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One contestant calls it ‘life-affirming’: an annual competition to guess upcoming celebrity deaths.
In that pre-smart phone era, news traveled slowly. Then we heard the Bay Bridge had collapsed.
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone talks sports, same-sex marriage and reaching out to gay Catholics.
Early evidence of her political acumen at UC bodes well for her future in politics in the Golden State.
Proposed new developments recall the battles after the Embarcadero Freeway came down.
Ann Ravel, fresh off several campaign finance victories, heads off to the Federal Election Commission.
She says budget cuts reducing court sessions are “basically denying justice across the state.”
Timing is everything, and Wednesday’s double rainbow victory at the U.S. Supreme Court will give San Francisco’s Gay Pride Parade an extra jolt of excitement Sunday. KQED has learned that the two same-sex couples whose federal lawsuit led to Proposition 8 being struck down will ride in the Pride parade. Details are still for their […]
Nearly five years after voters passed Proposition 8, the U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide the fate of California’s ban on same-sex marriage. But will that be the final word? When two same-sex couples filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Prop. 8, their attorney, Theodore Olson, described the issue in sweeping terms. “The case […]
Ever since he struck down Proposition 8 in 2010, former federal judge Vaughn Walker has maintained a certain distance from the case. That’s probably wise, given that the Supreme Court has yet to make a final determination on his ruling. So when Walker called and invited me to hear him speak about LGBT legal issues […]