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News Pix: San Francisco Celebrates Gay Pride and Everyone Struggles Through BART Strike

July 5, 2013 | 2:03 pm

News Pix: San Francisco Celebrates Gay Pride and Everyone Struggles Through BART Strike

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People packed the sidewalks to watch the annual San Francisco Pride Parade on Sunday June 30. Parade participants exchanged many high-fives and hugs with onlookers as they progressed down Market Street. For many, this year’s Pride celebration was made more special by the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage rulings. (Deborah Svoboda / KQED)   San Francisco’s […]

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San Francisco Pride in Pictures

July 1, 2013 | 6:30 am

San Francisco Pride in Pictures

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It was a weekend of celebrations just four days after the Supreme Court’s historic same-sex marriage rulings and one day after same-sex marriages resumed in California. San Francisco’s 43rd Pride Parade drew about 1.2 million people, according to Lisa Williams, president of the sponsoring organization San Francisco Pride. That’s up from about 100,000 people last year. Hundreds […]

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In Sacramento’s County Courthouse, Unplanned Joy at Same-Sex Weddings

July 1, 2013 | 6:00 am

In Sacramento’s County Courthouse, Unplanned Joy at Same-Sex Weddings

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The “Say Yes To The Dress” folks wouldn’t quite know how to handle the scene inside the Sacramento County courthouse Friday afternoon. The happy couples who tied the knot in the hours after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave same-sex marriage the green light hadn’t spent much time planning out their big day. There […]

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June 30, 2013 | 11:30 am

Justice Anthony Kennedy Denies New Request to Block Same-Sex Marriages

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Update, 11:30 a.m. Sunday: The Associated Press is reporting that U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy has denied, without comment, a petition from supporters of Proposition 8 to set aside a Friday appeals court order that allowed the immediate resumption of gay and lesbian weddings across California. Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that […]

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News Pix: Same-Sex Marriages Resume in California, Commuters Prepare for BART Strike

June 28, 2013 | 8:27 pm

News Pix: Same-Sex Marriages Resume in California, Commuters Prepare for BART Strike

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Prop. 8 plaintiffs Sandra Stier and Kris Perry seal their marriage with a kiss at San Francisco City Hall on June 28, 2013. They were married by California Attorney General Kamala Harris — the first same-sex marriage to take place in California since 2008. (Deborah Svoboda/KQED)   Thousands of people gathered on Castro Street to […]

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Appeals Court Lifts Stay; Same-Sex Marriages Begin in San Francisco

June 28, 2013 | 6:30 pm

Appeals Court Lifts Stay; Same-Sex Marriages Begin in San Francisco

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The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco this afternoon issued a one-sentence order lifting a stay on the 2010 lower-court ruling that would clear the way for same-sex marriages to begin immediately throughout California: “The stay in the above matter is dissolved effective immediately.” Reaction of opponents of same-sex marriage was immediate. […]

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One Family’s Joy In the Wake of the Supreme Court Decisions

June 28, 2013 | 3:26 pm

One Family’s Joy In the Wake of the Supreme Court Decisions

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Julie Dorf and Jenni Olson were among many same-sex marriage supporters celebrating in San Francisco’s Castro District this week after the Supreme Court’s rulings on Proposition 8 and DOMA. The couple, who have two daughters, aged 14 and 10, married in Canada in 2005. The DOMA decision means their family will now be eligible for […]

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Prop. 8 Couples to Star in San Francisco Pride Parade Sunday

June 28, 2013 | 8:48 am

Prop. 8 Couples to Star in San Francisco Pride Parade Sunday

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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 […]

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Interview: Kate Kendell on Old vs. New LGBT Activism … and Her City Hall F-Bomb

June 27, 2013 | 3:08 pm

Interview: Kate Kendell on Old vs. New LGBT Activism … and Her City Hall F-Bomb

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Let’s face it. After all the tortured legal speculation about standing, jurisdiction and the sovereign rights of states in the Prop. 8 case, for many gays and lesbians it was all going to boil down to one sentiment: win or lose. And that was rather pithily expressed yesterday, on live TV, at San Francisco City […]

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California Same-Sex Couples Look Forward to Federal Benefits

June 27, 2013 | 12:12 pm

California Same-Sex Couples Look Forward to Federal Benefits

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In 2011, more than 28,000 California same-sex couples reported being married, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That includes the 18,000 couples estimated to have been married in the brief time that same-sex marriage was legal in the state. Proposition 8 put an end to that, but now that Wednesday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision has […]

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