The mood at City Hall this morning is one of jubilation and relief as hundreds of Proposition 8 opponents celebrated the Supreme Court's ruling on the controversial measure.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday made history with two victories for marriage equality, both in California and nationwide.

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.

Ellen Pontac and Shelly Bailes moved in together in Davis in 1974. They were in love and intended to be partners for life. But the story they gave their four children at the time was that they were simply two divorced moms on limited incomes, sharing expenses and raising their kids together.

Several thousand gay rights supporters gathered around the state Capitol on Saturday, taking part in the 29th annual Sacramento Pride parade and festival on Capitol Mall.

Wineries are coming out loud and proud in their support of gay marriage. They're putting it right on the label.

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.

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