Postedon Jan 06, 2011 at 01:00 pm
California state officials recently sworn into office include: Attorney General, Kamala Harris, Governor Jerry Brown, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Victoria Kolakowski, and Betty Yee, a member of the California Board of Equalization. Harris: "And in the spirit of Earl Warren, we are going to fight for the civil rights of every Californian – to worship as you will ... to live and work where you choose ... and to marry the person you love."
Postedon Jan 05, 2011 at 10:30 am
The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel said Tuesday it would not rule on the constitutionality of Proposition 8 until it gets a ruling from the California Supreme Court as to whether Yes on 8 proponents of the initiative have an “authoritative” entitlement to represent the voters who passed the initiative in the appeal in federal court.
Evan Wolfson: "Further delay in restoring the freedom to marry in California is a lamentable hardship on couples, but I am confident that we will regain the freedom to marry in California soon."
Postedon Jan 05, 2011 at 08:30 am
The Rev. Jane Adams Spahr (a Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality) was found guilty of violating the Presbyterian constitution. Her offense? Officiating at same-sex weddings.
A lesbian herself, she says she won't quit the church she loves.
Postedon Dec 21, 2010 at 12:30 pm
Lawyer Karen Golinski has spent the past 19 years working for a federal appeals court based in San Francisco.
So finding herself seated in court Friday as the plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking health insurance coverage for her same-sex partner was disturbing and strange, she said.
Postedon Dec 16, 2010 at 08:30 am
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California will hear oral arguments on Friday, Dec. 17, in a case that could result in the next major court decision regarding the federal so-called "Defense of Marriage Act," or DOMA.
Postedon Dec 10, 2010 at 01:30 pm
Dr. Gabriel Garcia of the Stanford School of Medicine discusses the healthcare disparities that result from the LGBT community being denied the freedom to marry.
Postedon Dec 08, 2010 at 11:30 am
The Rev. Jesse Jackson is an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as shadow senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson called into the community gathering at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals courthouse hosted by Marriage Equality USA on Monday and shared extensive remarks in support of marriage equality and Judge Walker's Prop 8 ruling.