments, several state high court justices...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 7:52 AM
A federal appeals court will hear arguments Thursday on whether a trial judge’s decision to strike down Proposition 8 should be overturned because the jurist failed to disclose he was in a long-term same-sex relationship.
During a two-hour hearing...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 8:39 AM
A federal appeals court appeared unlikely Thursday to throw out a ruling against Proposition 8, the 2008 California measure that banned gay marriage, on the grounds the judge was in an undisclosed, long term same-sex relationship.
A three-judge panel...