Defense of Marriage Act

Rainbow flags line the courtyard at San Francisco's City Hall (credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

SF Supe Begins Saying Pledge Of Allegiance After DOMA Struck Down

San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim said the Pledge of Alliance for the first time at the start of Tuesday’s board meeting in what she said was a response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling last month to strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

07/10/2013

Alfonso Garcia (left) appearing with his husband Brian Willingham. Garcia was facing deportation to Mexico before the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court. (CBS)

Orinda Man Avoids Deportation After DOMA Struck Down

An East Bay man will be allowed to stay with his husband and avoid deportation, after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) this week.

06/27/2013

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera answers questions from the media in front of the California Supreme court building March 4, 2008 in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

In Depth: SF City Attorney More Than Eager For Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Perhaps no one is anticipating the Supreme Court’s decision on Proposition 8 more than San Francisco City & County City Attorney Dennis Herrera, who looks back at the ups and downs on the issue of same-sex marriage.

06/24/2013

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Openly Gay Richmond Councilmember Surprised By Backlash Over Pride Flag

The first openly gay city council member in Richmond said she never expected a backlash from raising the rainbow gay pride flag at city hall, especially since it’s not the first time the flag has flown there.

06/24/2013

Supreme Court Hears Arguments On California's Prop 8 And Defense Of Marriage Act

Bay Area Law Professors Predict High Court Will Invalidate Prop. 8, DOMA

Two Bay Area constitutional law professors predicted the U.S. Supreme Court will invalidate Proposition 8 and a key section of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. But they expect the rulings to be narrow, limited or splintered.

03/28/2013

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Supreme Court Skeptical Of Law Preventing Federal Benefits For Gays

The Supreme Court is indicating it could strike down the federal law that prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of federal benefits for married people.

03/27/2013

Opponents and supporters of same-sex marriage converge in front of the US Supreme Court as the March for Marriage arrives at the court in Washington,DC on March 26, 2013. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments On California Same-Sex Marriage Ban

The Supreme Court dove into a historic debate on gay rights Tuesday that could soon lead to resumption of same-sex marriage in California, but the justices signaled they may not be ready for a major national ruling on whether America’s gays and lesbians have a right to marry.

03/26/2013

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Clinton Calls For End Of Defense Of Marriage Act

Clinton says the Defense of Marriage Act is incompatible with the Constitution. He says he signed the law in 1996 to avoid legislation that would have been even worse for gays.

03/08/2013

Apple headquarters in Cupertino.

Silicon Valley Giants Urge Supreme Court To Overturn DOMA

Apple, Google and other leading Silicon Valley technology companies have joined hundreds across the nation in signing a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Supreme Court to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act.

02/28/2013

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Gay Couples Offer Supreme Court Arguments For Full Marriage Equality

Gay and lesbian couples who are challenging California’s ban on same-sex marriage said Thursday that the Constitution prohibits discrimination against them in the nation’s largest state or anywhere else in America.

02/21/2013

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