Postedon Sep 01, 2010 at 08:00 am
When asked backstage at the Emmy Awards what he thought about the recent ruling against Proposition 8, George Clooney commented that the process of change is slow but that "People will look back at this period of time in history and think of it as an archaic time."
Postedon Aug 20, 2010 at 08:54 am
Yesterday, the California Assembly passed the Civil Marriage Religious Freedom Act (SB 906) in a 46-25 vote. The bill, introduced by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) and co-sponsored by Equality California and California Council of Churches IMPACT, protects clergy from performing any civil marriage that is contrary to the tenets of his or her faith.
Postedon Aug 19, 2010 at 08:00 am
Rita Nakashima Brock discusses the Prop 8 ruling from a religious perspective: "Prop 8 denied us our religious freedom by prohibiting us from authorizing marriages of same-sex couples, but, even worse, it denied the basic human right of marriage to a group of people based on unfounded biases about their sexual orientation."
Postedon Aug 18, 2010 at 12:29 pm
Michael Lindenberger discusses the legal brief filed by Charles Cooper, the lead attorney for California's defense of Proposition 8: "Cooper's brief reveals a strategy that looks like nothing if not a plan to proceed as if the trial didn't happen."
Postedon Aug 17, 2010 at 11:45 am
The San Francisco Chronicle editorial board criticizes the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals stay on Judge Vaughn Walker's Prop 8 ruling: "[T]he three-judge appellate panel's ruling will allow this two-tiered system to endure until at least December. There will be no rush to the altar, no rush to remedy an entrenched wrong. History is on hold."
Postedon Aug 17, 2010 at 09:30 am
William K. Black discusses the motives behind anti-gay Notre Dame Law School Professor Gerard Bradley's comments on the Prop 8 ruling: "Bradley recognizes that whether we describe these 'traditional attitudes' as revulsion, discrimination, or homophobia, they provide no rational basis for laws that discriminate against homosexuals."
Postedon Aug 16, 2010 at 12:30 pm
Christian Bentzen: "Conservatives have a somewhat questionable history with regard civil rights, a trend that has roots in the south and continued on with Barry Goldwater who infamously opposed the Civil Rights Act as unconstitutional. The consequence of their reaction to the recent [Prop 8] ruling is that conservatives may be planting the seeds of their own demise (as the polls have indicated) and find themselves on the wrong side of civil rights history."