Postedon Dec 08, 2010 at 09:30 am
On Monday, impoverished Imperial County, California, a largely agricultural desert county east of San Diego, appeared as the only governmental entity in the state of California to seek standing to defend Proposition 8.
With recent polling showing that a majority of Latino Catholics now support marriage equality, one wonders whether the working-class (and deeply unemployed) Latino majority of Imperial County is setting the moral agenda or being played by a highly motivated set of outsiders
Postedon Dec 07, 2010 at 03:30 pm
A group of conservative Christians set out to block El Paso, Texas, from granting health-care benefits to same-sex partners of city-government employees.
But the ballot measure they helped pass in November may also end up stripping benefits from many others, including retired policemen and firefighters.
Postedon Dec 07, 2010 at 10:00 am
Adam Bink gives a summary of reactions from across the political spectrum to yesterday's Prop 8 Oral Arguments.
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 29, 2010 at 09:30 am
Surveys repeatedly find that young adults, far more so than their elders, support the rights of gays to marry and serve openly in the military.
A Gallup poll earlier this year showed, for the first time, a majority of Americans saying same-sex relations were morally acceptable.