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Gay marriage faces paradigm shift


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 […]

Harris pushes for same-sex marriage


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 […]

New marriage proposal faces uphill battle


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 […]