Same-Sex Marriage

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    April 4, 2014

    Did SF Archdiocese Put Nancy Pelosi on Probation From Communion in the Catholic Church?

    This week, Right Wing News reported that San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone indicated Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi shouldn't receive Holy Communion anymore, because of her positions deviate from the teachings of the church. As you recall, the Archbishop drew the ire of the LGBT community w ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013

    Gay Marriage: Feds to Finally Recognize Same-Sex Couples for Tax Purposes

    Same-sex couples who rushed to City Hall after the Supreme Court's anti-DOMA ruling in June can rest easier now, knowing that they now have an endorsement from the U.S. Treasury Department. Officials announced today that they will respect gay marriages on all federal tax forms, regardless of where ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    Marriage Equality Folks Still Trying to Stop Gay Marriage

    Two San Francisco pols -- California Attorney General Kamala Harris and San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera -- rebuffed marriage equality opponents today, urging the California Supreme Court Monday to ignore two new lawsuits aimed to again try stop same-sex marriage. The two lawsuits are att ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    Anti-Gay Marriage Folks Just Can't Let it Go, File Petition to Stop Same-Sex Weddings

    Acceptance is always the hardest part of the letting go process, and it appears there's a legion of anti-gay people out there struggling with the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision to let gays marry. Big time. According to the City Attorney's Office, opponents of same-sex marriage are now asking ... More >>

  • News

    July 3, 2013
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    July 1, 2013

    More than 400 Same-Sex Couples Got Hitched Over Gay Pride Weekend

    Within an hour after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday lifted its 2010 injunction that prohibited same-sex marriages, gay couples rushed to San Francisco City Hall to tie the knot. By the end of Sunday, the city clerk had performed 469 same-sex marriage ceremonies, city officials said tod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Dennis Herrera Already Flogging Gay Marriage for Fund-Raising

    Gay couples have haven't had the chance to ship out a save the date, and already a committee working on behalf of City Attorney Dennis Herrera is angling for much more than an invite to the wedding. Just two days after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the path for gay marriage in California, Herrera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    One Couple's Journey to Marriage Equality

    When most newly engaged couples imagine their wedding day, they picture it as a singular event -- one ceremony that will bind them together, forever. For LGBT couples like Brad Stauffer and John Vieira, the dream is different. The pair have celebrated three weddings over the past decade, and if th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Supreme Court Paves the Way for Gay Marriage, Strikes Down DOMA, Dismisses Prop. 8

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Prop. 8: Revisiting Judge Vaughn Walker's Masterpiece

    When Judge Vaughn Walker in 2010 delivered his legal masterpiece, meticulously putting foes of same-sex marriage into clown suits, many smart folks predicted its 15 citations of Justice Anthony Kennedy's own rulings would make it difficult for the Supreme Court's swing vote to disagree with himself. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    San Francisco Celebrates Gay Marriage

    Hundreds of gay marriage supporters gathered at city hall early this morning to wait -- and then celebrate -- the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. Minutes after the top court announced that it was tossing out Prop. 8, the state's ban on gay marriage, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Prop 8. Ruling to Come Wednesday

    Once again, the Supreme Court ruled on a slew of cases this morning, but none that would bring some resolution to the gay marriage issue in California. The court did not make a ruling on Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, but indicated that decision will likely be handed down to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    No Ruling on Gay Marriage Again Today

    If you had taken the day off in hopes of celebrating or crying over a gay marriage ruling, you might as well get dressed and go to work. The Supreme Court ruled on a handful of cases this morning, but none of them dealt with same-sex marriage. The next time the court could make a ruling on Proposi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Gay Marriage Rulings Won't Come Today

    If you're on the edge of your seat about this whole gay marriage issue, you will have to try and get comfortable in that spot. The U.S. Supreme Court issued three rulings this morning, none of which involved same-sex marriage. The next time the court could issue a decision on Proposition 8, Califor ... More >>

  • News

    June 19, 2013
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    June 19, 2013

    All Signs Point to"Yes" for Marriage Equality

    The gay marriage ruling we've all been waiting for could finally come tomorrow. Until then, you can watch and listen as every politician and political wonk weighs in, mostly favorably, giving the gay community the boost it needs. Today we heard from Alaska's Lisa Murkowski, who became the third GO ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    S.F. Wedding Planners Gear Up for Gay Marriage

    In a city awash in all things gay, perhaps nobody is waiting for the Supreme Court's June ruling on Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, more than wedding planners. In fact, many San Francisco businesses are pretty well-versed on planning gay weddings, since they've been assisting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Poll: Californians Are Warming Up to the Idea of Gays Getting Married

    Equality California, an LGBT advocacy group, released a new poll yesterday that will give the gay community something to celebrate this month alongside gay pride: Majority of likely California voters now support same-sex marriage. The poll shows that of the 800 likely voters surveyed in 2013, 55 pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Nate Silver's Forecast Is Very Optimistic About Same-Sex Marriage

    Nate Silver is less than a god but more than a man. After November's presidential election, the bossman at the New York Times' FiveThirtyEight blog became best known for correctly predicting the electoral outcomes of all 50 states. His forecast models became legendary. Of course, he had previousl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Proposition 8 Hearing Underway in Supreme Court

    Update 8:30 a.m.: The Supreme Court blog is reporting that oral arguments are finished and that the Supreme Court will not make a ruling on same-sex marriage. If this is the case, the lower court's ruling stands and Prop 8 is invalidated. Update 8:24 a.m.: The Supreme Court blog is reporting that J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Gay Marriage Advocates Ask Justice Antonin Scalia to Recuse Himself From Prop. 8 Deliberations

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Supreme Court to Hear Prop 8 Arguments Tomorrow

    Tomorrow, the United States Supreme Court will begin hearing two cases that will decide the fate of same-sex marriage -- Prop 8 and DOMA. According to Buzzfeed, people have been lining up outside the Supreme Court since last Thursday, hoping to score a front-row seat for the landmark proceedings. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    East Bay Cities to Fly Gay Pride Flag During Prop. 8 Hearings Next Week

    Next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing two same-sex marriage cases, DOMA and Proposition 8, the state's ban on gay marriage. Although the court's ruling is not expected until June, it will be a turning point for the gay rights movement if the court reinstates same-sex marriage in Calif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    Nearly Two-Thirds of American Catholics Support Gay Marriage, Poll Shows

    The Catholic Church has long had a reputation for its socially conservative doctrines. This tradition, though, has apparently not kept pace with the beliefs of its American followers, particularly when it comes to gay marriage. According to a recent New York Times/CBS News poll, 62 percent of Americ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Pro-Gay Marriage Republicans Continue to Emerge

    Based on your position on gay marriage, yesterday was either like watching the end of Spartacus or a clip of lemmings jumping off a cliff. More than two dozen Republicans added their names to a brief imploring the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that laws banning same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Meg Whitman, Republicans Sign Supreme Court Brief Supporting Gay Marriage -- Finally

    At a time when stark partisanship has defined political debate, here's another sign that support for gay marriage is creeping into mainstream paradigm: A bunch of Republicans, including former California Gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, have signed a brief declaring to the U.S. Supreme Court tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Dennis Herrera Presents City's Argument Against Prop. 8 in U.S. Supreme Court Brief

    "Asserting the inferiority of same-sex couples was the purpose and effect of Proposition 8," City Attorney Dennis Herrera states in a brief filed today in the U.S. Supreme Court. "But relegating gay couples to a lesser status simply to brand them as different and less worthy than opposite-sex couple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Prop. 8: Supreme Court Sets Date to Hear Case on Gay Marriage

    Consider this your very own "save the date." The U.S. Supreme Court this morning said that oral arguments will begin on March 26 for the much-anticipated Proposition 8 case, which will finally bring some closure to the gay marriage debate that started right here in California over four years ago. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Gay and Lesbian Couples Must Wait Longer for Prop. 8 Decision on Gay Marriage

    Gay and Lesbian couples in San Francisco and across the state have put their lives on hold -- again -- as they await the Supreme Court's final decision on Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. The court announced today that it would review the legality of the law, which means the deb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Proposition 8: Supreme Court Takes No Action on Gay Marriage

    The LGBT community remained unresolved this morning when the Supreme Court didn't take any action on Proposition 8, California's ban on gay marriage. Since last week, San Francisco has been anxiously awaiting the court's decision on whether it will hear the Prop 8. appeal. But today, the court took ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Prop.8: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Whether to Hear Gay Marriage Case

    Update 12:40 p.m.: No action on gay marriage from the court today. The justices did not pick up any of those cases at their meeting this morning, SCOTUSblog reported. So, for all those who are hosting a Supreme Court Gay Marriage Case Announcement party, you'll need more ice and maybe some sleeping ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012
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    October 17, 2012
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    September 19, 2012

    Chick-fil-A Doesn't Care If You Marry the Same Sex After All

    Chick-fil-A has decided to stick to what it knows, and that's making chicken sandwiches. The anti-gay-marriage food chain is reportedly taking back all the unkind things it has said about gay marriage. The chicken-slinging CEOs now say Chick-fil-A is "re-evaluating the multimillion-dollar donations ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Nancy Pelosi, Fellow Dems Say Immigration Policy Should Recognize LGBT Couples

    Undocumented immigrants in same-sex marriages are perhaps the most polarizing slice of the American populace right now (slightly ahead of NBC's gymnastics commentators).This week, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and scores of other Democrats signed a letter seeking to protect LGBT couples, urging the Oba ... More >>

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    June 6, 2012
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    May 31, 2012

    The Pro-Gay Marriage Ruling Conservatives Should Love

    Men with Confederate Flag decals reading "Never Forget" on their gun rack-equipped pickups and a fondness for "state's rights" don't seem like the likely demographic to support same-sex marriage. Following today's unanimous ruling by the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston that the Defense of Mar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Obama Comes Out for Gay Marriage -- Finally

    It seems those many trips to San Francisco this year have convinced President Barack Obama that gays should be allowed to tie the knot. News reports of the president's reversal on same-sex marriage is making rounds in the blogosphere this afternoon, and for good reason: It's about damn time!Acc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Prop. 8 Backers to Ask Appeals Court to Rehear Same-Sex Marriage Case

    ​As some predicted, Proposition 8 backers are saying they will ask a larger group of judges from the liberal-leaning Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review a three-judge panel's decision to strike down California's ban on same-sex marriage, rather than appealing the ruling directly to the U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    It Doesn't Matter That Judge Vaughn Walker Is Gay

    You can be gay and impartial​At least that's what a federal judge decided today. Chief U.S. District Judge James Ware ruled on Tuesday that there is no proof that Judge Vaughn Walker, who last year struck down the state's ban on gay marriage, would benefit from his own ruling. Walker only recently ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Federal Backruptcy Court Declares DOMA Unconstitutional

    Gay couples go broke, too. ​The latest assault on the federal law that only recognizes straight spouses comes from an institution that's not exactly known for making rousing statements about civil rights: the federal bankruptcy court.According to news reports., the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Ce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Obama Fundraiser To Draw Protesters Advocating Green Cards For Gay Couples

    Rallying at Obama's door. ​Protesters from all walks of life -- potheads, gays, and antiwar folks -- will be greeting President Obama upon his arrival to San Francisco tomorrow afternoon. While antiwar demonstrators recruit people for their cause, multiple organizations for gay rights are gatherin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Judge Vaughn Walker Admits He Is Gay

    Gay!​As if he hadn't riled up opponents of same-sex marriage enough, Judge Vaughn Walker on Wednesday publicly announced that he is indeed gay. Already an icon in the gay community, the retired judge, who ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, reportedly told a group of reporters that he has been i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Gay Couples Can't Get Married ... Still

    Nope​There will be no white weddings for gay couples -- at least not yet. A San Francisco federal court ruled today that same-sex marriages would not be allowed while courts decide whether Proposition 8 -- the state's ban on gay marriage -- is constitutional or not. It's another blow for same-sex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Gay Binational Couples to File Lawsuit Challenging DOMA

    Gay couples are ready to rumble for equality in immigration law. ​Consider it the next major court battle against the Defense of Marriage Act: Gay Americans will file the first lawsuit to challenge DOMA on the grounds that it bars them from sponsoring a gay foreign spouse for a visa like straight ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Kamala Harris Wants Federal Appeals Court To Allow Gay Marriages Now

    Harris: Let the people marry​Supporters of same-sex marriage just got a powerful ally: California Attorney General Kamala Harris. The newly minted AG is urging the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to allow gay couples to marry while it considers a federal appeal over the constitutionality of Propositi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Iowa Ousts Three Judges Who Approved Gay Marriage

    ​LGBT Advocates Blast Special Interests' Campaign To Intimidate Judges NationwideThe huge shift to the right in yesterday's election probably doesn't bode well for any LGBT-friendly legislation coming down the pipeline. But perhaps the harshest rebuke of those who support LGBT rights came from Iow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Vaughn Walker, Prop. 8 Judge, Announces Retirement

    Judge Vaughn Walker is out ... of the building​Vaughn Walker, the Republican-appointed judge loathed in the LGBT community for much of his career -- who went on to strike down California's anti-gay marriage Proposition 8 -- has announced he's hanging up his robes. Walker will give up the mantle of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Supreme Court Rules State Not Required to Appeal Prop. 8 Ruling

    ​The California Supreme Court yesterday dismissed a right-wing group's suit that would have compelled the state to appeal Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. Both Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown have come down in favor of Walker's ruling ... More >>

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    August 16, 2010

    Prop. 8 Stay Granted -- No Gay Marriage Wednesday

    Calibree PhotographyMaybe next year, lads​The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals moments ago granted a stay of Judge Vaughn Walker's Aug. 4 ruling overturning Proposition 8 -- meaning there will be no same-sex marriages on Wednesday. The appeal was granted "sua sponte" -- meaning it was not made in rega ... More >>

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