An online petition began Tuesday to persuade U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to recuse himself from deliberating on Proposition 8 over comments he made at the hearing.
At one point during oral arguments in the case of California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, Scalia said, “When did it become unconstitutional to exclude homosexual couples from marriage?” Read More
Gay-rights supporters march from the Castro district to City Hall on Monday, the day before the start of arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court case on the validity of Proposition 8, Californias voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. The court also will address the Defense of Marriage Act this week. Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The most expensive ticket to “The Book of Mormon” on Broadway: $477. The face value of a great seat for the Super Bowl: $1,250. Guaranteed seats to watch the U.S. Supreme Court hear this week’s same-sex marriage cases: about $6,000.
Tickets to the two arguments that begin today are technically free. But getting them requires lining up hours or days ahead, paying someone else to, or being invited by one of the justices.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a historic argument for gay rights, President Barack Obama on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to overturn California's same-sex marriage ban and turn a skeptical eye on similar prohibitions across the country. Read More
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is quietly considering urging the Supreme Court to overturn California's ban on gay marriage, a step that would mark a political victory for advocates of same-sex unions and a deepening commitment by President Barack Obama to rights for gay couples. Read More
The word “gay” came out of the closet during President Barack Obama’s inauguration speech Monday. In a wide-ranging speech about equality, Obama mentioned “gay brothers and sisters,” making him the first president to use the term in an inauguration address. Read More
It is hard not to view the Vatican’s appointment of Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone as archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Francisco as a slap in the face of many city residents. Read More
The fight over California’s ban on same-sex marriage is poised to go to the U.S. Supreme Court after an appeals court refused to reconsider its ruling earlier this year striking down Proposition 8.
The decision by the federal appeals court keeps intact a U.S. District Court judge’s 2010 ruling that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, passed by voters in 2008, is unconstitutional. Read More
A federal appeals court in San Francisco declined today to reconsider a ruling striking down Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage.
The action by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals means the next and final stop for the case is an appeal by the measure’s sponsors to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The voter initiative’s sponsors and their committee, Protect Marriage, vowed an immediate appeal. Read More
The federal appeals court considering the constitutionality of California's same-sex marriage ban wants supporters and opponents to explain how a state Supreme Court ruling authorizing Proposition 8's supporters to defend the measure affects the broader case. Read More