| 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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage treats gays as second-class citizens and should be overturned, an attorney representing a lesbian couple argued Tuesday at the start of the latest legal challenge to such laws.
The case is being closely watched for...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:40 PM
U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. seems to see himself as a minister of justice with responsibilities that transcend the actual duties of his job. In his latest pronouncement, Holder told the New York Times that state attorneys general should feel free...
| Feb 27, 2014
The six state attorneys general who have declined to defend their states' bans on same-sex marriage in court got some encouragement this week from U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. In a speech to the National Assn. of Attorneys General, Holder said...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 10:15 PM
WASHINGTON — The legal campaign for marriage equality is picking up speed, moving at a pace that has surprised even longtime advocates and increasing the likelihood of a definitive Supreme Court test as early as next year.
Efforts by some...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Ron Nehring, former chairman of the California Republican Party, said Tuesday that he is running for lieutenant governor.
"It's a key leadership position in state government, and the lieutenant governor's office is what the holder chooses to make of it,...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Earnest, solid if somewhat plodding at times, "The Case Against 8" follows the successful fight to have California's anti-gay-marriage Proposition 8 overturned as unconstitutional. There are engaging, articulate personalities here that maintain interest...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Eons ago, OK, 1996, I was a fresh-faced summer associate at the venerable white shoe law firm Davis Polk and Wardwell in New York. As part of their civilizing mission for law students, the firm not only taught us how to drink dry martinis but urged us...
| May 11, 2014
| 12:46 PM
"Hoo!” Dustin Lance Black told the graduating class of Pasadena City College. “I made it!”
Yes he did, and with that opening line, the screenwriter and LGBT activist brought something of a close to an embarrassing chapter for the...
| 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....