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Clooney Lends Star Power to Prop 8 Play

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The West Coast premiere of “8”, the stage play written by Academy Award-winner Dustin Lance Black (“Milk”), will star George Clooney. The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), which is funding the legal team fighting Prop. 8, announced that Clooney will perform at … Continue reading »

Prop. 8's Long and Winding Road Continues

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It’s been exactly a year since a panel of 9th Circuit Court judges heard oral arguments on an appeal of Judge Vaughn Walker’s 2010 decision striking down Prop. 8 for violating the U.S. Constitution. No decision has been rendered on that … Continue reading »

Prop. 8 Videos Released -- Almost.

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Video tapes of the 12-day federal trial over the constitutionality of Prop. 8 may soon be available for viewing. Federal Judge James Ware  Monday released a 16-page decision in which he found “no compelling reasons” to keep the tapes sealed now … Continue reading »

I Do? Don't Ask.

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As California continues along its long legal road to resolving Proposition 8, the issue of same sex marriage has surfaced in a rather unexpected place — the Navy. As the Pentagon prepares to lift its Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy banning … Continue reading »

Update: The Case For Imperial County

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   Hours after opponents of Prop. 8 submitted their arguments against allowing Imperial County’s new Clerk to intervene in the case, a counter-filing by attorneys for  Protect urged the 9th Circuit to grant their request — if Prop. 8 backers are … Continue reading »

Proposition 8 Appeals Hearing: Live Blog

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12:45 p.m.: Cooper closes with one last reminder that Colorado Amendment 2, struck down by Romer (1996) is fundamentally different from Proposition 8. Amendment 2 was much more sweeping. The hearing is adjourned. 12:44 p.m.: Cooper: Loving fundamentally different from … Continue reading »

Proposition 8 in the 9th: Pre-Hearing Edition

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Today’s the day the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco hears an appeal of last August’s federal court decision overturning California’s ban on same-sex marriage, Proposition 8. Here are a few readings to get us up to … Continue reading »

Headlines Bolster Prop. 8 Foes

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In a brief filed late Monday night by the legal eagles opposing Proposition 8, attorneys representing two same sex couples tied the kind of thinking behind the ballot measure to the recent spate of suicides among gay and lesbian youth. … Continue reading »

Lots of "friends" for and against Prop. 8

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A legal tsunami of Amicus curiae or “friend of the court” briefs are washing over the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, where a three-judge panel will consider Judge Vaugh Walker’s August decision striking down Prop. 8. A quick scan of … Continue reading »

Abel Is Unwilling.

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Supporters of Prop. 8 spotted an opening to get the state to file an appeal on behalf of the measure. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has declined to file that appeal, saying he supported Judge Walker’s decision striking it down. With Arnold … Continue reading »