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.
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.
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.
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.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Alicia Keys and others voiced support for the Supreme Court’s decisions on DOMA and California’s Proposition 8…
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.
The U.S. Supreme Court will release its ruling on California’s Prop. 8 case on Wednesday. San Francisco attorney Paul Henderson, labeled by California Lawyer Magazine as one of the most astute legal minds in the state, offered CBS San Francisco a look at what the likely ruling may be.
Perhaps no one is anticipating the Supreme Court’s decision on Proposition 8 more than San Francisco City & County City Attorney Dennis Herrera, who looks back at the ups and downs on the issue of same-sex marriage.
The first openly gay city council member in Richmond said she never expected a backlash from raising the rainbow gay pride flag at city hall, especially since it’s not the first time the flag has flown there.
Still no decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on the legality of Proposition 8 and one member of Marriage Equality USA tells us how excruciating the wait has been.