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Gay Marriage

Same-sex couple Sandy Stier (C) and Kriss Perry (R) are married at San Francisco City Hall by California Attorney General Kamala Harris on June 28, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Fed Court OKs Immediate Gay Marriages In California; SF Conducts 1st

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco, filed an order late Friday afternoon allowing same-sex marriages to resume in California immediately. At San Francisco City Hall, officials quickly conducted California’s first same-sex marriage ceremony.

06/28/2013

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

Pride Flag (credit: Ludovic Bertron/Wikipedia Commons)

Larger Crowds Expected At SF Pride After Prop. 8, DOMA Rulings

This 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.

06/27/2013

Same-sex couple Amber Weiss (L) walks with her partner Sharon Papo before they are married at San Francisco City Hall June 17, 2008.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area, California Readies To Resume Same-Sex Marriages

Most legal analysts think Proposition 8 supporters have slim-to-zero chance of preventing same-sex marriages from resuming once the Supreme Court’s ruling becomes official in 24 days. On Thursday, county clerks offices were getting ready for the anticipated flurry of same-sex marriage license applications.

06/27/2013

(Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Raises Ballot Measure Questions

The narrow ruling said private citizens couldn’t defend the state’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage known as Proposition 8, even after government officials refused to do so. That legal technicality has left many wondering about future hot-button ballot measures passed by voters but undone in court when politicians refuse to fight for them.

06/27/2013

A same-sex marriage supporter stands on a friend's shoulders and waves a pride flag as she celebrates during a block party on Castro Street on June 26, 2013 in San Francisco. The Supreme Court of the United States struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and ruled that supporters of California's ban on gay marriage, Proposition 8, could not defend it before the Supreme Court. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Party In The Streets Of Bay Area Over High Court Marriage Rulings

Thousands of people were partying in the streets of San Francisco and other communities throughout the Bay Area Wednesday evening to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings which struck down California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act, handing a pair of victories to supporters of same-sex marriage.

06/26/2013

A couple celebrates upon hearing the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act at City Hall June 26, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Calif. Same-Sex Marriage Gets A Supreme Court Win; SF Celebrates

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that backers of Proposition 8, California’s ban of same-sex marriage, had no right to appeal a federal court ruling that overturned it. As a result, same-sex marriage can resume in California.

06/26/2013

Same-sex marriage supporters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court  in Washington, DC.  (Jewel Samada/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Strikes Down Federal Defense Of Marriage Act

The 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.

06/26/2013

In To Be Out: Gay Celebrities

Stars React To Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Rulings

Leonardo DiCaprio, Alicia Keys and others voiced support for the Supreme Court’s decisions on DOMA and California’s Proposition 8…

06/26/2013

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

Bay Area Rallies Planned For Prop. 8, DOMA Decisions

With 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.

06/25/2013

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