Wedding bells could be ringing for same-sex couples in San Francisco and across California as soon as the holidays, depending on how the U.S. Supreme Court responds to an appeals case for the state’s gay marriage ban later this month. Read More
The chief witness in favor of California's same-sex marriage ban at a landmark federal trial in San Francisco two years ago announced Friday he has changed his position.
David Blankenhorn, president of the New York-based Institute for American Values, asserted in an opinion essay published in the New York Times today that he now supports allowing gay and lesbian marriage. 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
U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he believes same-sex couples should be allowed to marry, taking a stand on a divisive issue that is likely to please his political base and upset conservative voters."It is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married," Obama said in an interview with ABC's Robin Roberts. Read More
Another episode in the long legal saga of California's same-sex marriage ban is scheduled to unfold in a San Francisco courtroom.A federal appeals court plans to hear oral arguments Thursday on whether a lower court judge who ultimately struck down voter-approved Proposition 8 should have recused himself because he was in a same-sex relationship. 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
A legal bump in the road for their cause did little to temper the hopes of the same-sex marriage supporters gathered outside the California Supreme Court in San Francisco on Thursday. Read More
The sponsors of ballot propositions can step in to defend their initiatives from legal challenges if the governor and attorney general refuse to do so, California's highest court said Thursday in a precedent-setting ruling that could prove pivotal to the future of the state's same-sex marriage ban and its notoriously vigorous citizens' initiative process.
Scroll down to read the full legal ruling from the California Supreme Court. Read More
Four gay rights and civil liberties groups urged a federal appeals court Tuesday in San Francisco to reject a claim that the gay judge who overturned Proposition 8 should have disqualified himself.The groups filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals opposing a challenge by the sponsors of Proposition 8 to U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker. Read More
A federal appeals court announced Monday it will hear arguments in San Francisco in early December on whether to unseal a video recording of last year's trial on Proposition 8.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also ordered the recording remain sealed until then.
The order extends a previous short-term stay in which the appeals court temporarily blocked a lower court ruling mandating public release of the video. Read More