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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

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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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Judge Temporarily Blocks California Gay Therapy Law

A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked California from enforcing a first-of-its-kind law that bars licensed psychotherapists from working to change the sexual orientations of gay minors.

12/03/2012

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California Ban On Gay Change Therapy Faces 1st Legal Test

A federal judge is considering whether to block a first-of-its kind California law that prohibits licensed therapists from counseling gay minors on how to become straight.

11/30/2012

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Peninsula Congresswoman Urges Other States To Ban Gay Reparative Therapy

Congresswoman Jackie Speier has introduced a resolution calling on other states to follow California’s lead in outlawing gay conversion therapy on minors.

11/29/2012

Same-sex couple Thom Watson (R) and Jeff Tabaco kiss as they hold paperwork for a marriage license while waiting to hear a decision on whether same-sex marriages will be allowed to resume in California August 12, 2010 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco LGBT Community Hails Gay Marriage Wins In Maine, Maryland

San Francisco’s gay and lesbian community cheered Tuesday night as voters in several states passed mandates approving same-sex marriage.

11/07/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Debate Supreme Court Nominees

With four of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices in their 70s and the next president in the position of possibly shaping the future of affirmative action, gay rights, abortions, and more with appointments he might make should any openings occur, the question of what kind of nominee he might put forth was posed to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the CBS Local President Forum.

10/18/2012

Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., and his opponent, Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren. (CBS/Getty Images)

SF Gay Activists Surprised At Word Of Massachusettes Dems Heckling Gay GOP Staffer

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Gay rights activists in the San Francisco Bay Area are reacting with surprise to reports on Twitter that supporters of Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic Massachusetts senate candidate who is a […]

10/11/2012

Justice Antonin Scalia. (U.S. Supreme Court official photo)

With Calif. Marriage Case Pending, Scalia Says Gay Rights Among ‘Easy’ Issues To Decide

Justice Antonin Scalia said his method of interpreting the Constitution makes some of the most hotly disputed issues that come before the U.S. Supreme Court among the easiest to resolve.

10/05/2012

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