The U.S. Supreme Court could make a decision as soon as December on whether it will consider the legality of California’s ban on same-sex marriage.
On Nov. 20, justices will consider whether or not to hear the case, and that decision could go public as soon as Nov. 26. If the high court does not consider the case, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling issued in February will be upheld. That judgment deemed California’s Proposition 8 unconstitutional. Read More
After California voters banned same-sex marriage in 2008, the gay community was abuzz with talk of going back to the ballot in 2010 to reverse it. Ultimately, potential organizers concluded that waiting until 2012 would give them time to gather resources and build support. Read More
About 20 supporters of same-sex marriage were detained today during a sit-in at the San Francisco county clerk's office as part of a Valentine's Day protest of the state's same-sex marriage ban.Eighteen people were detained and released for obstruction shortly after noon, county spokeswoman Susan Fahey said. They were given a record of their removal but do not need to appear in court. Read More