| 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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 1:17 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- A Los Angeles-based gay rights group that launched the federal challenge of Proposition 8 has hired high-powered attorneys Theodore B. Olson and David Boies to challenge Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage.
The American Foundation...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:47 PM
Oil and gas giant ExxonMobil Corp. plans to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of its U.S. workers after a landmark Supreme Court ruling in June that struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
The change, effective Tuesday, follows a long-...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:27 PM
The California Supreme Court refused Monday to stop gays from marrying while it considers a legal bid to revive Proposition 8.
The court rejected a request by ProtectMarriage, the sponsors of the 2008 ballot measure, to stop the issuing of marriage...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Pictures in the News from around the world....
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. On Monday, Egypt's military gave a "last-chance" ultimatum to President Mohammed Morsi, giving him 48 hours to meet the demands of millions of protesters in the streets seeking his ouster, or...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 10:22 AM
Monday's Pictures in the News begina in California, with a couple riding down Market St. with a just married sign on the motorcycle during the annual gay pride parade in San Francisco. Gay marriages resumed in California over the weekend despite a latch-...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Joining with counterparts from five other states and the District of Columbia, state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court implicitly arguing that California’s ban on racial preferences by state...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 8:37 AM
The California Supreme Court's decision this week to reject an attempt to revive Proposition 8 does not bar future attempts to stop gay marriages, but the chance of any new bid succeeding appears dim.
The state high court's action Wednesday ended the...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:25 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to revive Proposition 8, ending the last remaining legal challenge to same-sex marriage in the state.
Meeting in closed session, the state high court rejected arguments by...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Joel Wachs hasn't been an Angeleno for a dozen years, but he still has his key to the city. And he feels its political tremors. L.A., where he made his political bones on the City Council, has just sworn in a new mayor — a brass ring he tried...