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.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Big change is coming to the lives of the lesbian couple at the center of the fight for same-sex marriage in California no matter how the Supreme Court decides their case.After 13 years of raising four boys together, Kris Perry and Sandy Stier are about to be empty nesters. Their youngest two children, 18-year-old twins, will graduate from high school in June and head off to college a couple of months later. Read More
Musician Michelle Shocked offered an apology for her ugly anti-gay diatribe Sunday at Yoshi’s San Francisco after news broke earlier Wednesday that the rest of her U.S. tour had been canceled.
KQED reported that it received a statement from the singer offering an explanation for Sunday’s tirade. Read More
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's embrace of gay marriage Monday signals she may be seriously weighing a 2016 presidential run and trying to avoid the type of late-to-the-party caution that hurt her first bid.
Her chief Democratic rivals endorsed same-sex marriage as much as seven years ago, and it's widely popular with Democratic and independent voters. Read More
Lisa Dazols and Jenni Chang traveled to East Africa in 2011 in search of inspirational gay men and women, and among the folks they met was a straight reverend in Kenya who felt it was wrong for a church to discriminate against gays.
The man’s beliefs led to him being labeled gay, and he lost his position with his church. Yet he still works with Christian and Muslim leaders to challenge their stances and ways of thinking. Read More
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
Significant. Historic. A promise fulfilled.
Not even Meg Whitman can resist.
President Barack Obama’s administration filed a legal brief Thursday with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of overturning Proposition 8, California’s 2008 voter-enacted ban on same-sex marriage.
The latest Field Poll is very good news for supporters of same-sex marriage in California -- residents of this state now support gay nuptials by almost 2-1. 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