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Proposition 8 (California, 2010)

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  • 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'

    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

    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...
  • California's initiative process could become more enlightened under this new law

    California's initiative process could become more enlightened under this new law
    It turns out that a legislative hearing can be simultaneously enlightening and pointless. Take, for example, Monday's hearing in Sacramento on Proposition 46, the measure on the Nov. 4 ballot to increase the cap on medical malpractice damages, and...
  • Gavin Newsom for lieutenant governor

    Gavin Newsom for lieutenant governor
    The most important responsibility of California's lieutenant governor is simply to be there, to wait around just in case the governor should die, resign or become incapacitated. That doesn't make for a very busy day-to-day schedule, but then, this is...
  • Alaska actually wants to use the Jim Crow approach in defending its gay marriage ban

    Alaska actually wants to use the Jim Crow approach in defending its gay marriage ban
    States that try to defend their bans on same-sex marriage have a couple of stock arguments that they tend to fall back on. One is that gay marriage harms traditional heterosexual marriage, an assertion that failed in California’s Proposition 8 trial...
  • Gay marriage supporters, opponents alike eager for Supreme Court ruling

    Gay marriage supporters, opponents alike eager for Supreme Court ruling
    After fighting state by state for more than 20 years, the same-sex marriage movement is riding an extraordinary wave of legal victories as the Supreme Court prepares to decide whether gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry nationwide....