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Rick Imirowicz (L) and his husband Terrance Health hold hands to pose for a videographer after their wedding ceremony at All Souls Unitarian Church on the first day same-sex couples are legal to wed under a new law March 9, 2010 in Washington, DC. The District of Columbia has become the sixth in the nation to recognize same-sex marriage. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Appeals Court Rules Unanimously Against Same-Sex Marriage Bans In 2 States

A U.S. appeals court in Chicago ruled Thursday that gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana violate the U.S. Constitution — thereby bumping the number of states where gay marriage will be legal from 19 to 21.

09/04/2014

Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel in Nevada. (CBS)

Nevada Brothel Owner Looks At Lawsuit After Oakland Billboard Taken Down

The owner of a Nevada brothel may file a lawsuit against the City of Oakland after his billboard promoting one of his establishments was taken down after complaints from city leaders and neighbors.

06/11/2014

ACA supporters and protesters in front of the Supreme Court (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Supreme Court Is Back In DC And Controversy Is Sure To Follow

The Supreme Court justices are back in Washington, D.C., and after the stunt Chief Justice John Roberts pulled three months ago with the Obamacare ruling, I would prefer it was Diana Ross, Florence Ballard, and Mary Wilson coming into town instead.

10/02/2012

An Obamacare supporter at the Supreme Court (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama Gets Another Big Win From The Supreme Court

President Obama won big this week with the Supreme Court decisions on Obamacare and immigration. While Mitt Romney and the Tea Party couldn’t have had a worse week.

06/28/2012

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Ex-Prop. 8 Judge Says ‘Time Has Come’ For Gay Marriage

The now-retired federal judge who struck down Proposition 8 said at a meeting in San Francisco Thursday he thinks same-sex marriage is “an idea whose time has come.”

04/20/2012

New SF Judge To Review California Death Penalty Challenge

A long-running challenge to California’s death penalty procedures that has resulted in executions being put on hold for five years has been assigned to a new federal judge in San Francisco.

09/01/2011

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Early American History Myths You Probably Believe

These early American history legends may be conventional wisdom, and some are even taught in school, but they definitely are not facts. The following myths originated from poems, stories that changed over time or historical […]

06/13/2011

San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris at a 2008 press conference. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Harris Joins Other Attorney Generals In Support Of Health Care Law

A lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the President’s Health care reform law has caught the attention of Democratic attorneys general around the nation including California Attorney General Kamala Harris.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/22/2011

Bullets (AP)

Judge Rules California Ban On Some Handgun Ammunition Unconstitutional

A judge in Fresno has ruled that California’s new ban on certain sales of handgun ammunition cannot take effect as planned next month.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/19/2011

An opponent of Prop 8 holds a sign during a demonstration outside of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on December 6, 2010 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Prop 8 Appeal Hearing Draws Crowd Outside San Francisco Court

A large crowd gathered Monday morning outside a federal courthouse on Seventh Street in San Francisco, where a three-judge appeals court panel is hearing arguments on the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8.

CBS San Francisco–12/06/2010

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