The Boy Scouts drafted the proposal on gay youths after sending surveys to about 1 million members. Many respondents, the organization said Friday, felt that youths should not be denied the benefits of Scouting.
California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that backers of Prop. 8 – which banned gay marriage in the state – can defend the measure in federal court, in lieu of state officials who declined to do so. The ruling means a major federal lawsuit proceeds.
In nod to gay rights, Obama backs repeal of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act), which defines marriage as between one man and one woman and withholds federal benefits from gay married couples.
The legal proponents of Prop. 8 vow to appeal a federal judge's Thursday ruling to allow gay marriage in California, perhaps as early as next week. But the judge raised questions about their legal standing.
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that video of the case challenging California’s Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage can be shown on YouTube. Proceedings are set to start Monday.
The GOP California lawmaker who was caught on video making sexual boasts is being investigated for a reported tryst with an energy lobbyist.
Equality California said Wednesday it is targeting the 2012 election. But other groups want to do it next year. The rift could hurt their campaign.
As a deal stalled over school funding cuts, warnings sounded about rising state debt and falling bond ratings.