Federal Appeals Court chooses not to rehear CA Proposition 8 case

This afternoon, the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied a petition for an en banc rehearing of the Proposition 8 case - the 2008 ballot initiative in California that resulted in a constitutional amendment banning same-sex couples from marrying in the state

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Major announcement on California’s Proposition 8 expected today

Later today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal will announce a filing in Perry v. Brown, the case that revolves around Proposition 8, which struck down the freedom to marry in California in 2008.

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Senators Lieberman and Collins: It’s time to repeal DOMA

Freedom to Marry is joining with six state and national organizations to call on Senator Lieberman (I-CT) and Senator Collins (R-ME) to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act.

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Watch: why marriage matters to Mark and Steve

Freedom to Marry supporter Steve Ledoux shared this wonderful video of why marriage matters to him and his husband Mark.

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Kate & Nicole: Feeling Lucky

As part of our new national education campaign Why Marriage Matters, we're telling the stories of gay couples to show that they want to get married for the same reasons as anyone: love, family, and commitment. Kate and Nicole say they're doubly lucky – because they found each other, and because they were able to get married in their home state of California during the brief window when it was legal.

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VIDEO: Why We Can’t Wait for the Freedom to Marry

A heartbreaking plea from two men from California, one of whom has Alzheimer's disease.

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Prop 8 Lawyers Ask Federal Court to Let Marriages Resume in California

The appeals court imposed a stay on a lower court decision that struck down Proposition 8 as unconstitutional 6 months ago, and now a ruling is taking much longer than expected.

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Thom & Jeff: 21st Century Love Story

It's a question that every couple gets: "So how did you two meet?" Thom Watson and Jeff Tabaco have an answer that's pretty common these days – they met on the internet. But their story has a twist – they found each other not through an on online dating site, but thanks to their personal blogs.

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Prop 8 Decision Coming Soon from California Court

The chief justice of the California Supreme Court says a key decision on Prop 8 case could come as soon as next week. The federal appeals court is waiting for a decision from the state court on standing in the case.

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Marriage equality supporters urge California Supreme Court to reject federal appeals court request

An attorney for same-sex couples hoping to overturn Proposition 8 in federal court urged the California Supreme Court on Tuesday to reject a federal appeals court request to determine whether state law gives initiative sponsors legal authority to defend ballot measures.

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