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Mar 21, 2013

Follow KQED's Prop. 8 Supreme Court Coverage on News Fix

Keep up with KQED's latest Prop. 8 coverage on our news blog, News Fix. On Tuesday, March 26, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in California's Prop. 8 case, Hollingsworth v. Perry. The next day, it will hear arguments on the … Continue reading »

Jun 22, 2012

Another Gay Marriage Foe Evolves

Anyone who witnessed the Prop. 8 trial in 2010 (and sadly few did since the U.S. Supreme Court banned cameras in the courtroom at the last minute) remembers the testimony of David Blankenhorn as one of the highlights. Blankenhorn, founder and … Continue reading »

Appeals Court Upholds Walker's Decision

Feb 07, 2012

Appeals Court Upholds Walker's Decision

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? A federal appeals court on Tuesday declared California's same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional, putting the bitterly contested, voter-approved law on track for likely consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court. A three-judge panel of the 9th … Continue reading »

Feb 02, 2012

9th Circuit Smack Down: Keep Trial Tapes Secret

The Chief Judge of California's Northern District Court last year ordered video tapes of the Prop. 8 trial released. But a 3-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today disagreed -- and it wasn't close. In a 3-0 … Continue reading »

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The California Report | Friday, Dec 06, 2013, 4:30 PM

Chief Justice Ronald George Reflects on Death Penalty, Prop. 8

In his 14 years as chief justice of the California Supreme Court, Ronald George developed a reputation for moderation and pragmatism. George retired in 2011, three years after writing the majority opinion in a historic 4-3 decision striking down California's ban on same-sex marriage. In his new book "Chief: The Quest for Justice in California," George reflects on his life and the law as part of the Court's Oral History Project.

Forum | Friday, Sep 20, 2013, 9:00 AM

Pope Francis Speaks Out on Gays and Abortion

The Catholic Church is too focused on "small-minded rules" and issues like homosexuality and abortion, Pope Francis said in a revealing interview with an Italian Jesuit magazine, released this week. We'll discuss the Pope's candid comments and what they say about his vision for the Church.

The California Report | Tuesday, Jul 02, 2013, 8:50 AM

Religious Groups React to Same-Sex Marriage in California

Same-sex couples are now free to wed again in California. But questions remain: such as what happens if some local jurisdictions resist? There is also disagreement over how religious congregations might be impacted.

The California Report | Friday, Jun 28, 2013, 4:30 PM

Same-Sex Couples Line Up to Get Married in San Francisco

Two days after the Supreme Court struck down California's Proposition 8, same-sex couples lined up to get married at San Francisco's City Hall. After word spread that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has lifted its freeze on weddings, same-sex couples started taking out marriage licenses.

The California Report | Thursday, Jun 27, 2013, 8:50 AM

What Benefits Does Erasure of DOMA Bestow?

California's same-sex couples can now look forward to more than 1000 federal benefits: tax breaks, pensions and immigration rights tied to marriage.