| 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...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 8:51 PM
The way Gov. Jerry Brown sees it, California has upended the nation's practice of shortchanging the schools of poor and minority students.
"Those who have the biggest challenge, they need the most money," Brown told an American Federation of Teachers...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Emotional and analytical by turn, "The Case Against 8" is a thoroughly engaging documentary that draws back the curtain on one aspect of perhaps the most contentious legal battle of recent years, the fight for marriage equality that went all the way to...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:30 PM
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has made no secret of his stance on same-sex marriage.
As chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops subcommittee for the promotion and defense of marriage, he backed an amendment to the U....
| May 29, 2014
| 2:30 PM
For years HBO and other television distributors, which play an instrumental role in every documentary's shelf life, could rent a theater for a week -- a tactic known as "four-walling"-- and quietly qualify docs for Academy Award consideration, thereby...