Rallies were held across the country in celebration of the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision on Friday, including one in Sacramento on the steps of the state Capitol.
There was much celebrating and praise for the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision on Friday, but one local attorney argues the ruling has no legal foundation.
Justice Anthony Kennedy grew up in Sacramento and taught Constitutional law at McGeorge from 1965 until his appointment to the Supreme Court in 1988. Since then, he’s taught at McGeorge’s summer program in Austria.
Eric Moutsos, 33, said Wednesday that he was unfairly branded a bigot despite simply asking to swap roles and work a different part of the parade in June 2014. Moutsos, a Mormon, said he felt uncomfortable doing what he considered celebratory circles with other motorcycles leading the parade because of his religious views. But he said he never refused to work the parade.
In yet another example of a shift in tone on gay rights, leaders of the Mormon church spoke out on Tuesday in support of anti-discrimination laws for the LGBT community. At the same time, the church also called for laws that would protect faith communities against discrimination and retaliation.
Alabama became the latest state to see its ban on gay marriage fall to a federal court ruling Friday, as the issue of same-sex marriage heads to the U.S. Supreme Court.
She and her partner, Shelly Bailes, have been legally married in California for six years, and together for 41. They’ve worked on the marriage equality movement for 15 years and have seen change.
The Supreme Court says it will decide whether same-sex couples nationwide have a right to marry under the Constitution.
A group that fought to keep Nevada’s state ban on same-sex marriage is dropping its appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court and a lower court, clearing the way for gay weddings.
The Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions.
Both sides in the gay marriage debate agree on one thing: It’s time for the Supreme Court to settle the matter.
The California Legislature has approved a bill that will modify birth certificates to accommodate same-sex couples who become parents.