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Kamala Harris Reacts to Supreme Court Decision
California's attorney general calls for same-sex marriages to resume "as soon as possible."
Federal Judge Who Pushed Rights of Prisoners, Gays Retiring
A federal judge who pushed for gay rights, police reform and health care for prisoners is retiring
Gay Marriage Gets Boost in Supreme Court
This is an ABC news special. Three network news. And I endorse couples here in New York were breaking right now because the Supreme Court has handed down a decision. On gay marriage on the defense of marriage act go right to ABC's Terry Moran at the court Terry. All right George I'm waiting for the
Federal Court Blocks Release of Videotapes of 2010 Prop 8 Trial
ABC News’ Ariane de Vogue reports: A three-judge panel of a federal appeals court in California has ruled that videotapes of the 2010 trial regarding the constitutionality of Proposition 8 will not be released to the public. After the trial, a District Court judge struck...
What Is Proposition 8? Gay Rights Opponents Win California High Court Victory
California’s Supreme Court today gave opponents of gay marriage a victory by ruling that they have the legal right to defend Proposition 8, a voter initiative that defines a marriage as between a man and a woman. Since the controversial measure passed two years ago,...
Federal Judge Unseals Digital Recordings of Prop 8 Trial
A federal Judge in California has unsealed the digital recordings of the Prop 8 trial in California held in 2010. Defenders of Prop 8 did not want the tapes released in part because they believed that it would have a “chilling effect” on expert witnesses...
Effort to void Prop 8 decision fails in California. Supporters of same sex marriage ban argued Judge should have disqualified himself because he was involved in a same sex relationship
ABC News' Ariane de Vogue (@arianedevogue) reports: A federal judge in California has denied a request from supporters of Proposition 8 to void a decision that struck down the controversial ballot initiative. Known as “Prop 8” the ballot initiative defines...
Warrantless Wiretapping: Should Feds Pay for Snooping on Suspected Terror Group?
A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. government went too far in its efforts to monitor an Islamic charity with suspected terrorist ties, tapping the group's phones without a warrant. U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker has ordered the government to pay some $2.5 million in damages and
Proposition 8 Before Federal Appeals Court
A federal appeals court in San Francisco heard oral arguments Monday in the landmark legal battle over Proposition 8, California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is weighing two questions: whether supporters of the ban have legal