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