| Oct 20, 2013
| 10:52 PM
At 12:01 a.m. Monday, Beth Asaro and Joanne Schailey said "I do" in the place that matters most to them — and became among the first gay couples to wed in New Jersey, the 14th state to permit same-sex marriage.
They've been together 27 years,...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Five years ago, the major social issue on the ballot was Proposition 8, the ballot initiative that banned gay marriage in California until it was invalidated by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year.
Next year, it may be a referendum on a new law...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:19 PM
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Maybe you’ve heard about the beloved local ice cream company that’s been forced to close its doors because of Obamacare?
Earlier this week, Newt Gingrich shared the dreadful...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 1:18 PM
News stories about Janet Yellen’s nomination to head the Federal Reserve have all stated one obvious fact: If confirmed, she will be the first woman to hold that position. But there’s an even more significant barrier Yellen is breaching. She&...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Tuesday's Supreme Court decision striking down a key section of the Voting Rights Act won't bring back the worst excesses that inspired that landmark civil rights law. African Americans in the South seeking to register to vote don't need to fear that this...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:59 PM
A Marine from Camp Pendleton is set to be released Friday from the brig at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego after serving six years behind bars for killing an unarmed Iraqi in 2006, the Marine's attorney said Thursday night.
The Court of...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 9:17 AM
For the first time since George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering their son, Trayvon Martin's parents gave TV interviews Thursday morning to decry the verdict and ask the federal government to continue to investigate.
Sybrina Fulton, Martin's mother,...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 1:31 PM
In a first, the International Monetary Fund has said it will consider filing a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court supporting Argentina’s position in a long-running debt fight with hedge funds.
The IMF has never before made such a filing before the...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:41 PM
Los Angeles may file another appeal of a ban on seizing and destroying property that homeless people leave unattended on skid row.
In a notice of appeal filed Wednesday, the city indicated that it may challenge a federal judge's refusal to modify the...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:40 PM
Lisa Phillian has been a one-stop shop for hundreds of gay couples who wanted to tie the knot even before gay marriage was legal in California.
Want to say "I do" on the beach? No problem — she's a wedding planner. Need a marriage license? She's...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 2:48 PM
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court struck down a law that defined marriage for federal purposes as the union of one man and one woman. But what part of the Constitution did Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act violate? It’s surprisingly...