Tag: same-sex marriage
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone talks sports, same-sex marriage and reaching out to gay Catholics.
Equal treatment for gay and straight couples in wake of high court decision to strike down law.
The California Supreme Court today turned down a petition in which the sponsors of Proposition 8 sought to have the ban on same-sex marriage put back into effect in most of the state. The court, in an order issued in San Francisco, declined to grant a hearing on the petition, which was filed July 12. […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s highest court refused Tuesday to block the state from sanctioning same-sex marriages while it considers a petition arguing that a voter-approved gay marriage ban remains valid in all but two counties. Without comment, the California Supreme Court rejected a request from the elected government official in charge of issuing marriage […]
The California Supreme Court said today it won’t stop same-sex marriages in the state while considering an appeal by Proposition 8′s sponsors on whether a lower court’s decision allowing the marriages, reinstituted after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the case, applies statewide. Prop. 8 proponents had filed a petition with the court on Friday […]
The sponsors of Proposition 8 filed a petition with the California Supreme Court today to block the resumption of same-sex marriages in the state. In the filing, the sponsors argue that at least 56 of the state’s 58 county clerks are obligated by the state Constitution to refuse to issue gay and lesbian marriage licenses. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]