The California Supreme Court will answer a sticky legal question: Can the opponents of gay marriage who backed Prop. 8 defend it in court? Oral arguments won't start before September.
Do gay couples have a constitutional right to marry? A US appeals court withholds judgment, instead asking California's Supreme Court to resolve whether Prop. 8 backers have legal standing to defend the gay marriage ban.
Supporters of Prop. 8, the California gay marriage ban, face tough questioning in hearing before an appeals court. They are seeking a reversal of a federal judge's ruling against Prop. 8.
US District Judge Vaughn Walker, who invalidated Proposition 8, doubts the proponents of California's gay marriage ban have any standing to appeal his ruling.
The southern California earthquakes Monday night peaked at magnitude 5.7, disrupting a San Diego Padres baseball game, but no significant damage or injuries have been reported.
California earthquake: US-Mexico border rocked by an aftershock on the Easter Sunday earthquake that shook Baja California and Southern California.
The Baja earthquake centered 22 miles from the border town of Mexicali, Mexico, knocked buildings off their foundations and closed a busy US-Mexico port of entry Sunday.