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  • Govt drops defense of anti-gay marriage law

    February 23, 2011 12:30 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it will no longer defend the constitutionality of a federal law that bans recognition of same-sex marriage. In a statement Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder says President Barack Obama has concluded that the administration can no longer defend the federal law that... more »
  • Washington weddings begin for same-sex couples

    March 9, 2010 11:52 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Forget about June. March is shaping up to be a brisk marriage month in Washington. Same sex couples are picking up marriage licenses this morning -- their first eligible day after the law changed last week. A courthouse spokesman says about 150 couples are eligible... more »
  • Prop 8 supporters show some churches opposed ban

    January 21, 2010 1:09 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Lawyers defending California's gay marriage ban started the eighth day of a federal trial by producing campaign fliers and other documents showing some churches in the state opposed the ballot measure that established the ban. Stanford University professor Gary M. Segura spent his second day Thursday... more »
  • Protest outside federal gay marriage trial in San Francisco

    January 11, 2010 12:18 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - About 100 people are demonstrating outside the federal courthouse in San Francisco as the trial for California's gay marriage ban begins. Most of the demonstrators are gay marriage supporters, who took turns addressing the crowd with a microphone Monday morning. They support the overturning of Proposition... more »
  • Gay marriage foe wants out of Prop. 8 trial

    January 8, 2010 8:20 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A vocal gay marriage opponent who volunteered to become a defendant in the case challenging California's same-sex nuptial ban is now asking to be removed from the case. Hak-Shing William Tam was one of the five official sponsors of Proposition 8 who formally "intervened" in a... more »
  • Odds look slim for Calif gay marriage vote in 2010

    November 30, 2009 8:23 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The chances of California voters being asked to repeal the state's ban on same-sex marriages next year are looking more remote after another prominent political group announced that more time is needed to build a winning campaign. Rick Jacobs, founder of the Los Angeles-based Courage... more »

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