State, Local, And Community Leaders Urge SF Archbishop Not To Participate In Anti-LGBT Event

State, Local, And Community Leaders Urge SF Archbishop Not To Participate In Anti-LGBT Event

A letter to San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone signed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, state and city officials and other…

It’s The 10-Year Anniversary Of When SF Started Issuing Wedding Licenses To Same-Sex Couples

It’s The 10-Year Anniversary Of When SF Started Issuing Wedding Licenses To Same-Sex Couples

9:34 PM: Inside a City Hall building lit up in rainbow colors and in front of a large rainbow flag atop the stairs of the…

Opponents Of Marriage Equality Express Hopes That Future Elected Officials Will Enforce Ban

Opponents Of Marriage Equality Express Hopes That Future Elected Officials Will Enforce Ban

In what may be the final step in a nine-year battle over same-sex marriage in California, the state Supreme Court today turned down a petition…

State High Court Turns Down Yet Another Attempt To Resume Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

State High Court Turns Down Yet Another Attempt To Resume Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

The California Supreme Court today turned down a petition in which the sponsors of Proposition 8 sought to have the ban on same-sex marriage put…

National “Explosion of litigation” Expected Over Same-Sex Marriage

National “Explosion of litigation” Expected Over Same-Sex Marriage

Two same-sex marriage experts told lawyers at an American Bar Association meeting in San Francisco today that they expect an “explosion of litigation” around the…

San Diego County Clerk Withdraws Attempt To Stop Same Sex Marriages

San Diego County Clerk Withdraws Attempt To Stop Same Sex Marriages

As promised, San Diego County Clerk Ernest Dronenburg asked the California Supreme Court today to dismiss a lawsuit in which he asked the panel to…

Archbishop Of SF Uses Pope’s Remarks As Opportunity To Throw Shade On Marriage Equality

Archbishop Of SF Uses Pope’s Remarks As Opportunity To Throw Shade On Marriage Equality

After Pope Francis made comments Monday about accepting gay people, the archbishop of San Francisco responded, praising the leader of the Catholic Church but reinforcing…

State High Court Rejects Second Bid To Stop Same Sex Marriages

State High Court Rejects Second Bid To Stop Same Sex Marriages

For the second time in eight days, the California Supreme Court refused today to halt same-sex marriages in the state. In a one-line order issued…

High Court Turns Down Same Sex Marriage Opponents’ Request For Marriage Stay

High Court Turns Down Same Sex Marriage Opponents’ Request For Marriage Stay

3:20 PM: The California Supreme Court today turned down a request by the backers of Proposition 8 for an immediate halt to same-sex marriages in…

Prop 8 Sponsors Ask State Supreme Court To Stop Same Sex Marriages In “desperate and frivolous act”

Prop 8 Sponsors Ask State Supreme Court To Stop Same Sex Marriages In “desperate and frivolous act”

The sponsors of Proposition 8 asked the California Supreme Court today to block the continuation of same-sex marriages in the state. The sponsors argued in…

Farewell Prop 8: Santa Clara County Breaking Marriage License Records

Farewell Prop 8: Santa Clara County Breaking Marriage License Records

Santa Clara County is in the midst of another week of same-sex marriages days after what is believed to be the county’s busiest day ever…

Weekend Of Love: 479 Same Sex Marriages Held At SF City Hall This Weekend (Slideshow)

Weekend Of Love: 479 Same Sex Marriages Held At SF City Hall This Weekend (Slideshow)

Only days after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a 2010 injunction blocking same-sex marriages, the San Francisco county clerk’s office has issued…

US Supreme Court Denies Prop 8 Supporters’ Bid To Halt Same-Sex Weddings

US Supreme Court Denies Prop 8 Supporters’ Bid To Halt Same-Sex Weddings

6/30 10:35 AM: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy today denied an emergency petition filed by sponsors of California’s Proposition 8 to halt gay and…

Love Reigns In SF City Hall As Same-Sex Marriage Stay Lifted, Weddings Begin (Slideshow)

Love Reigns In SF City Hall As Same-Sex Marriage Stay Lifted, Weddings Begin (Slideshow)

A federal appeals court cleared the way today for same-sex marriages to resume in California, setting off an expected wave of weddings that began with…

Same Sex Marriages Resume In CA: SF City Hall Staying Open For License-Seekers Until 8 PM Friday

Same Sex Marriages Resume In CA: SF City Hall Staying Open For License-Seekers Until 8 PM Friday

Bay Area county clerks’ offices scrambled today to accommodate same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses after a federal appeals court lifted a stay and allowed the…

Kamala Harris Performs CA’s First Same-Sex Marriage Since 2008 Ban Held In City Hall Friday Afternoon

Kamala Harris Performs CA’s First Same-Sex Marriage Since 2008 Ban Held In City Hall Friday Afternoon

7:52 PM: Couples rushed into San Francisco City Hall to get married this evening after a court ruling repealing a 2008 ballot measure banning same-sex…

Federal Appeals Court Lifts Stay On California Same Sex Marriages

Federal Appeals Court Lifts Stay On California Same Sex Marriages

A federal appeals court in San Francisco cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit…

Castro Rally Gathers Same Sex Marriage Supporters In Giant Street Celebration (Slideshow)

Castro Rally Gathers Same Sex Marriage Supporters In Giant Street Celebration (Slideshow)

It was hard not find a smile in San Francisco’s Castro District Wednesday night as hundreds of gay rights supports gathered to celebrate Wednesday’s U.S….

Bay Area Rabbi: Faith Community Owes LGBTQ Community Apology Over Same Sex Marriage

Bay Area Rabbi: Faith Community Owes LGBTQ Community Apology Over Same Sex Marriage

The Bay Area faith community responded to the U.S. Supreme Court rulings regarding same-sex marriage with dozen of religious leaders gathering in San Francisco this…

Castro Street Shut Down For Marriage Equality Celebration Tonight

Castro Street Shut Down For Marriage Equality Celebration Tonight

Members of the LGBT community and their supporters will gather in San Francisco’s Castro District this evening to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings on…

AG Harris Asking Court To Lift Same Sex Marriage Stay ASAP

AG Harris Asking Court To Lift Same Sex Marriage Stay ASAP

With state leaders convinced that the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Proposition 8 this morning paves the way for same-sex marriages to resume soon in…

Gov. Brown, AG Harris Say Same Sex Marriages Can Soon Resume Statewide

Gov. Brown, AG Harris Say Same Sex Marriages Can Soon Resume Statewide

Gov. Jerry Brown, state Attorney General Kamala Harris, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera and lawyers for two couples who challenged Proposition 8 all say…

As SF Officials Celebrate And Prepare For Weddings, SF Archbishop Complains That Supreme Court Got Prop 8 Ruling "Wrong"

As SF Officials Celebrate And Prepare For Weddings, SF Archbishop Complains That Supreme Court Got Prop 8 Ruling "Wrong"

Once the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the sponsors of Proposition 8 had no standing, or legal authority, to appeal a trial court ruling that…

Love And Marriage: Elated Couples Celebrate Prop 8 Decision At SF City Hall

Love And Marriage: Elated Couples Celebrate Prop 8 Decision At SF City Hall

Elated couples and same-sex marriage supporters celebrated at San Francisco City Hall this morning as they learned that the U.S. Supreme Court had dismissed an…

Farewell Prop 8: SF City Attorney Vows To Litigate Aggressively To Ensure Marriage Equality For California

Farewell Prop 8: SF City Attorney Vows To Litigate Aggressively To Ensure Marriage Equality For California

Last update: 8:19 AM Read The Supreme Court Decisions Here UNITED STATES v. WINDSOR, EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF SPYER, ET AL: The Defense of…