Bay Area Businesses Among 379 Pushing Supreme Court To Declare Same-Sex Marriage Constitutional RightBay Area businesses ranging from the San Francisco Giants to Silicon Valley firms such as Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. are among 379 companies that asked the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday to declare a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.
'Erotic Service Providers' Sue To Legalize Prostitution, Overturn 1961 BanThe Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project claims the state’s current anti-prostitution law violates the Constitutional rights of sex workers.
Jefferson Award Winner Equips Teenagers With Knowledge For AdulthoodWhat freedoms and responsibilities do you have when you become an adult? That's what this Jefferson Award winner is teaching young African Americans.
Bay Area Judge Explains Your Rights If Police Want To Search Your CellphoneAs a California Highway Patrol officer faces accusations of stealing nude photos from a DUI suspect, what are your rights if you are pulled over?
Wyoming Becomes Latest State To Allow Same-Sex UnionsWyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of legalizations to a place where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard galvanized a national push for gay rights.
Meeting Of Catholic Bishops Signals Growing Acceptance For LGBT MembersThe meeting - known as a synod - was called by Pope Francis to discuss hot-button issues such as same-sex unions, divorce and birth control. No formal decisions were reached Monday, but CBS News reports that the tone of initial reports coming out of the two-day meeting indicate a major shift from condemnation to acceptance, including a call to recognize the positive aspects of civil unions and the potential benefits from establishing commitments from the gay community to the church.
California On Track To Become First State To Ban 'Gay Panic' Defense In CourtroomsCalifornia could soon become the first state to ban the "gay panic" defense in violent crimes against LGBT individuals.
George Takei Sees Gay Pride Beginning In JapanTakei hopes his Japanese counterparts will one day join the equal rights movement for sexual minorities...
Federal Judge Strikes Down Oregon Gay Marriage Ban State officials have said they’d be prepared to carry out same-sex marriages almost immediately, and couples lined up outside the county clerk’s office in Portland in anticipation of the decision.
Bay Area 'May Day' Protests, Rallies Call For Workers' Rights, End Of DeportationsLabor activists across the Bay Area rallied Thursday to celebrate International Workers Day, taking the opportunity to champion causes from minimum wage hikes to immigration reform to development projects.
Phil Matier: Naming Rights Considered To Fund Oakland ParksOakland's Parks and Recreations Department, which lacks funds to improve or even maintain the city-owned properties, is now considering a policy that would allow corporations and wealthy donors to buy the right to name public parks, gardens and recreation centers if they can pay their care.