Author Archives: Lisa Pickoff-White

About Lisa Pickoff-White

Lisa Pickoff-White is KQED's Senior Interactive News Producer. Her work has been honored with awards from the Online News Association, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Society of Professional Journalists and SXSW Interactive. Lisa specializes in visual journalism, including photography and data.

Appeals Court Puts a Hold on Same-Sex Marriages

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals put same-sex weddings in California on hold, while it considers the constitutionality of Proposition 8. The appeals court’s order trumps District Vaughn Walker’s ruling last week that would have allowed county clerks to begin … Continue reading »


Same-Sex Marriages Could Bring California Millions

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If California resumed allowing same-sex marriage, it could pull in about $492 million over the next three years, a UCLA professor found. M.V.Kee Badgett, research director at the Williams Institute at UCLA, estimates that about 37,000 day couples who live … Continue reading »


Supporters of Proposition 8 File Emergency Appeal

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Supporters of Proposition 8 filed for an emergency stay of Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling to allow same-sex marriages. They argue that other courts have routinely ruled that marriage has been traditionally defined as between a man and a woman, and … Continue reading »


Analyzing the Prop. 8 Appeal

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Host Cy Musiker spoke to U.C. Davis law professor Vikram Amar about what happens next to Proposition 8. Musiker: Judge Walker seems to be taking a lot of jabs at the defendants in the Prop 8 case. Amar: Well one … Continue reading »


Prop. 8 Overturned: What Happens Next?

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U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker issued a ruling lifting the hold on same-sex marriages. The ruling will not take affect until August 18 at 5 p.m., giving Proposition 8 supporters a chance to appeal his decision and continue the hold … Continue reading »


Imperial County Files to Intervene in Proposition 8 Appeals

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Last December Imperial County filed to intervene as defendants of Proposition 8. If the county is allowed to “intervene” they would become a party in the case. Lawyers from Advocates for Faith and Freedom represented the county. However, along with … Continue reading »


Schwarzenegger, Brown Support Resuming Same-Sex Marriages

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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown filed motions Friday calling for Judge Vaughn Walker to lift his stay on same-sex weddings in California. While U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker overturned Proposition 8, the same-sex marriage ban, on Wednesday, … Continue reading »


Prop. 8 Overturned, What's Next?

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U.S. District Court Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker handed down his decision overturning Proposition 8 Wednesday afternoon. However, the judge also issued a stay on same-sex marriages.