| Jun 27, 2013
Justice was not blind at the Supreme Court on Wednesday. It was deaf — deaf to the will of the people of California and the nation. With its decision in the Perry case, a majority of the Supreme Court abandoned the 7 million California voters who...
| Jun 27, 2013
Buried in the Supreme Court's decision Wednesday that the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional was a phrase that captures what is at stake in the rapidly changing landscape of marriage rights in the United States: "A dignity and status of great...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 2:30 PM
San Diego County Clerk Ernie Dronenburg said he was withdrawing his legal bid to resurrect Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage, because it duplicated efforts by the sponsors of the marriage ban.
Dronenburg said in a...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:12 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- President Obama has selected two lawyers from the same California firm -- a former federal prosecutor and a corporate attorney who helped challenge Proposition 8 -- to fill openings on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
| Jul 28, 2013
| 8:32 PM
SACRAMENTO--This is the 50th anniversary year of arguably the biggest, bitterest brawl ever in California's Capitol. And looking back today, it seems almost inconceivable what the fracas was all about.
It was waged over whether homeowners and...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 3:25 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The Marin County Republican Party has endorsed same-sex marriage in one of the first votes of its kind in the country.
“This is our opportunity to redefine ourselves to the people of Marin County," said Kevin Krick, chairman of the...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 2:26 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida is home to some of the most gay-friendly locales in North America. So, it might seem odd that the state is sitting on the back burner of the legal fight to legalize same-sex marriages.
A coalition of civil-rights groups led by...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 8:37 AM
The California Supreme Court's decision this week to reject an attempt to revive Proposition 8 does not bar future attempts to stop gay marriages, but the chance of any new bid succeeding appears dim.
The state high court's action Wednesday ended the...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 4:52 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court once again refused to stop gays from marrying, rejecting a bid Tuesday by a San Diego County clerk.
In a closed session, the state high court turned down a request by San Diego County Clerk Ernest J....
| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:25 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to revive Proposition 8, ending the last remaining legal challenge to same-sex marriage in the state.
Meeting in closed session, the state high court rejected arguments by...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 6:08 AM
A coalition of civil-rights groups led by Equality Florida, the ACLU, the National Center for Lesbian Rights and others is planning to eventually challenge the state's 2008 constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriage.
But "eventually" might not...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 5:22 PM
SAN DIEGO -- The clerk of San Diego County filed a legal action Friday with the California Supreme Court seeking to block the issuance of marriage licenses for same-sex couples.
The filing on behalf of Ernest Dronenburg Jr., a Republican and elected...