In a 5-4 ruling this morning the U.S. Supreme Court deemed section 3 of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act -- the part that prohibited same-sex couples from tax breaks and other benefits associated with marriage -- unconstitutional on equal protection grounds. It also toppled an appeal of a landmark C ... More >>
If anyone could possibly upstage Michelle Shocked with a homophobic tirade, it's Justice Antonin Scalia. Or at least, he'd be a decent opening act for her. We won't bore you by providing bullet points of the anti-gay "bigotry" he's spewed over the years as a Supreme Court Justice, but what we will ... More >>
Earlier today, Justice Antonin Scalia made himself (in)famous among gays when he bluntly asked: "When did it became unconstitutional to exclude homosexual couples from marriage?" After a few back-and-forths with Ted Olson, the attorney representing the plaintiff's in the Proposition 8 case heard by ... More >>
The WinkleviiReaders, we have never met Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. The pair come off as douche-bags -- albeit somewhat righteously angered douche-bags -- in The Social Network, the 2010 movie that offered a very liberally construed version of Facebook's foundation myth. But was there any truth ... More >>
Keep shooting, kidsKids can continue to legally play ultraviolent videogames after the Supreme Court ruled this morning that California cannot restrict kids from buying or renting the shooting games. The court voted 7-2 that such a ban, which was spearheaded by Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Franci ... More >>
Give me liberty or give me death, douche bags!From the Sacramento suburb of Citrus Heights comes the latest tale of First Amendment issues in the digital age -- this one sparked by a high school sophomore who was suspended for calling his biology teacher a "douche bag" on Facebook.As California W ... More >>
The Showdown is just a few doors down from Market Street, and has seemingly changed hands more times than a perfidious poker player. It was the Arrow Bar for a long time, then it was the Matador. The new ownership has chosen a name that belies some sort of ultimatum: "I'll see you at high noon, O ... More >>
Feds Losing Their HeadsThe quest to incarcerate home run champion Barry Lamar Bonds took a perhaps fatal twist on Friday, when a judge ruled that prosecutors cannot use key evidence in their case to prove the 45-year old slugger lied about using steroids.
Twenty-seven months after a San Francisco jury levied a gargantuan $16 million judgment against SF Weekly and its parent company for allegedly trying to "injure" the Bay Guardian, the California Court of Appeal heard oral arguments in the case Friday morning. The brief session before a thr ... More >>
Despite Obama's promises of change, corporate crooks are still going unpunished for their roles in the financial collapse.
Civic Center Plaza, 6:58 a.m. By 7 a.m., the anti-homosexual zealots were roaring, the police were telling the guy with the Sodomy-Will-Destroy-America message mounted on his Japanese-made truck to move along, and the gay and lesbian chorus with the pink-haired director (quite good!) were warming u ... More >>