| May 12, 2014
| 1:07 PM
Things are going well for the gay marriage movement. Judges in the unlikeliest corners of the country have been striking down bans on same-sex marriage. Check out the weddings Monday in Arkansas. And, as with the Proposition 8 court case in California,...
| Apr 27, 2014
Last year's Proposition 8 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court changed the lives of many same-sex couples and their families in California for the better. But the political fallout from that decision is also having a profound and worrisome effect on the...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 5:58 AM
The 2014 Maryland Film Festival takes place May 7-11 around the Station North Arts District and other Baltimore area locations. The festival traditionally highlights international features, topical documentaries, local works and several shorts programs,...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:40 PM
It was 1959 when Sheila Kuehl, an 18-year-old UCLA student, first fell in love with a woman. For a year, Kuehl stashed daily letters from her in a dresser drawer at her Westwood sorority house.
One day, Kuehl walked into the sorority den and was stunned...
| May 2, 2014
Re "Bad initiatives make bad law," Opinion, April 27
Whether you agree or disagree with the premise of Proposition 8, the 2008 California same-sex marriage ban, is irrelevant.
We elect public officials to enforce the will of the people. The attorney...
| Jan 29, 2014
Last year, as the Supreme Court was considering cases on both Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, this page urged the justices to issue a ruling making it clear that state bans on same-sex marriage violated the Constitution. Instead, the...
| Jan 31, 2014
Re "Gay marriage, in court again," Editorial, Jan. 29
With the Proposition 8 case last year, the Supreme Court might well have been forced to rule on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans. Instead, Gov. Jerry Brown and Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 5:02 PM
This year started out well for same-sex marriage. On Jan. 1, Maryland became the ninth state to recognize the marriages of gay and lesbian couples.
And it ended even better. Several votes and a smattering of court rulings later, the number of states...
| Dec 23, 2013
Here's something that California doesn't need: a replay of Proposition 8 in slightly different form. But it may get one. Opponents of a new state law that expands the rights of transgender students say they have submitted enough signatures to place a...
| Dec 26, 2013
Californians could be faced in November with a proposal to dramatically alter the pension and benefit system for public employees. San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has submitted a statewide ballot initiative that would allow government agencies to negotiate...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Utah officials plan to ask the U.S. Supreme Court as early as Thursday to stop same-sex marriages in their state, a last-ditch effort to halt the parade of weddings since a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on such unions.