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Bob Sodervick waves a gay pride flag outside of San Francisco City Hall June 17, 2008 in San Francisco, California. Same-sex couples throughout California are rushing to get married as counties begin issuing marriage license after a State Supreme Court ruling to allow same-sex marriage.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Prop. 8, Defense Of Marriage Cases In March

The Supreme Court will hear two days’ worth of arguments over laws affecting gay marriage during the last week of March, including California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage.

01/07/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.

SF Braces For Possible Supreme Court Decision On Prop. 8 Hearing

The Supreme Court is expected to announce on Monday whether it will consider Proposition 8′s constitutionality, but they could also postpone the decision to a later date, or deny the appeal altogether.

11/28/2012

Lesbian Wedding

Pelosi Applauds Court Ruling That Defense Of Marriage Act Is Unconstitutional

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.

05/31/2012

Same-sex marriage supporters outside the California Supreme Court building in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

‘Defense Of Marriage Act’ Provision Struck Down By Oakland Federal Judge

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.

05/25/2012

Same-sex couple Richard Yoder (R) and William Rackin (L) of New York exchange vows during their wedding ceremony October 15, 2008 at City Hall in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Republican Lawmakers To Appeal DOMA Ruling By SF Federal Judge

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.

02/24/2012

Same-sex couple Molly McKay (R) and Davina Kotulski (L) after they staged a sit-in protest when same-sex couples were denied marriage licenses from the San Francisco county clerk in February, 2011. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Feinstein Leads Senate’s Symbolic Repeal Effort Of 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.

11/10/2011

Same-sex couple Richard Yoder (R) and William Rackin (L) of New York exchange vows during their wedding ceremony October 15, 2008 at City Hall in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

White House Backs Feinstein Bid To End Defense Of Marriage Act

The White House is supporting legislation proposed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein to overturn the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

CBS San Francisco–07/19/2011

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Obama Stance On Marriage Act Viewed As Turning Point For Gay Rights

The Obama Administration’s filing of a brief saying the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional is being viewed as a turning point for gay rights.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/05/2011

Same-sex couple Richard Yoder (R) and William Rackin (L) of New York exchange vows during their wedding ceremony October 15, 2008 at City Hall in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Prop. 8 Backers Dismiss Obama Stand On DOMA

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.

CBS San Francisco–03/07/2011

Lesbian Wedding

Bay Area Gays Applaud: Obama Won’t Defend DOMA, Feinstein Seeks Repeal

In a major policy reversal being cheered by the gay community in the Bay Area, the Obama administration said Wednesday it would no longer defend the constitutionality of a federal law banning recognition of same-sex marriage.

CBS San Francisco–02/23/2011

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