| Jun 26, 2013
| 11:02 AM
WASHINGTON -- Shortly after the Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for gay marriage in California, Paul Katami, one of the plaintiffs in the case, proposed to his partner, Jeff Zarillo.
“Today is a good day. It’s the day I finally get...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 8:26 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court’s eagerly awaited decisions on same-sex marriage and voting rights will have to wait until later this week, as the justices finished Monday’s public session with a ruling on affirmative action but nothing on...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:10 AM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court gave a major boost to marriage equality for gays and lesbians Wednesday, striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and clearing the way for gay marriages in California.
The decisions by the high court do...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
For his high school prom in 1942, Robert Clement bought a white orchid corsage in a fancy plastic box.
He gave it to a female staff member who organized the dance. Others would think it was a kind gesture, that he was just a considerate young man. In...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Jasmyne Cannick didn't join the folks in West Hollywood celebrating the gay marriage victory handed down by the Supreme Court this week.
She was too busy mourning the assault on minorities' voting rights the court unleashed the day before.
| Jun 29, 2013
| 9:10 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — They piled into their white Prius in Los Alamitos at midnight and arrived at City Hall here not long after sunrise Saturday with one simple goal in mind: A marriage license. Right now.
Sandy Palmer and Mary Dang knew they couldn'...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 8:32 PM
SACRAMENTO--This is the 50th anniversary year of arguably the biggest, bitterest brawl ever in California's Capitol. And looking back today, it seems almost inconceivable what the fracas was all about.
It was waged over whether homeowners and...
| May 26, 2013
| 3:51 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Lawyers leading the fight for gay marriage in California have been quietly preparing state officials for the possibility the U.S. Supreme Court might dismiss the case on a technicality next month without deciding the fate of...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:54 PM
SACRAMENTO — The way I read it, the Supreme Court concluded what increasing numbers of Californians have been saying: that opponents of same-sex marriage can't show any personal harm from two gay people exchanging vows.
The justices wrote in...
| 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...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:46 PM
SAN DIEGO — Republican Party leaders and their allies in the business community did not like it when a Democrat was elected mayor last November.
Still shaken by the chaotic nine months of Bob Filner's tenure, including his feud with the tourism...