Tag: Proposition 8
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone talks sports, same-sex marriage and reaching out to gay Catholics.
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 […]
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 […]
KQED’s STEPHANIE MARTIN: Today’s Supreme Court ruling on Proposition 8 paves the way for same-sex weddings to resume in California, while the ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act makes married gay couples eligible for federal benefits. Santa Rosa residents Jay and Bryan Leffew are really looking forward to those benefits. They married in 2008 […]
To us non lawyers it looks pretty simple: either gay people can legally marry each other or they can’t.
But as the Supreme Court prepares to rule on California’s Proposition 8, the justices will weigh multiple options. Some decisions would settle the question throughout the country for the foreseeable future. Some could leave it dangling for years to come.
The high court will hear arguments on the case on Tuesday, with a decision expected in June.
To start with, the court isn’t just taking on Prop. 8, the California constitutional amendment that banned same-sex marriage. It’s also tackling the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal law that denies federal benefits of marriage to same-sex couples. The court will hear arguments on the DOMA on Wednesday. And the two decisions are intertwined.