Postedon Sep 24, 2010 at 04:00 pm
A Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner granted Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality, Portia de Rossi's request to take the last name of her partner during a closed hearing Thursday. The television star will now legally be known as Portia Lee James DeGeneres.
Postedon Sep 08, 2010 at 10:30 am
Iowa’s 18-month experience with marriages of same-sex couples has revealed striking similarities to traditional marriage and no discernible harm to it, according to an IowaWatch study.
Postedon Sep 03, 2010 at 01:43 pm
Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards: "Rev. Janie Spahr's trial gives us all the opportunity to see that two men or two women, in their profound love and commitment for one another, can exemplify all the qualities we cherish in marriage."
Postedon Sep 01, 2010 at 03:00 pm
In the August 27, 2010 entry of his Journal in the "Chicago Sun-Times", film critic Roger Ebert makes a case for the freedom to marry by telling a personal story of his mother supporting a lesbian couple in their desire to get married back in the 1970s: "Public opinion is perceived to be shifting on the topic [marriage equality]. It seems odd to me that on this issue, Barack Obama is more conservative than Dick Cheney, George Bush and my mother."
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 11, 2010 at 09:00 am
Mexico's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that all 31 states must recognize same-sex marriages performed in the capital, though its decision does not force those states to begin marrying gay couples in their territory.
Postedon Aug 10, 2010 at 05:30 pm
The Los Angeles Times editorial board: "The goal of equal rights demands that California gays and lesbians be allowed to marry even during this period of legal uncertainty. Judge Walker should permit marriages of same-sex couples to proceed."