When it comes to life-impacting stuff -- civil rights, political movements, or education reform, for example -- Los Angeles too often gets overlooked by snobby journalists and intellectual types in New York City and Washington D.C.
Let's just admit it: They don't take L.A. seriously and they hate ... More >>
The court battle to overturn California's infamous Proposition 8, a voter-approved initiative that effectively banned gay marriage in 2008, has been long and grueling.
Every decision that comes down from a judge (or panel of judges) plants a little hope in the hearts of same-sex couples up and down ... More >>
Is Brad Pitt feeling a little guilty about saying he might have to break his big promise not to marry Angelina Jolie until his homosexual brethren can do the same?
The American Foundation for Equal Rights, the plaintiff in California's never-ending court battle to overturn Proposition 8, is announc ... More >>
On Friday night, June 24, the New York State Senate passed a bill that legalizes gay marriage in the Empire State. Governor Andrew Cuomo quickly signed it into law, which will go into effect in 30 days. LGBT activists in California and elsewhere quickly responded to the news.
"We are beginn ... More >>
Gay rights activists in California and across the United States are thrilled with the Obama Administration's decision today to stop defending the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act in federal court.
"This is a huge victory for gay and lesbian couples and removes any doubt that the freedom to marr ... More >>
Hope y'all like stale wedding cakeOne small step toward repealing Prop. 8 was taken today -- but it's safe to say the California State Supreme Court announcement was no great step for mankind.
Basically, the court just set a date for hearing whether or not a website, Protectmarriage.com, can ... More >>
Ted SoquiGay marriage supporters at a West Hollywood rally in August.On Wednesday, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals approved a request by C-SPAN to televise a Proposition 8 hearing on December 6. Two cameras will be allowed in the courtroom, which will also serve as a pool feed for ot ... More >>
Hours after a federal judge struck down the Prop. 8 ban on gay marriage, using strong language to affirm the civil rights of gays and lesbians, demonstrators began celebrating Wednesday evening. The joy and satisfaction were tempered with the knowledge, however, that an appeal is com ... More >>
Patrick Range McDonaldProposition 8 protesters in West Hollywood in October, 2008.Updated throughout. Originally posted at 1:48 p.m.
U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker has overturned Proposition 8 in San Francisco today, handing gay rights advocates a major victory in the continuing bat ... More >>
Patrick Range McDonaldProposition 8 protesters in West Hollywood in October, 2008.U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker has overturned Proposition 8 in San Francisco today, handing gay rights advocates a major victory in the continuing battle over same-sex marriage.
In November, 2008, Ca ... More >>
Attorney Ted OlsonWhen closing arguments get underway for the Proposition 8 federal trial on Wednesday in San Francisco, a world-famous liberal won't be standing before U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker and making the case to overturn California's same-sex marriage ban.
Instead, that attor ... More >>
In San Francisco this morning, Proposition 8 supporters asked U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker to dismiss the federal lawsuit that seeks to overturn the successful anti-gay marriage ballot measure that became law after California voters passed it almost a year ago.Patrick Range McDonaldProp. 8 prot ... More >>
While gay rights groups in California continue to clash over which year to push forward with a pro-gay marriage ballot measure (check out this Queerty post), Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker announced during a San Francisco hearing yesterday that a federal Proposition 8 lawsuit will go to tri ... More >>
Last week, the National Organization for Marriage, an anti-gay marriage group, released a very professional, very message-driven video titled "Gathering Storm" on YouTube and also bought TV air time in Iowa, where that state's supreme court recently legalized gay marriage. In response to the slick a ... More >>
This morning, Queer Town reported that wealthy folks in Los Angeles County weren't donating as much as they could to fight Proposition 8. Karen Ocamb, news editor of In and Frontiers magazines, also wrote a top notch story about A-list gays missing from action. But now actor Brad Pitt may have chan ... More >>