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A same-sex marriage supporter stands on a friend's shoulders and waves a pride flag as she celebrates during a block party on Castro Street on June 26, 2013 in San Francisco. The Supreme Court of the United States struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and ruled that supporters of California's ban on gay marriage, Proposition 8, could not defend it before the Supreme Court. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Party In The Streets Of Bay Area Over High Court Marriage Rulings

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.

06/26/2013

A couple celebrates upon hearing the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act at City Hall June 26, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Calif. Same-Sex Marriage Gets A Supreme Court Win; SF Celebrates

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.

06/26/2013

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

Supreme Court Strikes Down Federal Defense Of Marriage Act

The high court invalidated the federal Defense of Marriage Act Wednesday that has prevented married gay couples from receiving a range of tax, health and retirement benefits that are generally available to married people. The vote was 5-4.

06/26/2013

In To Be Out: Gay Celebrities

Stars React To Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Rulings

Leonardo DiCaprio, Alicia Keys and others voiced support for the Supreme Court’s decisions on DOMA and California’s Proposition 8…

06/26/2013

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High Court Strikes Down Part Of Voting Rights Act; CA Elections Chief Dismayed

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.

06/25/2013

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Affirmative Action Survives Supreme Court Review; Bay Area Gives Affirmative Reaction

Affirmative action in college admissions survived U.S. Supreme Court review Monday in a consensus decision that avoided the difficult constitutional issues surrounding a challenge to the University of Texas admission plan.

06/24/2013

Same-sex marriage supporters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Excruciating Wait For SCOTUS Decision On Prop. 8’s Constitutionality

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.

06/24/2013

Same-sex marriage supporters shout slogans in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

New State Laws May Sway Justices On Upcoming Prop. 8 Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule by late June in two cases involving same-sex marriage. One is a challenge to California’s voter-approved Proposition 8 that defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

05/28/2013

Supreme Court Hears Arguments On California's Prop 8 And Defense Of Marriage Act

Bay Area Law Professors Predict High Court Will Invalidate Prop. 8, DOMA

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.

03/28/2013

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Supreme Court Skeptical Of Law Preventing Federal Benefits For Gays

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.

03/27/2013

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