Reaction to the Supreme Court striking down the Defense of Marriage Act was greeted with jubilation in Sacramento and San Francisco by gay men, lesbians and their supporters.
The mood in San Francisco outside of City Hall and in midtown Sacramento was quietly hopeful before the Supreme Court's Prop. 8 decision was handed down this morning.
Within days, the Supreme Court is expected to issue a series of decisions that could transform three fundamental social institutions: marriage, education and voting.
Same-sex marriage advocates plan a slate of activities in Sacramento to coincide with the U.S. Supreme Court's upcoming ruling on the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.
As Justice Lewis Powell was struggling with how to cast the decisive vote in a 1986 Supreme Court case that would end up devastating the gay rights movement, he told his fellow justices that he had never met a homosexual.
I don't think we've paused sufficiently to celebrate the wonderful recent defeat for the cause of personal freedom. After all, these sorts of defeats don't happen every day.
Why did the Supreme Court agree in December to hear a major same-sex marriage case and then seem to think it had made a terrible mistake Tuesday when it came time for arguments?
As the Supreme Court justices struggled with the question of same-sex marriage this week, politicians in Congress kept handing down their own verdict. One after another, a series of lawmakers in recent days endorsed allowing gay men and lesbians to wed.
The United States Supreme Court on Wednesday morning heard oral arguments in the case of United States v. Windsor, confronting the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of federal benefits that go to married people. Here is where you can listen to audio of the oral arguments and also read the complete transcript.
The United States Supreme Court on Tuesday morning heard oral arguments in the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry, confronting Proposition 8, California's ban on gay marriage. Here is where you can listen to audio of the oral arguments and also read the complete transcript.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday and Wednesday will confront two distinct gay marriage cases, which together pose some very sensitive questions. Here's a rundown.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday and Wednesday will confront two distinct gay marriage cases, which together pose some very sensitive questions. Here’s a rundown.