| Aug 15, 2013
| 8:37 AM
The California Supreme Court's decision this week to reject an attempt to revive Proposition 8 does not bar future attempts to stop gay marriages, but the chance of any new bid succeeding appears dim.
The state high court's action Wednesday ended the...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:25 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to revive Proposition 8, ending the last remaining legal challenge to same-sex marriage in the state.
Meeting in closed session, the state high court rejected arguments by...
| Nov 28, 2013
One hundred and fifty years ago, with the country still torn by civil war, President Lincoln issued a proclamation calling for all Americans to observe a common day "of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens." That'...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:00 AM
German graphic designer Benedikt Gross was flying into Los Angeles for the first time when he gazed out the jetliner's window and was mesmerized by the hundreds of shimmering blue swimming pools tiling the landscape below.
The image of all those...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Joining with counterparts from five other states and the District of Columbia, state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court implicitly arguing that California’s ban on racial preferences by state...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 6:24 PM
SAN FRANCISCO--The National Organization for Marriage, which backed Proposition 8’s now defunct ban on same-sex marriage, announced Friday that it would work to repeal a new California law that permits transgender students to use bathrooms that...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:46 PM
SAN DIEGO — Republican Party leaders and their allies in the business community did not like it when a Democrat was elected mayor last November.
Still shaken by the chaotic nine months of Bob Filner's tenure, including his feud with the tourism...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Gay rights activists have launched a boycott against Barilla after the CEO of the pasta behemoth said he would not use a gay couple in the company’s ads. Guido Barilla’s reasoning: Gays don’t fit in with the image of a “classic...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Last week: The extraordinary call of Pope Francis for prayer and fasting to avert the folly of U.S. military intervention in Syria. He called for a political — not a military solution to the humanitarian crisis that is Syria today, with two...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"Journalists ... know perfectly well that it is almost impossible to consider their activities for any period of time without laughing out loud." -- Alexander Cockburn
LIZA MINNELLI is the latest big star to step forward and support the NOH8 Campaign....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 1:17 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- A Los Angeles-based gay rights group that launched the federal challenge of Proposition 8 has hired high-powered attorneys Theodore B. Olson and David Boies to challenge Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage.
The American Foundation...