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Bishop Gene Robinson , now retired, said he is breathless about how quickly the gay rights movement has progressed since he was getting daily death threats and forced to wear a bulletproof vest to his consecration 12 years ago.  (AP Photo/Coke Whitworth, File)

Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches

SALT LAKE CITY — Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings…

 

The Supreme Court voted 5-4 in a case from Oklahoma saying that the sedative midazolam can be used in executions without violating the Eighth Amendment prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug

WASHINGTON — Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the…

 

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How do justices weigh loss of health insurance for millions?

The Supreme Court could wipe away health insurance for millions of Americans…

 

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Federal health insurance aid in doubt for nearly 8 million

Nearly 8 million people could lose up to $24 billion a year…

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AP Photo/Hal YeagerAmanda Keller holds a flag as she joins other gay marriage supporters in Linn Park

Justice Thomas objects to court's signal on gay marriage

The Supreme Court is inappropriately signaling it intends to clear the way…

AP Photo/Hal YeagerAmanda Keller holds a flag as she joins other gay marriage supporters in Linn Park
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Supreme Court to weigh impact of disability law on police

The Supreme Court will consider whether police must comply with the Americans…

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Gay marriage on in Nevada, delayed in Idaho

The uncertainty over gay marriage hit couples in the West as the…

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Gay marriage bans in Idaho, Nevada struck down

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld gay marriage in Idaho and…

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AP Photo/Manuel Balce CenetaRhonda Buckner

Court clears the way for gay marriage expansion

The Supreme Court unexpectedly cleared the way Monday for a dramatic expansion…

AP Photo/Manuel Balce CenetaRhonda Buckner
AP Photo/Emily VariscoIn this photo taken Sept. 11

Schools scramble to help teens who crossed border

American schools are scrambling to provide services to the large number of…

AP Photo/Emily VariscoIn this photo taken Sept. 11
Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F. ExaminerStudents attend a Hack Reactor session in downtown San Francisco on a recent afternoon. The coding school accepts one student for every 30 applicants.

S.F., rest of state prepares for possible return of same-sex marriage

Planning a party for thousands of people would be a challenge under…

Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F. ExaminerStudents attend a Hack Reactor session in downtown San Francisco on a recent afternoon. The coding school accepts one student for every 30 applicants.

Crowded prisons have to release more inmates

California’s prisons remain desperately overcrowded despite years of litigation and intervention by…

Getty Images File PhotoNontraditional: Prop. 8 supporters and dissenters will now wait for the case to be taken to a conservative U.S. Supreme Court for a final federal decision.

Federal appeals court refuses to revisit same-sex marriage ruling

The fight over California’s ban on same-sex marriage is poised to go…

Getty Images File PhotoNontraditional: Prop. 8 supporters and dissenters will now wait for the case to be taken to a conservative U.S. Supreme Court for a final federal decision.