| 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...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 7:08 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Anxious about last summer's ruling on Proposition 8, sponsors of California ballot measures are going to considerable lengths to ensure they will be able to defend them if the state doesn't.
Nearly 1 in 4 proposed initiatives...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The Sundance Film Festival, which opens Thursday, does not have an annual motto, but if it did the one this year might be "We Hear You."
Understanding that its frigid Park City, Utah, location makes standing in the festival's endless lines something...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:35 PM
The Sundance Film Festival kicks off in Park City, Utah, Jan. 16, which means a handful of LGBT-related movies will be making their premieres. Whether these flicks get picked up for distribution in theaters is another question entirely. But in the...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 3:30 AM
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Assn. has received complaints from people opposing a planned same-sex wedding on the AIDS Healthcare Foundation's float.
Some took to the organization’s Facebook page to voice their anger, calling the wedding...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 6:30 PM
For the 30th anniversary of the Sundance Film Festival, Robert Redford wanted to jump out of a cake. Before introducing the Jan. 16 opening night film, Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash" (which Sony Pictures Classics acquired), Redford revealed to the Eccles...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:23 AM
After a federal district judge in Utah struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage and refused to stay his ruling, the state asked the U.S. Supreme Court to put the decision on hold. The court obliged.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise....
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:08 PM
PARK CITY, Utah -- How does it feel to have audiences moved to tears while watching your film?
What happens when your documentary takes five years to make?
How do you tackle a subject that has become a national controversy?
PHOTOS: Sundance Film...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:51 AM
Newly elected Virginia Atty. Gen. Mark R. Herring filed a court opinion Thursday declaring the state’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage unconstitutional and announcing his office will no longer defend the law.
The decision follows recent federal...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 8:40 AM
Organizers of the Rose Parade are defending the AIDS Healthcare Foundation's plans to hold a same-sex wedding on its float amid criticism and complaints posted online.
The float, titled “Living the Dream: Love Is the Best Protection,” was...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 12:43 PM
In the wake of national tragedies like the Boston Marathon bombing, Pasadena police and fire officials said they are stepping up security for the annual Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl game.
The Pasadena Police Department said it will use...