This past week, the Obama administration made an unprecedented move in its filing of an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in which it encouraged the court to strike down Proposition 8. The 2008 passage of California’s now-infamous ballot initiative ensured that same-sex marriage would remain illegal under the provisions of California’s state […]
The Supreme Court has not yet announced whether or not it will take up cases on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.
Legal experts discussed the Supreme Court’s analysis of the document on its 225th birthday.
California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has requested that same-sex marriage be permitted throughout the state until an appeals court reaches a verdict on the constitutionality of Proposition 8. In 2008, California voters approved Proposition 8, which strictly defined marriage as being between a man and a woman. Harris argues that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional […]
Director of LGBT Student Resource Center said mind-sets on gay marriage are changing.
Repeal forces California’s leaders to choose between popularity and constitutional obligations.
On Tuesday morning, three US congressmen held a press conference to announce the Respect for Marriage Act, a proposed law that would repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act — which defines marriage as between a man and a woman. At the conference, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) said that same-sex couples “have debunked the baseless […]
Grassroots program treats participants to seminars, workshops and campaign simulations.
It’s déjà vu, all over again.
While Prop 8 was ruled constitutional, the court decided to recognize 18,000 existing marriages.