Posts tagged "prop 8"

Supreme Court To Hear Four Gay Marriage Cases, May End Up Making It A Constitutional Right

Today, the Supreme Court announced it would consider four new gay marriage cases and decide whether individual states have the right to ban gay marriage. Given that they refused to hear seven appeals from states where gay marriage bans had been invalidated back in October, experts expect that the Court will rule in favor of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 16, 2015

High School Teacher Ken Bencomo Fired After Marrying A Man

Since Proposition 8 was struck down in the Supreme Court, same-sex marriage is once again legal in California. Unfortunately, just because something is legal doesn't mean that people are suddenly more accepting and open-minded about it. Ken Bencomo of Rancho Cucamonga taught at St. Lucy’s Priory, an all-girls Catholic school in Glendora, California, and wa…

By: Mary Odell / August 3, 2013

Frisky Eats: 10 Rainbow Foods To Celebrate Sweet Victory

The Supreme Court's decisions to strike down DOMA and Prop 8 deserve some serious celebration. And what food would be more fitting for this sweet, sweet victory than an array of rainbow desserts? I found recipes for rainbow cake, popsicles, cupcakes, cookies, truffles, and much more. Click through to check 'em out!

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 27, 2013

Scenes From The Supreme Courts Ruling On The Defense Of Marriage Act & Prop 8

On Wednesday morning the Supreme Court ruled to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act and California's anti-gay marriage Prop 8. After months of waiting for a decision, gay marriage supporters can breathe a sigh of relief. Photos from around the Supreme Court and in San Francisco's City Hall capture the ebullient mood of gay…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 26, 2013

25 Marriage Equality Signs Making The Rounds On Facebook

By now, you've probably noticed more than a few of your friends have changed their Facebook profile photos to the image of an equals sign on a red background, showing their support for marriage equality. This week, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments in two key cases, the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Pro…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 27, 2013

Another Victory For Marriage Equality: Prop 8 Ruled Unconstitutional!

More good news on the marriage equality front! Today, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional. California voters passed the measure in 2008, explicitly defining marriage to be between one man and one woman. In the four-month period before the law took effect, an estimated 18,000 same-sex couples wed…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 7, 2012

The Moment Prop 8 Was Ruled Unconstitutional

I have to say, this footage from outside the federal court building in San Francisco yesterday when opponents of Prop 8 learned it had been ruled unconstitutional and that California would begin issuing marriage licenses to gays and lesbians was even more beautiful than that one guy's double rainbow. [via BuzzFeed]…

By: Wendy Atterberry / August 5, 2010

Prop 8 Overturned In California

It's official: Prop 8 has been overturned in California. This afternoon, U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that the ballot initiative denying marriage rights to same-sex couples was unconstitutional. Proposition 8 was passed in California in November 2008, following a May 2008 decision by the California Supreme Court that allowed for same-sex marriage in the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 4, 2010

Quick Pic: Drew Barrymore Shows Her True Colors

Drew attended a demonstrated against the California Supreme Court's decision upholding Prop 8. Good for her. But what's up with the blue under-eye shadow? [West Hollywood, CA, 5/26/09]…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 27, 2009

California Supreme Court Upholds Prop 8

The California Supreme Court has ruled to uphold Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage. However, the court also decided that the some 18,000 same sex marriages that occurred between June and November, when Prop 8 passed, will stand. [LA Times]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 26, 2009

Get Your Rocks Off: Love Songs To Stop The H8

Last May, after the California State Supreme Court’s groundbreaking civil rights decision that same sex marriage bans were unconstitutional, 18,000 couples, including Ellen and Portia, were finally able to tie the knot! However, in November, Proposition 8 passed by a narrow majority, putting all those wedding bands in jeopardy! Luckily, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger listened to…

By: Simcha / March 5, 2009

10 Things To Look Forward To In ’09

This year has been sort of a Debbie Downer. From the stock market slump, to the shocking death of Heath Ledger, to the lame duck President’s reversal of medical rights last week, things have been looking pretty glum. But I’m ready for a clean slate! So, for those of you who are with me and…

By: Simcha / December 22, 2008