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  • Clerk's office defies order; no same-sex marriage licenses

    Clerk's office defies order; no same-sex marriage licenses

    Thursday, August 13 2015 11:44 AM EDT2015-08-13 15:44:38 GMT
    Thursday, August 13 2015 11:44 AM EDT2015-08-13 15:44:38 GMT
    A clerk's office turned away gay couples who sought marriage licenses on Thursday, defying a federal judge's order that said deeply held Christian beliefs don't excuse officials from following the law. 
    A clerk's office turned away gay couples who sought marriage licenses on Thursday, defying a federal judge's order that said deeply held Christian beliefs don't excuse officials from following the law. 
  • Boy Scouts of America to allow gay adult leaders

    Boy Scouts of America to allow gay adult leaders

    Monday, July 27 2015 7:29 PM EDT2015-07-27 23:29:06 GMT
    Tuesday, July 28 2015 2:13 PM EDT2015-07-28 18:13:52 GMT
    The Boy Scouts of America have ended a blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion because of their faith. 
    The Boy Scouts of America has ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. 
  • San Diego LGBT Pride Parade marches through stormy weather

    San Diego LGBT Pride Parade marches through stormy weather

    Friday, July 17 2015 10:21 AM EDT2015-07-17 14:21:05 GMT
    Sunday, July 19 2015 2:21 PM EDT2015-07-19 18:21:59 GMT
    Despite Saturday's rain, one of San Diego's biggest parties went on as planned. 
    Despite Saturday's rain, one of San Diego's biggest parties went on as planned. 
  • Supreme Court ruling makes pride parades historic, jubilant

    Supreme Court ruling makes pride parades historic, jubilant

    Sunday, June 28 2015 6:18 PM EDT2015-06-28 22:18:39 GMT
    Sunday, June 28 2015 6:18 PM EDT2015-06-28 22:18:39 GMT
    Hundreds of thousands of people on Sunday packed gay pride events from Chicago to New York City, Seattle to San Francisco, with overall attendance expected in the millions for what amounted to a celebration of a freshly endorsed right to marry. 
    Hundreds of thousands of people on Sunday packed gay pride events from Chicago to New York City, Seattle to San Francisco, with overall attendance expected in the millions for what amounted to a celebration of a freshly endorsed right to marry. 
  • Supreme Court extends gay marriage nationwide

    Supreme Court extends gay marriage nationwide

    Friday, June 26 2015 10:17 AM EDT2015-06-26 14:17:23 GMT
    Sunday, June 28 2015 2:17 PM EDT2015-06-28 18:17:05 GMT
    The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic culmination of decades of litigation over gay marriage and gay rights generally. 
    The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic culmination of decades of litigation over gay marriage and gay rights generally. 
  • A look at gay marriage reaction from across US

    A look at gay marriage reaction from across US

    Friday, June 26 2015 2:45 PM EDT2015-06-26 18:45:04 GMT
    Friday, June 26 2015 2:45 PM EDT2015-06-26 18:45:04 GMT
    Here are snapshot looks of Americans reacting to Friday's Supreme Court ruling declaring that same-sex couples have a right to marry in all 50 states. 
    Here are snapshot looks of Americans reacting to Friday's Supreme Court ruling declaring that same-sex couples have a right to marry in all 50 states. 
  • Same-sex marriage among last 5 Supreme Court cases

    Same-sex marriage among last 5 Supreme Court cases

    Thursday, June 25 2015 4:16 PM EDT2015-06-25 20:16:38 GMT
    Thursday, June 25 2015 5:12 PM EDT2015-06-25 21:12:47 GMT
    The right of same-sex couples to marry is the biggest of five cases still to be decided by the Supreme Court. 
    The right of same-sex couples to marry is the biggest of five cases still to be decided by the Supreme Court. 
  • Supreme Court to hear historic same-sex marriage arguments

    Supreme Court to hear historic same-sex marriage arguments

    Tuesday, April 28 2015 10:27 AM EDT2015-04-28 14:27:41 GMT
    Tuesday, April 28 2015 10:27 AM EDT2015-04-28 14:27:41 GMT
    The Supreme Court is set to hear historic arguments in cases that could make same-sex marriage the law of the land. 
    The Supreme Court is set to hear historic arguments in cases that could make same-sex marriage the law of the land. 
  • Gov. Snyder: Michigan will recognize about 300 gay marriages

    Gov. Snyder: Michigan will recognize about 300 gay marriages

    Wednesday, February 4 2015 4:25 PM EST2015-02-04 21:25:32 GMT
    Wednesday, February 4 2015 4:25 PM EST2015-02-04 21:25:33 GMT
    Michigan will recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed during a brief window when they were allowed last year, Gov. Rick Snyder announced Wednesday. 
    Michigan will recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed during a brief window when they were allowed last year, Gov. Rick Snyder announced Wednesday. 
  • Court clears the way for gay marriage expansion

    Court clears the way for gay marriage expansion

    Monday, October 6 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-10-06 22:26:14 GMT
    Monday, October 6 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-10-06 22:26:18 GMT
    The Supreme Court unexpectedly cleared the way Monday for a dramatic expansion of gay marriage in the United States and may have signaled that it's only a matter of time before same-sex couples can marry in all 50 states. 
    The Supreme Court unexpectedly cleared the way Monday for a dramatic expansion of gay marriage in the United States and may have signaled that it's only a matter of time before same-sex couples can marry in all 50 states. 
  • Rally planned next week for Marriage Equality Day

    Rally planned next week for Marriage Equality Day

    Thursday, June 19 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-06-19 16:11:24 GMT
    Thursday, June 19 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-06-19 16:11:24 GMT
    Mayor Kevin Faulconer has declared June 26th 'Marriage Equality Day' in San Diego. 
    Mayor Kevin Faulconer has declared June 26th 'Marriage Equality Day' in San Diego. 
  • New calls for county clerk's resignation

    New calls for county clerk's resignation

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 1:07 PM EST2014-01-28 18:07:00 GMT
    Tuesday, January 28 2014 11:34 PM EST2014-01-29 04:34:31 GMT
    The San Diego County Clerk is being urged to resign. LGBT leaders are calling for Ernest Dronenburg to step down after new evidence of alleged abuse of power. 
    The San Diego County Clerk is being urged to resign. LGBT leaders are calling for Ernest Dronenburg to step down after new evidence of alleged abuse of power. 
  • Court challenge fails to stop Calif gay marriages

    Court challenge fails to stop Calif gay marriages

    Wednesday, August 14 2013 6:17 PM EDT2013-08-14 22:17:00 GMT
    Wednesday, August 14 2013 11:07 PM EDT2013-08-15 03:07:12 GMT
    The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to halt gay marriages in the state, leaving opponents of same-sex weddings few — if any — legal options to stop the unions. 
    The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to halt gay marriages in the state, leaving opponents of same-sex weddings few — if any — legal options to stop the unions. 
  • San Diego County clerk seeks end to gay marriages

    San Diego County clerk seeks end to gay marriages

    Friday, July 19 2013 7:27 PM EDT2013-07-19 23:27:17 GMT
    Saturday, July 20 2013 12:16 PM EDT2013-07-20 16:16:41 GMT
    The San Diego County Clerk filed a Proposition 8-related petition Friday asking the California Supreme Court to prohibit county clerks from issuing same-sex marriages licenses. 
    The San Diego County Clerk filed a Proposition 8-related petition Friday asking the California Supreme Court to prohibit county clerks from issuing same-sex marriages licenses. 
  • Gay, lesbian couples flock to Calif. courts to wed

    Gay, lesbian couples flock to Calif. courts to wed

    Tuesday, July 2 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-07-02 13:13:40 GMT
    Tuesday, July 2 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-07-02 13:13:41 GMT
    Jubilant gay and lesbian couples flocked to city halls and county courthouses across California to wed with pets, siblings and kids in tow as same-sex marriages resumed across the state following a five-year legal hiatus. 
    Jubilant gay and lesbian couples flocked to city halls and county courthouses across California to wed with pets, siblings and kids in tow as same-sex marriages resumed across the state following a five-year legal hiatus. 
  • Same-sex weddings underway in San Diego

    Same-sex weddings underway in San Diego

    Monday, July 1 2013 1:12 PM EDT2013-07-01 17:12:10 GMT
    Monday, July 1 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-07-01 22:58:15 GMT
    Same-sex couples were married Monday at the County Administration Center in San Diego for the first time since the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, under which Proposition 8 was struck down as unconstitutional. 
    Same-sex couples were married Monday at the County Administration Center in San Diego for the first time since the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, under which Proposition 8 was struck down as unconstitutional. 
  • Court wins draw big crowds to gay pride parades

    Court wins draw big crowds to gay pride parades

    Monday, July 1 2013 9:57 AM EDT2013-07-01 13:57:58 GMT
    Monday, July 1 2013 9:57 AM EDT2013-07-01 13:57:58 GMT
    Gay rights supporters crowded parade routes in San Francisco, New York and other major U.S. cities to celebrate what once was unimaginable — two Supreme Court victories on same-sex marriage. 
    Gay rights supporters crowded parade routes in San Francisco, New York and other major U.S. cities to celebrate what once was unimaginable — two Supreme Court victories on same-sex marriage. 
  • San Diegans react to SCOTUS rulings on Prop 8, DOMA

    San Diegans react to SCOTUS rulings on Prop 8, DOMA

    Wednesday, June 26 2013 10:54 AM EDT2013-06-26 14:54:01 GMT
    Saturday, June 29 2013 2:47 PM EDT2013-06-29 18:47:36 GMT
    San Diego supporters of same-sex marriage were celebrating Wednesday, with the U.S. Supreme Court clearing the way for same-sex unions to resume in California, although the  
    San Diego supporters of same-sex marriage were celebrating Wednesday, with the U.S. Supreme Court clearing the way for same-sex unions to resume in California, although the high court fell short of setting a precedent that would legalize gay marriage across the country. 
  • Same-sex marriages resume in California; San Diego awaiting official word

    Same-sex marriages resume in California; San Diego awaiting official word

    Friday, June 28 2013 7:05 PM EDT2013-06-28 23:05:21 GMT
    Friday, June 28 2013 9:45 PM EDT2013-06-29 01:45:25 GMT
    Same-sex couples in San Diego County and across the state were cleared Friday to get married. 
    Same-sex couples in San Diego County and across the state were cleared Friday to get married, with a federal appeals court lifting a stay it had placed on the unions while the battle over Proposition 8 was pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. However, the San Diego County Recorder has not been reached yet for comment on when they will be ready to start processing marriage licenses. 
  • Supreme Court strikes federal marriage provision

    Supreme Court strikes federal marriage provision

    Wednesday, June 26 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-06-26 13:13:27 GMT
    Wednesday, June 26 2013 7:24 PM EDT2013-06-26 23:24:18 GMT
    In a historic victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples. 
    In a historic victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California. 
  • Gay Washington state couples get marriage licenses

    Gay Washington state couples get marriage licenses

    Thursday, December 6 2012 1:51 PM EST2012-12-06 18:51:50 GMT
    Thursday, December 6 2012 7:26 PM EST2012-12-07 00:26:59 GMT
    Hundreds of same-sex couples across Washington state started picking up marriage licenses Thursday as a voter-approved law legalizing gay marriage took effect. 
    Hundreds of same-sex couples across Washington state started picking up marriage licenses Thursday as a voter-approved law legalizing gay marriage took effect. 
  • No Court announcement yet on gay marriage cases

    No Court announcement yet on gay marriage cases

    Friday, November 30 2012 2:12 PM EST2012-11-30 19:12:52 GMT
    Friday, November 30 2012 5:08 PM EST2012-11-30 22:08:26 GMT
    There's been no announcement Friday from the Supreme Court on its plans for dealing with the court fights over gay marriage. 
    There's been no announcement Friday from the Supreme Court on its plans for dealing with the court fights over gay marriage. 
  • Gay marriage, marijuana backed in historic votes

    Gay marriage, marijuana backed in historic votes

    Wednesday, November 7 2012 1:37 AM EST2012-11-07 06:37:05 GMT
    Wednesday, November 7 2012 8:52 AM EST2012-11-07 13:52:29 GMT
    Voters a continent apart made history Tuesday on two divisive social issues, with Maine and Maryland becoming the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote while Washington state
     
    Altering the course of U.S social policy, Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, while Washington state and Colorado set up a showdown with federal authorities by legalizing recreational use of marijuana. 
  • Views shift little after Obama backs gay marriage

    Views shift little after Obama backs gay marriage

    Friday, June 22 2012 10:00 AM EDT2012-06-22 14:00:50 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2012 10:00 AM EDT2012-06-22 14:00:50 GMT
    President Barack Obama's endorsement of gay marriage did little to shift the nation's views on the subject, with a new poll finding that the public remains evenly split on the issue. 
    President Barack Obama's endorsement of gay marriage did little to shift the nation's views on the subject, with a new poll finding that the public remains evenly split on the issue. 
  • 5 reasons gay marriage losing streak may be over

    5 reasons gay marriage losing streak may be over

    Thursday, June 14 2012 1:09 PM EDT2012-06-14 17:09:38 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2012 1:09 PM EDT2012-06-14 17:09:38 GMT
    Opponents of gay marriage have an unblemished track record in U.S. elections, chalking up 32 victories in 32 public votes. 
    Opponents of gay marriage have an unblemished track record in U.S. elections, chalking up 32 victories in 32 public votes. 
  • Biden proves catalyst for Obama on gay marriage

    Biden proves catalyst for Obama on gay marriage

    Friday, May 11 2012 9:43 AM EDT2012-05-11 13:43:05 GMT
    Friday, May 11 2012 9:43 AM EDT2012-05-11 13:43:05 GMT
    Sorry, Mr. President. 
    Sorry, Mr. President. 
  • Obama voices his support for gay marriage

    Obama voices his support for gay marriage

    Wednesday, May 9 2012 3:17 PM EDT2012-05-09 19:17:48 GMT
    Wednesday, May 9 2012 5:47 PM EDT2012-05-09 21:47:10 GMT
    Equivocal no longer, President Barack Obama declared his support for gay marriage on Wednesday in a historic announcement that instantly elevated a polarizing social issue to a
     
    Equivocal no longer, President Barack Obama declared his support for gay marriage on Wednesday in a historic announcement that instantly elevated a polarizing social issue to a more prominent role in the 2012 race for the White House. 
  • Prop. 8 backers seek review of gay marriage case

    Prop. 8 backers seek review of gay marriage case

    Tuesday, February 21 2012 6:18 PM EST2012-02-21 23:18:17 GMT
    Tuesday, February 21 2012 10:25 PM EST2012-02-22 03:25:59 GMT
    The backers of California's same-sex marriage ban petitioned a federal appeals court Tuesday to review a split decision by three of its judges that struck down the voter-approved law known as Proposition 8. 
    The backers of California's same-sex marriage ban petitioned a federal appeals court Tuesday to review a split decision by three of its judges that struck down the voter-approved law known as Proposition 8. 
  • Mayor Sanders is co-chair for gay marriage organization

    Mayor Sanders is co-chair for gay marriage organization

    Friday, January 20 2012 11:25 AM EST2012-01-20 16:25:05 GMT
    Friday, January 20 2012 2:49 PM EST2012-01-20 19:49:05 GMT
    Mayor Jerry Sanders joined 80 mayors nationwide in expressing support for same-sex marriage. 
    Mayor Jerry Sanders joined 80 mayors nationwide in expressing support for same-sex marriage. 
  • Calif court mulls appeal rights of Prop 8 backers

    Calif court mulls appeal rights of Prop 8 backers

    Tuesday, September 6 2011 7:36 PM EDT2011-09-06 23:36:01 GMT
    Tuesday, September 6 2011 7:36 PM EDT2011-09-06 23:36:01 GMT
    California's highest court seemed inclined Tuesday to side with backers of the state's same-sex marriage ban in thinking that the state Constitution gives ballot initiative proponents legal authority 
    California's highest court seemed inclined Tuesday to side with backers of the state's same-sex marriage ban in thinking that the state Constitution gives ballot initiative proponents legal authority to defend their measures in court. 
  • All eyes on NY as pressure mounts for gay marriage

    All eyes on NY as pressure mounts for gay marriage

    Thursday, June 16 2011 11:43 AM EDT2011-06-16 15:43:55 GMT
    Thursday, June 16 2011 7:33 PM EDT2011-06-16 23:33:58 GMT
    Gay couples watched anxiously as a closely divided New York Senate started, then stalled, down the path toward a vote on whether to legalize gay marriage. 
    Gay couples watched anxiously as a closely divided New York Senate started, then stalled, down the path toward a vote on whether to legalize gay marriage, a pivotal decision with national consequences that looked more and more likely to rest in the hands of just two Republican Catholics from conservative upstate areas. 
  • Appeal planned after gay marriage ban upheld in Calif

    Appeal planned after gay marriage ban upheld in Calif

    Tuesday, June 14 2011 1:54 PM EDT2011-06-14 17:54:39 GMT
    Tuesday, June 14 2011 7:46 PM EDT2011-06-14 23:46:17 GMT
    The sponsors of California's same-sex marriage ban are planning to appeal a federal judge's decision. 
    The sponsors of California's same-sex marriage ban are planning to appeal a federal judge's decision that his predecessor had no obligation to divulge that he was in a long-term relationship with another man when he struck down the ban. 
  • Bankruptcy court rules against gay-marriage ban

    Bankruptcy court rules against gay-marriage ban

    Tuesday, June 14 2011 6:06 PM EDT2011-06-14 22:06:49 GMT
    Tuesday, June 14 2011 6:06 PM EDT2011-06-14 22:06:49 GMT
    The country's largest consumer bankruptcy court has ruled that the federal law prohibiting same-sex marriages is unconstitutional. 
    The country's largest consumer bankruptcy court has ruled that the federal law prohibiting same-sex marriages is unconstitutional. 
  • US gay-marriage ban under assault but still potent

    US gay-marriage ban under assault but still potent

    Sunday, April 10 2011 12:23 PM EDT2011-04-10 16:23:32 GMT
    Sunday, April 10 2011 12:23 PM EDT2011-04-10 16:23:32 GMT
    These are frustrating, tantalizing days for many of the same-sex couples who seized the chance to marry in recent years. 
    These are frustrating, tantalizing days for many of the same-sex couples who seized the chance to marry in recent years. 
  • Court weighs constitutionality of gay marriage ban

    Court weighs constitutionality of gay marriage ban

    Tuesday, December 7 2010 12:31 PM EST2010-12-07 17:31:23 GMT
    Tuesday, December 7 2010 12:31 PM EST2010-12-07 17:31:23 GMT
    A line of questioning at an appeals court hearing over California's gay marriage ban suggested the three judges could issue a decision that would legalize same-sex marriage in that state. 
    A line of questioning at an appeals court hearing over California's gay marriage ban suggested the three judges could issue a decision that would legalize same-sex marriage in that state but leave intact bans in other western states under the court's jurisdiction. 
  • Court won't force Calif officials to defend Prop 8

    Court won't force Calif officials to defend Prop 8

    Friday, September 3 2010 12:07 PM EDT2010-09-03 16:07:28 GMT
    Friday, September 3 2010 12:07 PM EDT2010-09-03 16:07:29 GMT
    A California court has refused to order Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown to appeal a ruling that overturned the state's gay marriage ban. 
    A California court has refused to order Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown to appeal a ruling that overturned the state's gay marriage ban. 
  • Calif bill protects clergy opposed to gay marriage

    Calif bill protects clergy opposed to gay marriage

    Wednesday, August 25 2010 8:06 PM EDT2010-08-26 00:06:26 GMT
    Wednesday, August 25 2010 8:10 PM EDT2010-08-26 00:10:39 GMT
    Clergy who refuse to sanction same-sex marriages would be protected under a bill sent to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's desk by the state Senate. 
    Clergy who refuse to sanction same-sex marriages would be protected under a bill sent to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's desk by the state Senate. 
  • Pro-gay marriage demonstrators arrested at county building

    Pro-gay marriage demonstrators arrested at county building

    Thursday, August 19 2010 3:19 PM EDT2010-08-19 19:19:29 GMT
    Thursday, August 19 2010 5:05 PM EDT2010-08-19 21:05:21 GMT
    About a dozen demonstrators who gathered in front of the county clerk's office Thursday to demand the issuance of marriage licenses for same-sex couples were arrested. 
    About a dozen demonstrators who gathered in front of the county clerk's office Thursday to demand the issuance of marriage licenses for same-sex couples were arrested after refusing orders to disperse, authorities reported. 
  • Gay marriage advocates continue to fight for right to wed

    Gay marriage advocates continue to fight for right to wed

    Wednesday, August 18 2010 3:07 AM EDT2010-08-18 07:07:48 GMT
    Wednesday, August 18 2010 4:23 AM EDT2010-08-18 08:23:29 GMT
    In the wake of Monday's appeals court ruling temporarily blocking same-sex marriages in California, advocates of same-sex marriage say they will continue to wage their fight for the right to wed. 
    In the wake of Monday's appeals court ruling temporarily blocking same-sex marriages in California, advocates of same-sex marriage say they will continue to wage their fight for the right to wed. 
  • Appeal filed over gay marriage ruling in Calif.

    Appeal filed over gay marriage ruling in Calif.

    Thursday, August 5 2010 12:24 PM EDT2010-08-05 16:24:02 GMT
    Thursday, August 5 2010 1:45 PM EDT2010-08-05 17:45:34 GMT
    Supporters of California's gay marriage ban filed an appeal Thursday of a federal judge's ruling striking down the voter-approved law. 
    Supporters of California's gay marriage ban filed an appeal Thursday of a federal judge's ruling striking down the voter-approved law. 
  • Witness says gay marriage would help children

    Witness says gay marriage would help children

    Wednesday, January 27 2010 12:12 PM EST2010-01-27 17:12:57 GMT
    Wednesday, January 27 2010 12:13 PM EST2010-01-27 17:13:02 GMT
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Allowing same-sex couples to get married would improve the well-being of children raised by gay parents but should not be pursued as social policy. 
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Allowing same-sex couples to get married would improve the well-being of children raised by gay parents but should not be pursued as social policy because it would further weaken marriage as an institution, the head of a private think tank testified during a federal trial challenging California's gay marriage ban. 
  • Witness in marriage trial says gays face job bias

    Witness in marriage trial says gays face job bias

    Tuesday, January 26 2010 4:47 PM EST2010-01-26 21:47:30 GMT
    Tuesday, January 26 2010 4:47 PM EST2010-01-26 21:47:33 GMT
    A political scientist testified Tuesday in a trial challenging California's ban on same-sex marriage that gays and lesbians face significant discrimination in the workplace. 
    A political scientist testified Tuesday in a trial challenging California's ban on same-sex marriage that gays and lesbians face significant discrimination in the workplace. 
  • Film focuses on Mormon role in gay marriage ban

    Film focuses on Mormon role in gay marriage ban

    Monday, January 25 2010 1:32 PM EST2010-01-25 18:32:25 GMT
    Monday, January 25 2010 1:32 PM EST2010-01-25 18:32:31 GMT
    The Utah-based Mormon church plays a starring role in a new Sundance Film Festival documentary about the 2008 ballot initiative that successfully banned gay marriage in California. 
    The Utah-based Mormon church plays a starring role in a new Sundance Film Festival documentary about the 2008 ballot initiative that successfully banned gay marriage in California. 
  • Prop 8 trial witness: Being gay not a choice

    Prop 8 trial witness: Being gay not a choice

    Friday, January 22 2010 7:20 PM EST2010-01-23 00:20:49 GMT
    Friday, January 22 2010 7:20 PM EST2010-01-23 00:20:49 GMT
    A social psychologist testified Friday in a trial challenging California's gay marriage ban that leading mental health associations stopped thinking of homosexuality as a mental illness decades ago. 
    A social psychologist testified Friday in a trial challenging California's gay marriage ban that leading mental health associations stopped thinking of homosexuality as a mental illness decades ago. 
  • Prop. 8 backer stands by views on pedophilia

    Prop. 8 backer stands by views on pedophilia

    Thursday, January 21 2010 8:31 PM EST2010-01-22 01:31:42 GMT
    Thursday, January 21 2010 8:31 PM EST2010-01-22 01:31:47 GMT
    A proponent of California's same-sex marriage ban testified Thursday that he thinks gays are more likely to be pedophiles and that allowing... 
    A proponent of California's same-sex marriage ban testified Thursday that he thinks gays are more likely to be pedophiles and that allowing them to wed would lead to efforts to lower the age at which teenagers can legally have sex with adults. 
  • Gay marriage ban backer to be hostile witness

    Gay marriage ban backer to be hostile witness

    Thursday, January 21 2010 10:36 AM EST2010-01-21 15:36:01 GMT
    Thursday, January 21 2010 10:45 AM EST2010-01-21 15:45:10 GMT
    A proponent of California's same-sex marriage ban who warned that gay rights activists would try to legalize sex with children if Proposition 8 did not pass is expected to be called as a hostile witness Thursday for two same-sex couples suing to overturn the measure. 
  • Economist: Evidence backing gay marriage is in

    Economist: Evidence backing gay marriage is in

    Wednesday, January 20 2010 10:27 AM EST2010-01-20 15:27:10 GMT
    Wednesday, January 20 2010 10:29 AM EST2010-01-20 15:29:00 GMT
    Same-sex couples in some parts of the United States have been able to wed for long enough to conclude that expanding gay marriage to other states would not undermine traditional marriages, a University of Massachusetts economist testified during a trial on California's same-sex marriage ban. 
  • San Diego mayor: Bias drove his gay marriage stand

    San Diego mayor: Bias drove his gay marriage stand

    Tuesday, January 19 2010 12:49 PM EST2010-01-19 17:49:31 GMT
    Tuesday, January 19 2010 6:49 PM EST2010-01-19 23:49:30 GMT
    The mayor of San Diego testified Tuesday that he regretted opposing same-sex marriage before learning his daughter was a lesbian in a committed relationship. 
    The mayor of San Diego testified Tuesday that he regretted opposing same-sex marriage before learning his daughter was a lesbian in a committed relationship. 
  • Same-sex marriage judge dealt with other gay cases

    Same-sex marriage judge dealt with other gay cases

    Tuesday, January 19 2010 1:42 PM EST2010-01-19 18:42:09 GMT
    Tuesday, January 19 2010 1:47 PM EST2010-01-19 18:47:45 GMT
    The appointment of Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Richard Walker to the bench was held up for two years during the late 1980s in part because he had angered gay rights activists. 
    The appointment of Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Richard Walker to the bench was held up for two years during the late 1980s in part because he had angered gay rights activists. 
  • Psychologist: kids do fine with gay parents

    Psychologist: kids do fine with gay parents

    Friday, January 15 2010 5:43 PM EST2010-01-15 22:43:10 GMT
    Friday, January 15 2010 5:51 PM EST2010-01-15 22:51:20 GMT
    Children raised by same-sex parents are as well-adjusted and safe from abuse as kids who grow up with a mother and father, a Cambridge University psychologist testified Friday. 
    Children raised by same-sex parents are as well-adjusted and safe from abuse as kids who grow up with a mother and father, a Cambridge University psychologist testified Friday in a federal lawsuit challenging California's same-sex marriage ban. 
  • Columbia prof says Prop 8 adds to gay health woes

    Columbia prof says Prop 8 adds to gay health woes

    Friday, January 15 2010 11:33 AM EST2010-01-15 16:33:50 GMT
    Friday, January 15 2010 11:33 AM EST2010-01-15 16:33:58 GMT
    A Columbia University social scientist says California's voter-enacted ban on same-sex marriages contributed to the social stigma that makes gay men and lesbians more susceptible to depression, suicide and substance abuse. 
    A Columbia University social scientist says California's voter-enacted ban on same-sex marriages contributed to the social stigma that makes gay men and lesbians more susceptible to depression, suicide and substance abuse. 
  • SF economist says gay marriage ban costs city

    SF economist says gay marriage ban costs city

    Thursday, January 14 2010 5:16 PM EST2010-01-14 22:16:59 GMT
    Thursday, January 14 2010 5:19 PM EST2010-01-14 22:19:36 GMT
    A state ban on gay marriage is costing the city of San Francisco millions of dollars a year in lost revenue and increased services, an economist testified Thursday in a lawsuit aimed at overturning the prohibition. 
    A state ban on gay marriage is costing the city of San Francisco millions of dollars a year in lost revenue and increased services, an economist testified Thursday in a lawsuit aimed at overturning the prohibition. 
  • Prop. 8 backer questioned about child sex comment

    Prop. 8 backer questioned about child sex comment

    Thursday, January 14 2010 11:52 AM EST2010-01-14 16:52:45 GMT
    Thursday, January 14 2010 11:52 AM EST2010-01-14 16:52:57 GMT
    Animosity against gays was so prevalent in the campaign to ban same-sex marriage in California that voters were told legalizing sex with children was next if gay couples were given the right to wed, according to attorneys trying to overturn the measure. 
  • High court: No cameras at gay marriage trial

    High court: No cameras at gay marriage trial

    Wednesday, January 13 2010 11:35 AM EST2010-01-13 16:35:49 GMT
    Wednesday, January 13 2010 4:58 PM EST2010-01-13 21:58:23 GMT
     The Supreme Court has indefinitely blocked cameras from covering the high-profile federal court trial on the constitutionality of California's ban on same-sex marriage. 
    The Supreme Court has indefinitely blocked cameras from covering the high-profile federal court trial on the constitutionality of California's ban on same-sex marriage. 
  • Groundbreaking gay marriage trial starts in federal court

    Groundbreaking gay marriage trial starts in federal court

    Monday, January 11 2010 9:46 AM EST2010-01-11 14:46:34 GMT
    Monday, January 11 2010 12:56 PM EST2010-01-11 17:56:41 GMT
    The first federal trial to determine if the U.S. Constitution prohibits states from outlawing same-sex marriage got under way Monday. 
    The first federal trial to determine if the U.S. Constitution prohibits states from outlawing same-sex marriage got under way Monday, and the two gay couples on whose behalf the case was brought will be among the first witnesses. 
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