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Supreme Court Strikes Down Appeals Banning Same-Sex Marriage In 5 States

The Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions.

10/06/2014

Supporters of gay marriage gather in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. Same-sex marriage takes center stage at the US Supreme Court on Tuesday as the justices begin hearing oral arguments on the emotionally-charged issue that has split the nation. (AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad)

Utah Couples Pushing For Supreme Court Ruling On Constitutionality Of Gay Marriage Ban

It is vital that justices weigh in about whether state same-sex marriage bans violate the Constitution to settle the matter for a nation that needs an answer, said Kate Kendell, executive director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights. The group is representing the couples alongside private attorneys in Utah.

08/08/2014

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Supreme Court Rules Corporations Aren’t Required To Cover Contraception

The justices’ 5-4 decision Monday is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law. And it means the Obama administration must search for a different way of providing free contraception to women who are covered under objecting companies’ health insurance plans.

06/30/2014

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Supreme Court Ruling Jeopardizes Hope To Overturn Affirmative Action Ban At California Public Universities

The effort to overturn California’s ban on affirmative action at state public universities suffered a severe blow with a Supreme Court decision announced on Tuesday.

04/22/2014

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Supreme Court Justice Denies NRA Request To Block Sunnyvale Gun Magazine Ban

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has denied an emergency request by the National Rifle Association to block enforcement of a California city ordinance that bans gun magazines capable of holding more than 10 bullets.

03/12/2014

California Department of Corrections officer looks on as inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Delay Early Release Of 10,000 California Inmates

The Supreme Court has refused to delay a court order for California to release nearly 10,000 inmates by year’s end to improve conditions in state prisons.

08/02/2013

Rainbow flags line the courtyard at San Francisco's City Hall (credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Justice Kennedy Denies Motion To Halt Gay Marriage In California

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has denied a request from Proposition 8 supporters in California to halt the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses in the state.

06/30/2013

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

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

KPIX 5 Poll: 48% Of Californians Want Prop 8 Overturned, 35% Opposed

On the eve of an expected U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on California’s Proposition 8 same-sex marriage ban, a newly released KPIX-TV poll finds that only 35% of Californians feel the court should uphold the ban.

06/19/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Prop. 8 Same-Sex Marriage Case

The Supreme Court has agreed to take up California’s ban on same-sex unions and a separate dispute about federal benefits for legally married gay couples.

12/07/2012

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