A deeply divided U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday halted enforcement of the federal government’s most potent tool to stop voting discrimination over the past half century, saying it does not reflect racial progress.
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.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee raised the LGBT rainbow flag at City Hall late Tuesday morning, ushering in Pride Month and optimism about an upcoming decision on marriage equality from the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court is giving California raisin producers a new day in court to object to a government program that aims to stabilize prices by regulating the market.
County clerks’ offices around the Bay Area are preparing to accommodate a potential influx of gay and lesbian couples lining up to tie the knot should Proposition 8 be overturned.
California’s highest court has ruled that local governments have legal authority to ban storefront pot shops within their borders.
Two Bay Area constitutional law professors predicted the U.S. Supreme Court will invalidate Proposition 8 and a key section of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. But they expect the rulings to be narrow, limited or splintered.
The Supreme Court is indicating it could strike down the federal law that prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of federal benefits for married people.
Hours after the debate on Prop 8, California’s controversial ban on gay marriage, battled on in the Supreme Court, the Grammy winner voiced her support of marriage equality…