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Bay Area Snapshots, Same Sex Marriage, San Francisco »

[By Beat News Service | 1 Jul 2013 | No Comments]
Record crowds turned out for the annual San Francisco Gay Pride Parade Sunday, June 30, 2013. (CALIFORNIA BEAT PHOTO)

The stars of the victorious fight for Gay Rights took center-stage during an especially significant San Francisco Pride Parade Sunday.

Like in years past, marriage remained a prevailing theme. This year, there was added reason to celebrate: more than 500 same-sex marriage certificates were issued during Pride Weekend at San Francisco City Hall following the defeat of Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage, at the U.S. Supreme Court last week. 

Political Beat, Same Sex Marriage »

[By Beat News Service | 9 May 2012 | No Comments]
President Barack Obama waves as he deplanes Air Force One. (Andrew Leonard / CALIFORNIA BEAT)

(5/9) — 1255 PDT — WASHINGTON — In a television interview with ABC News, President Obama said he believes same-sex couples should be able to get married, becoming the first sitting American President to support gay marriage.

The historic announcement reversed Obama’s long-standing support of civil unions — but not marriage — for same-sex couples.

 

Same Sex Marriage »

[By Beat News Service | 6 Dec 2010 | One Comment]

A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in San Francisco today on the question of whether a lower court ruling that California’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional should be allowed to stand.

The two-and-a-half hour hearing was televised live nationwide on C-SPAN, affording viewers a rare chance to watch the judges pressing both sides on questions such as whether Proposition 8 has any rational basis.

These are the updates we put out during the arguments.