Supreme Court Takes on Prop. 8, DOMA
More than four years after California voters approved Proposition 8, the state’s ban on same-sex marriage received a full hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court. It’s been a long and winding road to the high court – a road paved with joy, anger, euphoria and fear.
KQED and the California Report are providing full coverage of the Proposition 8 and DOMA hearings.
By Scott Shafer The U.S. Supreme Court could decide by September 25 whether it will review this year's 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision striking down California's Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage. On that day, the justices will … Continue reading
It's been more than a year since Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, who grew up in Santa Cruz, expressed his support for gay marriage in a video posted on YouTube. Since then the video has garnered more than 27,000 views; certainly … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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," … Continue reading
The other day we posted Rachael Myrow's interview with UC Davis law professor Vik Amar about the likelihood that the U.S. Supreme Court would take up the Proposition 8 case now that the high court is the last available avenue … Continue reading
Yesterday the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declined to grant a rehearing of the Proposition 8 case. In February, a three-judge panel of the court voted 2-1 to uphold a lower court's ruling that the same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, … Continue reading
The petition by Prop 8 proponents for a rehearing of the case by a larger panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has been denied. Read the ruling here Prop 8 proponents now have 90 days to file an … Continue reading
Update Tuesday: The petition for an en banc rehearing has been denied. Monday's post The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals just announced there will be a filing tomorrow in Perry v. Brown — the Proposition 8 case. "The filing will … Continue reading
Not sure this is going to go over well in North Carolina. In fact, I know it's not, judging by some of the comments on this WSOC TV Charlotte news story about a San Diego church's plan to put up … Continue reading
The American Foundation for Equal Rights, which is sponsoring the court challenge to Proposition 8, live-streamed Saturday night a Los Angeles reading of 8, Dustin Lance Black's play about the trial in which Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that California's same-sex … Continue reading