Tag: same-sex marriage
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. […]
After years of waiting, we finally have two U.S. Supreme Court rulings on the legality of same-sex marriage. But neither ruling was the type of clear-cut decision that advocates on both sides of the issue were hoping for. KQED spoke to several experts about the details of the cases and how this could all play […]
In Justice Antonin Scalia’s blistering dissent on the DOMA ruling, he states that majority of justices is now willing to declare same-sex marriage a constitutional right: “It takes real cheek for today’s majority to assure us, as it is going out the door, that a constitutional requirement to give formal recognition to same-sex marriage is […]
Carolyn Clark, Senior Communications Manager at Yahoo, reports that a number of search terms have been spiking at the giant portal related to the Supreme Court rulings on Prop 8 and DOMA Searches past 7 days ending June 25 (breakout refers to a term that is gaining interest and had little to no interest during […]
Thousands of people gathered in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, in San Francisco City Hall and in homes nationwide for long-awaited rulings on same-sex marriage this morning. While many people celebrated the Supreme Court overturning a provision of the Defense of Marriage Act and paving the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California, […]
The Supreme Court is expected to rule on Proposition 8 next week. There are a number of possible outcomes. (If you’re confused about any of this, start by reading the summary of what you need to know about Prop. 8 at the Supreme Court.) The U.S. Supreme Court could affirm the 9th Circuit decision that […]
Nearly five years after voters passed Proposition 8, the U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide the fate of California’s ban on same-sex marriage. But will that be the final word? When two same-sex couples filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Prop. 8, their attorney, Theodore Olson, described the issue in sweeping terms. “The case […]
Update: Half an hour after the Delaware Senate passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in The First State, Gov. Jack Markell signed the measure into law. The new statute allows same-sex marriages beginning July 1. Original post: DOVER, Del. (AP) — A divided Delaware state Senate voted Tuesday to make its state the 11th […]
Math has never looked so political. During the Supreme Court hearings on the issue last week, many supporters of same-sex marriage posted “=” symbols in place of their profile pictures on Facebook and Twitter. The symbols, still in use on many Facebook and Twitter accounts, look like this: Day 2 at the Supreme Court. Lets […]
On Wednesday morning the Supreme Court heard arguments on whether the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.
Listen to the hearing:
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Read all the of the case filings in the Proposition 8 and DOMA cases.