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…
The Supreme Court dove into a historic debate on gay rights Tuesday that could soon lead to resumption of same-sex marriage in California, but the justices signaled they may not be ready for a major national ruling on whether America’s gays and lesbians have a right to marry.
The Supreme Court has the opportunity to issue a landmark ruling this year as it considers the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage.
On the eve of a U.S. Supreme Court hearing over California’s Proposition 8 same-sex marriage ban, a newly released KPIX-TV poll finds a majority of the state’s residents support gay marriage and believe the nation’s high court should overturn the law forbidding it.
A civil rights lawyer who challenged a ban on affirmative action in public university admissions in Michigan said Monday that a future U.S. Supreme Court ruling in that case could “reopen the door” to a resumption of limited affirmative action in California.
A San Francisco woman says she and her lesbian partner will attend the gay marriage argument at the Supreme Court, courtesy of her cousin, Chief Justice John Roberts.