Bay Area Businesses Among 379 Pushing Supreme Court To Declare Same-Sex Marriage Constitutional Right
Bay Area businesses ranging from the San Francisco Giants to Silicon Valley firms such as Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. are among 379 companies that asked the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday to declare a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.
A federal magistrate in San Jose is expected to rule later this month whether it’s legal for police to take down Occupy encampments. Although the decision is about a former Santa Cruz encampment, the ruling could have widespread implications.
California’s highest court says ballot proposition sponsors can step in to defend their initiatives from legal challenges if the state’s governor and attorney general refuse to do so.
California’s attorney general has asked a federal appeals court to allow gay marriages to resume while the court considers the constitutionality of the state’s ban on same-sex unions.