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SF Fed Appeals Court To Decide If Gay Jurors Can Be Removed From Case

An appeals court gave little indication Wednesday whether a potential juror can be booted from a trial solely because of sexual orientation. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco, listened to an hour of legal arguments on the issue.

09/18/2013

Pope Francis gestures as he answers reporters questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. (LUCA ZENNARO/AFP/Getty Images/Pool)

Gay Leaders Encouraged By Pope’s Comments On Gays

Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday. “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” Francis asked. “We shouldn’t marginalize people for this. They must be integrated into society.”

07/29/2013

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

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

San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Harvey Milk. (CBS)

San Diego Names Street After Harvey Milk

Nearly a year after it was approved, two blocks in San Diego’s Hillcrest district have officially become Harvey Milk Street in honor of the gay civil rights hero.

04/12/2013

Harvey Milk

Supervisor Drums Up Support For Renaming SFO After Harvey Milk

A San Francisco supervisor has been trying to drum up support for a ballot measure that would rename San Francisco International Airport after gay rights icon Harvey Milk.

02/22/2013

The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Same-Sex Marriage Ban Proponents, SF City Attorney Prepare Supreme Court Arguments

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.

01/23/2013

Former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel. (Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images)

Gay Rights Activists Divided Over Hagel’s Nomination As Defense Secretary

Despite misgivings from some gay rights advocates, President Barack Obama announced Monday he will nominate former GOP U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, calling him “the leader our troops deserve.”

01/07/2013

Salvation Army kettle

Berkeley Students Push To Ban Salvation Army From Campus

The Associated Students of the University of California Senate unanimously passed a resolution in November calling for Salvation Army donation boxes to be removed from campus residence halls on grounds that the Christian organization discriminates against gays and lesbians.

12/13/2012

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