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Proposition 8 (California, 2010)

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  • Supreme Court set to decide national debate on gay marriage

    Supreme Court set to decide national debate on gay marriage
    Setting the stage for its most significant ruling on gay rights, the U.S. Supreme Court said Friday that it would resolve the two-decade legal battle over same-sex marriage. The justices agreed to hear cases from Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee,...
  • DP Buzz: Same-sex adoption

    Editor's note: "DP Buzz" is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here is...
  • Doorstep visits change attitudes on gay marriage

    Doorstep visits change attitudes on gay marriage
    A single conversation with a gay or lesbian door-to-door canvasser had the ability to change attitudes on same-sex marriage in neighborhoods that overwhelmingly opposed such unions, according to new research. In a study conducted in Los Angeles County...
  • No rush to judgment for Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris

    No rush to judgment for Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris
    Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris, California's top law enforcement officer, had little to say in July when an Orange County federal judge declared the state's death penalty system unconstitutional. Several weeks later, Harris announced that she would...
  • From Prop. 8 to Joe Paterno, six contenders for feature documentary

    It's notoriously hard to predict which feature documentaries will end up as the film academy's final five nominees, but surveying the field, one thing is clear: It's been an extraordinary year for nonfiction on-screen. Even discounting long shots like...
  • Sorry, Grimes: 'Secrecy of the ballot box' not an out for nervous politicians

    It’s the campaign gaffe heard 'round the world, or at least the political world. Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky, refuses to say whether she voted for President Obama in 2008 and 2012.  Kentucky is...
  • Gay marriage, courts and the 'tyranny of the majority'

    Gay marriage, courts and the 'tyranny of the majority'
    On a few hot-button topics, what draws the most spirited reader reactions are letters from other readers. On gun control, for example, letters calling for more restrictive firearms laws often provoke readers who disagree to pen point-by-point rebuttals....
  • Supreme Court clears the way for gay marriage in 11 more states

    Supreme Court clears the way for gay marriage in 11 more states
    Just 12 years ago, it was illegal for gays and lesbians to marry anywhere in the U.S. But Monday,‎ the drive to legalize same-sex marriage — which began some two decades ago as a seemingly far-fetched quest — neared final victory as...
  • Let the people's will, not the courts', prevail on gay marriage

    To the editor: In 2000, the state of California adopted Proposition 22, which forbade the licensing of same-sex marriages. In 2008, the California Supreme Court ruled that law unconstitutional. ("Supreme Court clears the way for gay marriage in 11 more...
  • Trayvon Martin death inspires series of plays

     Trayvon Martin death inspires series of plays
    When George Zimmerman was acquitted in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, theater producer Beth Marshall was angry. So the Orlando resident began working on "The Trayvon Martin Project," a three-part series examining issues that arose from...
  • Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigns under fire for supporting Prop. 8

    Just days after taking the job, Brendan Eich has resigned as chief executive of Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, after coming under fire for his 2008 support of Proposition 8, the California constitutional amendment that disallowed the marriage of same-...