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Gay Marriage Ban Backers Seek Supreme Court Review

July 31, 2012 | 10:49 am

Gay Marriage Ban Backers Seek Supreme Court Review

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Backers of California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule a federal appeals court that struck down the measure as unconstitutional. Lawyers for the coalition of religious conservative groups that sponsored the ban, known as Proposition 8, petitioned the Supreme Court Tuesday to review the […]

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What the Episcopal Same-Sex Union and Transgender Resolutions Mean for Californians

July 11, 2012 | 5:07 pm

What the Episcopal Same-Sex Union and Transgender Resolutions Mean for Californians

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It’s been a long time coming. The Episcopal Church’s decision to bless same-sex unions and ordain transgender priests was in the works for as many as 40 years, local leaders of the church told KQED’s Stephanie Martin. Martin spoke to two of the people who have pushed for change within the church. Jay Johnson is […]

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A Leading Gay Marriage Foe Reconsiders

June 22, 2012 | 12:39 pm

A Leading Gay Marriage Foe Reconsiders

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by Laird Harrison and Scott Shafer He waffled. He backtracked. And on Friday David Blankenhorn, a leading opponent of gay marriage, announced in the New York Times that he is giving in. In his 2007 book “The Future of Marriage,” and in testimony defending California’s Proposition 8 in court, Blankenhorn argued that marriage should only […]

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