Those who support Prop 8, the law that once, but no longer, outlawed marriage equality in California, can’t seem to get the idea in their heads that they lost.
|By: Alvin McEwen Tuesday August 6, 2013 6:16 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Thursday June 27, 2013 9:15 am|
One thing that the Supreme Court’s two rulings on Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 basically assured is that the Court is not done with this issue. By striking down the federal government’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages preferred in states where it is legal but deciding not to address whether individual states can prohibit same-sex marriage, the Court created almost as many questions as answers yesterday. Questions that can only be answered by new cases before the Court.
|By: RH Reality Check Wednesday June 12, 2013 6:00 pm|
In 2007 Edie Windsor married Thea Spyer after already being together for 40 years. When Spyer died, in 2009, their home state of New York recognized marriage equality, but because of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the federal law that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman, the federal government did not. As a result, Windsor was faced with paying more than $363,000 in federal estate taxes because Spyer had left her estate to Windsor.
Had the federal government recognized their marriage and given it the same status as opposite-sex married couples in the state, Windsor would not have to pay any estate taxes.
|By: TBogg Monday August 27, 2012 3:31 pm|
Local priest-guy Salvatore “Big Sally” Cordileone who was recently called up by by capo di tutti capi Ratzinger to take over the San Francisco family after his fine work kneecapping the gheys when they tried to muscle their way into a piece of the California marriage racket, was down in San Diego this weekend, uh, partying. As in DUI partying.
|By: Teddy Partridge Saturday March 3, 2012 7:45 pm|
I do want to congratulate Judge Vaughn Walker on snagging Brad Pitt as the actor playing him, as I had thought they’d use Brad to play that intrepid front-row Firedoglake liveblogger….
|By: Teddy Partridge Saturday March 3, 2012 4:50 pm|
RSVP to AFER here to set up a window to watch the reading. This live Los Angeles production includes such stars as Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Martin Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Matt Bomer, Campbell Brown, Chris Colfer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Vanessa Garcia, Cleve Jones, Christine Lahti, Jane Lynch, and Matthew Morrison.
|By: Scarecrow Tuesday February 7, 2012 10:09 am|
The Ninth Circuit Court just held, 2-1, that California’s imfamous anti-gay Prop 8 was unconstitutional. “Proposition 8 served no purpose, and had no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California,” the court said.
|By: Teddy Partridge Thursday February 2, 2012 1:56 pm|
A panel of the Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals ruled today, unanimously, that the videos made during the Perry v Schwarzenegger trial by then-Chief Judge Vaughn Walker of the proceedings in his courtroom and ordered released by his successor, Chief Judge James Ware, will remain sealed and not viewable by the public, in order to “preserve the integrity of the judicial process.”
Whatever that means.
|By: Teddy Partridge Wednesday January 18, 2012 6:10 pm|
The cast for the West Coast one-night production of Dustin Lance Black’s “8″ has been announced, and it’s rather hottie-intense.
|By: Teddy Partridge Thursday November 24, 2011 6:30 pm|
I wanted to share these two families’ best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving. I think their very simple wishes for this holiday illustrate how all families are the same: our hopes and dreams, and our rights and responsibilities.