Same-sex marriage is legal in the District of Columbia and six states: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Iowa, New Hampshire and New York. Civil unions are legal in New Jersey, Illinois, Delaware, Rhode Island and Hawaii.
The California Supreme Court handed Gov. Jerry Brown a victory Thursday by ruling the state legislature had the authority to eliminate more than 400 redevelopment agencies funded with property tax dollars.
Stephen Glass, the whiz-kid magazine writer exposed 13 years ago as a serial fabricator, is telling what may be his most compelling story yet -- his own. He swears he's not making it up, and he's asking California's highest court to believe him and give him a chance.
A complex legal fight over the constitutionality of same-sex marriage is back on track after California's highest court on Thursday allowed an appeal over a controversial ballot initiative to move ahead in federal court.
California's highest court on Tuesday appeared to support the right of official opponents of gay marriage to defend Proposition 8, the 2008 initiative defining marriage as only between one man and one woman.
The Supreme Court has upheld a California law giving illegal immigrants living there reduced in-state tuition rates at public universities, the same rates legal state residents enjoy.
Think about all the data -- photos, videos, text messages, calendar items, apps, call log, voice mail, and e-mail -- on your cell phone right now. If you're arrested, could the police search your cell phone? And would they need a warrant?
The California Supreme Court unanimously agreed Wednesday to take up the issue of whether state or county officials have the authority to defend Proposition 8, the 2008 initiative defining marriage as only between one man and one woman, court spokeswoman Lynn Holton said.
If you get arrested in California, better hope there are no incriminating texts or e-mails or sensitive data stored on your phone.
Attorneys on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate faced off Monday in a federal appeals court in California, as a panel of judges heard arguments about the constitutionality of Proposition 8.
Illegal immigrants can qualify to pay cheaper in-state tuition rates at California public universities, the state's Supreme Court ruled Monday.
California's Supreme Court on Monday upheld Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's furlough order for state workers, according to court documents.
The execution of a convicted rapist-murderer in California has been called off after rulings in state and federal courts, officials said Wednesday.
Dealing with panhandlers won't be part of the travel experience anymore for fliers passing through California's Los Angeles International Airport.
John Waters tells HLN's Joy Behar why he thinks Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten should be released from prison.
California's parole board Tuesday refused to release onetime Manson family acolyte Leslie Van Houten, finding the 60-year-old remains dangerous more than four decades after the group's Southern California murder spree.
As many as 200,000 state workers in California could see their pay scale slashed to minimum wage, if orders from the governor's office are followed.
A controversial bill that California legislators say would allow the early release of more than 27,000 inmates from crowded prisons will be taken up by the state Assembly on Monday.
He must appear June 22 to see if his assault case involving Rihanna will go to trial
Nevada is legalizing domestic partnerships, with the state Assembly voting Sunday evening to override a veto by the governor, officials said.
While California's Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a ban on same-sex marriages that voters voters passed in November, the fight will undoubtedly go forward.
Advocates of same-sex marriage rally in San Diego the day before the California Supreme Court takes up the issue.
The California Supreme Court began hearing arguments Thursday in a case that could determine the fate of same-sex marriage in the state, as well as the validity of about 18,000 same-sex marriages.
California's Supreme Court said Wednesday that it will hear the appeal of a challenge to Proposition 8, a voter-approved measure outlawing same-sex marriage.
California voters on Tuesday appear to have approved Proposition 8, a measure banning same-sex marriage in the state.
Despite opposition from Ellen DeGeneres and more, Proposition 8 passes by a slim margin
And a month after wedding, she still has to remember to say "wife" instead of "girlfriend"
"It's high time we made it legitimate," he says of his relationship with partner Brad Altman
A majority of California voters oppose a ballot initiative to ban gay marriage, though they are evenly split on the practice itself, according to a poll released Wednesday
The California Supreme Court has cleared the way for Californians to vote in November on whether to ban same-sex marriages in the state.
The singer says California's recent court decision was "way overdue"
Same-sex marriages will put "a shame" upon the United States, one person wrote Tuesday; but for another, the legalization of the unions in California made it seem as though "life is opening up."
A lesbian couple together since the 1950s finally wed at San Francisco's City Hall.
Star Trek star George Takei is ready to "live long and prosper" with his partner of 21 years
The California Supreme Court struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage Thursday, saying sexual orientation, like race or gender, "does not constitute a legitimate basis upon which to deny or withhold legal rights."
CNN's Kelli Arena looks at the ramifications of the California ruling to strike down the state ban on same-sex marriage.
California officials began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples Monday evening after a state Supreme Court ruling legalizing the ceremonies took effect.
Breaking ground is nothing new in the nearly six-decade relationship of Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon.
An initiative that would again outlaw gay marriage in California has qualified for the November ballot, the Secretary of State announced Monday
Same-sex couples in California may be able to obtain marriage licenses on June 17, state officials said Wednesday.
A potential proposition may make same-sex unions short-lived in California. But the power of the ruling will give the issue longevity for years to come
(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A conservative legal group is asking the California Supreme Court to stay its decision legalizing same-sex marriage until voters get a chance to weigh in.
The Star Trek star says he's "overjoyed" by California's ruling on gay marriage
DeGeneres announced the news Thursday during a taping of her talk show
CNN's Ted Rowlands reports on the California Supreme Court's decision to strike down a state ban on same-sex marriage.
The California Supreme Court has overturned a ban on gay marriage, paving the way for California to become the second state where gay and lesbian residents can marry
Who gets the church? Who gets the people? Who gets George Washington? A bitter battle leads to one legal decision -- and a promise of more court appearances
In the wake of a surprise court decision, the state says that its home schoolers are "legal" pending appeal
Workers who are legally prescribed marijuana to treat illness can still be fired from their jobs, following a ruling Thursday from the California Supreme Court.
Do pat downs at NFL games violate the law?
A California appeals court ruled Thursday that state laws limiting marriage to heterosexual couples are constitutional and do not deprive gay or lesbian couples of a "vested fundamental right."
California's Supreme Court Wednesday refused to stop the execution of convicted killer Stanley "Tookie" Williams, the founder of the Crips street gang who became an anti-gang crusader while on Death Row, a court spokeswoman said.
When a married supervisor conducts longstanding, concurrent affairs with three female subordinates at work and grants them professional favors over more deserving candidates, does it constitute unlawful sexual harassment?
The Senate confirmed Janice Rogers Brown to a federal appellate court seat Wednesday -- clearing what was a long-stalled nomination. The vote was 56-43.
Action on a jury's recommendation to kill Scott Peterson by lethal injection for murdering his pregnant wife, Laci, could be decades away in the state that has more than 600 people on death row.
The California Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider an appeal by convicted murderer Scott Peterson seeking a new jury and venue change for the penalty phase of his trial.
Attorneys for convicted murderer Scott Peterson Wednesday asked the California Supreme Court to change the location of the penalty phase of Peterson's trial and let a new jury decide whether he deserves to die.
Roger Grace bought some vintage magazines sight unseen, wasn't happy with the product that arrived on his doorstep, and complained loudly and publicly.
Thousands of marriages sanctioned in San Francisco earlier this year were voided Thursday when the California Supreme Court ruled that city's mayor overstepped his authority by issuing licenses to gay and lesbian couples.
Neither San Francisco's mayor nor its county clerk had discretion to act as "arms of the state" when they granted 4,000 marriage licenses to same-sex couples in February, an attorney for the state told the California Supreme Court Tuesday.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he backs an effort to excuse a woman from returning to prison, after she's been out of jail for more than two years, to serve more time after a court ruled she had been released too early.
California's Supreme Court has rejected a request from the state's attorney general to stop gay weddings and declare invalid over 3,400 same-sex marriages.
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