Dianne Feinstein is seeking a fourth term in the U.S. Senate, and The San Francisco Examiner happily endorses her for re-election. Read More
The Obama administration has directed immigration officials to recognize same-sex partners as family members in deportation cases, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Pelosi in a letter that she had ordered U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to notify its field offices “that the interpretation of the phrase ‘family relationships’ includes long-term, same-sex partners.” Read More
A tall, hulking man in his late 70s, William Rehnquist, then the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, crawled down on all fours to say hello to the two little girls who had scurried under the table when he approached at a luncheon.
Sally Rider and her partner, Betsy, had tried to teach their two preschool-age daughters how to shake hands with Rehnquist. At the time, Rider was his top aide. Read More
Local supporters of same-sex marriage viewed Thursday’s federal appeals court ruling declaring part of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional as yet another step toward legal equality for gays and lesbians.
Reaction was understandably positive in the Bay Area, which has been a battleground for gay rights both legally and culturally. Read More
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has terminated his office's relationship with King & Spalding, the Atlanta law firm that abrubtly dropped the U.S. House of Representatives as a client for purposes of defending the Defense of Marriage Act. Read More
Former solicitor general Paul Clement has resigned from his law firm, Kind & Spalding, over the firm's decision to back out of a commitment to defend the Defense of Marriage Act against a constitutional challenge. Read More
The Obama administration’s unusual decision to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act was met with cheers from San Francisco leaders Wednesday and jeers from Proposition 8 supporters. And there was a request to allow same-sex marriage in California again. Read More