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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Same-sex couple Breana Hansen (L) and Monica Chacon kiss as they celebrate outside of San Francisco City Hall on February 7, 2012 in San Francisco, California. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California May Remove ‘Man And Woman’ State Law

A bill that would strike the traditional definition of marriage from California law is advancing through the Legislature after the U.S. and state supreme courts allowed same-sex unions to resume.

05/01/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 15: David Douglass, a student at University of California at Berkeley, leads a protest in support of affirmative action, outside the Supreme Court during the hearing of 'Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action' on October 15, 2013 in Washington, DC. The case revolves around affirmative action and whether or not states have the right to ban schools from using race as a consideration in school admissions. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Affirmative Action Push Driving Divide Between California’s Democrats

Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the state’s powerful Democratic Party and creating opportunity for conservatives.

04/23/2014

Jurors didn't agree that David Velasquez's knife attack on a teacher was a "prank." (Getty Images)

Court To Consider California’s DNA Collection Law

A federal appeals court appeared ready last year to strike down as an unconstitutional invasion of privacy a controversial California law requiring police to collect DNA samples from every person arrested in the state.

12/08/2013

Same-sex couple Amber Weiss (L) and Sharon Papo stand in line to receive their marriage license before getting married at San Francisco City Hall June 17, 2008 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State AG Urges Court To Deny San Diego Clerk’s Petition To Halt Gay Marriages

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is urging the state Supreme Court to reject the San Diego County clerk’s attempt to stop gay marriages in the state.

07/23/2013

An activist carries a cross in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington DC. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

No Supreme Court Decision Monday On Proposition 8, Defense Of Marriage Act

We won’t find out today if same-sex marriages will be allowed again in California.

06/24/2013

U.S. Awaits Supreme Court Decision On Affordable Care Act

US Supreme Court Rules States Can Limit Freedom Of Information Act To Its Residents

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that it’s legal for a state to limit use of its Freedom of Information Act to its own residents.

04/29/2013

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Decision To Hear Gay Marriage Postpones Same-Sex Marriage For California Couples

Same-sex marriage remains banned in California as the United Sates Supreme Court decided to rule on Prop 8, blocking same-sex marriage for now.

12/07/2012

U.S. Awaits Supreme Court Decision On Affordable Care Act

Supreme Court To Hear Cases On California Same-Sex Marriages

The Supreme Court plunged into the contentious issue of gay marriage Friday when it agreed to take up California’s ban on same-sex unions and a separate dispute about federal benefits for legally married gay couples.

12/07/2012

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First of ‘Armada’ Of Sex Discrimination Lawsuits Filed Against Wal-Mart

Lawyers representing former and current female workers of Wal-Mart Inc.’s California stores on Thursday filed the first of a planned “armada” of class action lawsuits accusing the world’s largest retailer of gender bias.

10/27/2011

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Judge Mulls Unsealing Videos Of Gay Marriage Trial

The legal sparring over California’s same-sex marriage ban returned to a San Francisco courtroom Monday with a federal judge hearing arguments on whether he should unseal video recordings of last year’s landmark trial on the constitutionality of the voter-approved measure.

08/29/2011

Supreme Court To Hear CA Prison Crowding Case

In a case pitting states rights against the power of the federal judiciary, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments about a federal court order requiring California to release inmates from its overcrowded prisons.

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