On same-sex marriage and "don't ask, don't tell," Republicans and other conservatives increasingly are at odds with public opinion. Will the tea party movement help gay rights?
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown are not required to defend against a legal challenge to Prop. 8, the law banning same-sex marriage, the state supreme court found. So who will defend it now?
A judge said Monday that same-sex couples have to wait until a December appeal to his Prop. 8 ruling. The decision might have delayed intervention from the US Supreme Court.
Mexico's Supreme Court upheld a law Monday that allows gay couples in the capital to adopt children. The gay adoption decision comes a week after the court upheld the constitutionality of gay marriage.
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 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.
The Prop 8 stay imposed by US District Judge Vaughn Walker, who ruled last week that the California gay-marriage ban was unconstitutional, is set to expire Aug. 18, clearing the way for same-sex marriage in California.
Supporters of gay marriage must recognize that the American people themselves, not the Supreme Court, are the ultimate arbiters of law. That’s why their most important work is in the court of public opinion.
GOP conservatives may not be itching for a culture war over a judge's decision overturning California's gay marriage ban. Economic issues, not cultural ones, are their focus heading into Election 2010.
If Judge Vaughn Walker's decision declaring the California gay marriage law unconstitutional is eventually upheld by the US Supreme Court, it could overturn gay marriage bans in 45 states.