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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The state has until June 2013 to reduce its prison population by about 34,000 inmates. Currently the prisons are 80 percent above capacity.