Postedon Dec 01, 2010 at 02:00 pm
Two judges appointed by Democratic presidents and one named by a Republican will decide if a San Francisco trial judge improperly struck down California’s same-sex marriage ban, a federal appeals court announced Monday, Nov. 29.
Postedon Nov 30, 2010 at 09:30 am
Attorneys fighting for marriage equality in the Prop 8 case at the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals will see at least one friendly face staring back when they give oral arguments next week.
Stephen Reinhardt, a Carter appointee who has been solidly in the liberal wing of the court since he took the bench in 1980, is on the panel, along with Clinton appointee Michael Daley Hawkins and N. Randy Smith, a George W. Bush pick.
Postedon Nov 19, 2010 at 09:30 am
Citing the importance of stable, committed relationships and the benefits of the institution of marriage, the American Psychiatric Association has joined several other mental health organizations in submitting an amicus curie brief in the Prop 8 appeals case challenging California's ban on the freedom to marry.
Postedon Nov 18, 2010 at 09:00 am
A federal appeals court Wednesday authorized the televising of a Dec. 6 hearing on whether Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage, should be struck down.
Postedon Nov 16, 2010 at 02:00 pm
David Hyde Pierce on getting married in California in 2008: "We'd been together 26 years when we were legally allowed to get married in California. We went and did it, and we both agree it had a power, an importance to us in our lives that we can't really put into words, but that is totally palpable and intrinsic to who we are."
Postedon Nov 16, 2010 at 09:30 am
The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals announced Monday how it wants opposing sides to lay out their cases during a critical Dec. 6 hearing on California's freedom to marry ban.