SF Supe Begins Saying Pledge Of Allegiance After DOMA Struck DownSan 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.
Orinda Man Avoids Deportation After DOMA Struck DownAn 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.
Larger Crowds Expected At SF Pride After Prop. 8, DOMA RulingsThis weekend's Pride celebration in San Francisco is expected to be an even bigger party this year, following the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decisions on same-sex marriage.
Supreme Court Strikes Down Federal Defense Of Marriage ActThe high court invalidated the federal Defense of Marriage Act Wednesday that has prevented married gay couples from receiving a range of tax, health and retirement benefits that are generally available to married people. The vote was 5-4.
Bay Area Rallies Planned For Prop. 8, DOMA DecisionsWith the U.S. Supreme Court expected to release its Proposition 8 and Defense of Marriage Act rulings on Wednesday, rallies were planned all over the Bay Area in support of same-sex marriage rights.
Pelosi To 'Fight' For Gun Control, Predicts DOMA Defeat & Immigration ReformU.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) predicted a high court victory for same-sex marriage, signaled the passage of immigration reform efforts soon and promised a tough fight to ensure a federal background check is required for all gun purchases.
Bay Area Law Professors Predict High Court Will Invalidate Prop. 8, DOMATwo 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.
Supreme Court Skeptical Of Law Preventing Federal Benefits For GaysThe 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.
Clinton Calls For End Of Defense Of Marriage ActClinton 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.
Silicon Valley Giants Urge Supreme Court To Overturn DOMAApple, 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.
U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Prop. 8, Defense Of Marriage Cases In MarchThe 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.
SF Braces For Possible Supreme Court Decision On Prop. 8 HearingThe 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.