| Jul 1, 2014
| 8:30 PM
It's been just over a year since the Supreme Court rendered a decision that let same-sex marriages begin again in California, this time for good.
On Saturday, two of the plaintiffs in the case that overturned Proposition 8, exchanged their vows before...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 7:07 AM
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, and U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, are marking June as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender pride month.
From Wasserman Schultz:
This June, we...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 5:15 AM
A documentary telling the story of a landmark Supreme Court trial typically depends on archival photos, legal documents and interviews with historians or, with some luck, participants long after the trial itself.
Not so with "The Case Against 8." The...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:30 PM
More than 1,300 legally married same-sex couples in Utah, where the Mormon Church is headquartered? Who would have thought it possible 10 or even five years ago? Marriage licenses issued to more than 500 gay and lesbian couples in the politically...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 2:47 PM
The old Orchard Supply Hardware in Burbank sits half a mile from my former home on Reese Place. Despite its convenient location, it never failed to have more than half of what I needed for any project, forcing me to trudge another couple miles to the Home...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:20 PM
The Republican Party is alive and kicking after all in California. Not exactly kicking butt — but surviving, thinking and scrapping.
The GOP dodged a potentially fatal Tim Donnelly bullet by advancing the much safer Neel Kashkari to a November...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:42 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court is headed for change.
Dominated for decades by Republicans, the state's most powerful court may soon be remade by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown if, as expected, he wins another term.
Three of the court'...
| May 20, 2014
| 5:16 PM
The fifth season finale of "Modern Family" on Wednesday promises to finally bring fans the long-awaited wedding of Cam (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), an event that seems extremely timely considering the news of gay marriage bans...
| May 20, 2014
| 3:34 PM
On Tuesday, my native Pennsylvania became the latest state to have its ban on same-sex marriage declared unconstitutional by a judge. Like other jurists before him, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones cited (among other precedents) the Supreme Court’s...
| May 4, 2014
| 8:06 PM
John Duran gets the question over and over in his against-the-odds bid to replace Zev Yaroslavsky on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. People he meets on the campaign trail ask, "Where did you come from?"
The quick answer is West Hollywood....
| May 9, 2014
| 11:40 AM
A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in the case of Town of Greece, New York v. Galloway et al., that it does not violate the Constitution to offer sectarian prayers during open local government meetings, even if the majority of the prayers offered...