Defense of Marriage Act
Supporters of California’s ban on same-sex marriage have filed their first briefs with U.S. Supreme Court ahead of the hearing on Proposition 8 set for March.
A San Francisco Supervisor is trying to eliminate what he called a discriminatory tax burden for same-sex spouses and domestic partners of city workers.
The U.S. Supreme Court indicated Monday that it is likely to decide in late November whether to review the case of Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage.
U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) applauded a federal appeals court ruling Thursday declaring that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.
A federal judge ruled in Oakland that the state’s public-employee pension system must make long-term care insurance equally available to same-sex spouses and partners.
A Republican-led House of Representatives group announced Friday it will appeal a decision in which a federal judge in San Francisco on Wednesday struck down the U.S. Defense of Marriage Act.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to repeal a federal law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, but the legislation – sponsored by Sen. Diane Feinstein – lacks vote for passage in either the House or the full Senate.
Lawyers for a U.S. House of Representatives’ group say in a court filing in San Francisco that gays and lesbians are not entitled to heightened legal protection against discrimination.
Lawyers for sponsors of California’s gay marriage ban said Monday the Obama administration’s refusal to defend a federal law prohibiting government recognition of same-sex marriages has no bearing on the state law.
House Speaker John Boehner said he plans to fight to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act