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Supporters of California's voter-approved ballot measure banning same-sex marriage in the state asked the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday to allow it go back into effect.

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Brad Pitt joins star-studded Prop 8 playupdated: Thu Mar 01 2012 17:18:00

Brad Pitt is set to join the cast of the West Coast premiere reading of 8, the play penned by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk) that follows the legal fight to overturn Proposition 8, the California law that outlawed gay marriage.

Appeals court rejects California's Proposition 8updated: Tue Feb 07 2012 17:52:00

A federal appeals court ruled against California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage Tuesday, arguing the ban unconstitutionally singles out gays and lesbians for discrimination.

Court strikes down Prop 8, celebs head to Twitter to celebrateupdated: Tue Feb 07 2012 16:36:00

A federal appeals court has ruled California's gay marriage ban unconstitutional in a decision announced earlier today, likely sending the case to the Supreme Court.

Appeals court to hear motions on Proposition 8updated: Thu Dec 08 2011 07:19:00

A three-judge panel will hear motions Thursday on whether a federal court decision to invalidate a ban on same-sex marriages in California should be overturned because the judge was gay and in a long-term relationship.

California fight over gay marriage gets back on track after state high court rulingupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 14:12:00

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 high court hears key legal dispute over same-sex marriageupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 19:08:00

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.

2010: What is California's Proposition 8?updated: Tue Jun 14 2011 20:27:00

From August 2010: CNN's Max Foster looks at what California's Proposition 8 is and how it impacts same-sex marriage.

Court upholds gay judge's ruling on Proposition 8updated: Tue Jun 14 2011 20:27:00

A federal judge who ruled against a ban on same-sex marriage in California and later revealed that he is gay showed no evidence he was prejudiced in the case, according to a ruling Tuesday.

Proposition 8 backers: Gay judge's ruling should be thrown outupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 12:49:00

Supporters of Proposition 8, California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, are asking that a judge's injunction barring the measure's enforcement be thrown out because the judge failed to disclose his involvement in a long-term same-sex relationship.

Appeals panel refuses to allow same-sex marriages during court fightupdated: Wed Mar 23 2011 15:04:00

A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Wednesday refused again to allow same-sex marriages in California while a case on the issue works its way through the courts.

Court defers ruling on California same-sex marriageupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 07:12:00

A federal appeals court in San Francisco, California, decided Tuesday to indefinitely delay consideration of a controversial case regarding the constitutionality of that state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

Proposition 8 debated in courtupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 08:30:00

A federal appeals court questions attorneys on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate. KRON reports.

Will Proposition 8 stand? Federal appeals court judges must decideupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 08:30:00

The latest legal battle over same-sex marriage is in the hands of a panel of California federal appeals court judges.

Federal appeals court hears Proposition 8 caseupdated: Mon Dec 06 2010 14:54:00

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.

Judge who overturned Proposition 8 to retireupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 21:19:00

The federal judge who overturned California's ban on same-sex marriage is retiring, his court said Wednesday.

Same-sex marriage will hurt families, societyupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 13:33:00

The institution of marriage is unique. It is the one institution that binds women and men together to form a family, and this serves broad societal purposes.

Atty. Gen. calls for same-sex weddingsupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 13:33:00

California Attorney General Jerry Brown files a motion for resumption of same-sex weddings in the state.

Shifting attitudes take gay rights fight across globe, experts sayupdated: Fri Aug 20 2010 13:54:00

In signing Argentina's same-sex marriage law, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said debate over the issue would be "absolutely anachronistic" -- archaic, out of date -- within a few years.

On Prop 8, it's the evidence, stupidupdated: Wed Aug 18 2010 14:00:00

There's a big difference between a political debate about same-sex marriage and the recent hard-fought court challenge to the California ban, Proposition 8.

Activists vow to fight on after court puts same-sex marriages on holdupdated: Wed Aug 18 2010 05:20:00

An appeals court ruling temporarily blocking same-sex marriages from resuming in California drew strong reactions from opponents and supporters of the state's controversial 2008 referendum on the issue.

Same-sex marriage on hold in Californiaupdated: Wed Aug 18 2010 05:20:00

A court has blocked same-sex marriage in Calif. until it hears broader questions over the constitutionality of them.

Court temporarily blocks California same-sex couples from marryingupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 21:04:00

A federal appeals court in San Francisco, California, has blocked same-sex marriages in that state from resuming immediately, until the three-judge panel hears broader questions over the constitutionality of such marriages.

Stay lifted on same-sex marriageupdated: Fri Aug 13 2010 06:52:00

Same-sex couples can resume getting married in California beginning August 18th. CNN's Dan Simon reports

Decision on stay expected in California same-sex marriages caseupdated: Thu Aug 12 2010 09:40:00

A federal court in California will rule Thursday on whether to keep a temporary stay in place in the case that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriages.

Obama may face trouble with gays after same-sex rulingupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 14:57:00

Many gays and lesbians supported Barack Obama at the polls in 2008, and they've backed him once he took office. But one topic in particular has created a firestorm among the vocal constituency historically aligned with the Democratic Party.

Top officials in California urge judge to allow same-sex marriageupdated: Sun Aug 08 2010 09:42:00

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger asked a federal judge Friday to allow same-sex marriages while an appeal over the struck-down law that banned them makes its way through the courts.

People.com: Emmy Nominees High-Five Proposition 8 Overturnupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 15:52:00

TV stars like Chris Colfer and Julia Ormond celebrate their nominations - and the Prop 8 ruling

Prop 8 ruling: A debateupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 12:34:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper talks to two people with totally different conceptions of marriage in wake of Prop 8 ruling.

Proposition 8: Long road to the Supreme Courtupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 12:34:00

A federal judge in California ruled Wednesday that Proposition 8 -- California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage -- is unconstitutional.

Both sides agree legal battle on same-sex marriage far from overupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 11:41:00

Both proponents and opponents agree that the legal battle surrounding same-sex marriage in California is far from over.

People.com: Stars Celebrate Overturning of California's Gay Marriage Banupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 09:29:00

"Equality won!" Ellen DeGeneres Tweets after a California judge rules that the same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional

Super-lawyers win big in Prop 8 caseupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 09:23:00

The thing that is hard to miss in Ted Olson's Washington office are the quills. They're in a mug, all 56 of them, each commemorating an appearance before the Supreme Court. In many of those cases, he was the standard bearer for conservatives. And a successful one; he won 44 times.

Reactions to ruling on same-sex marriagesupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 22:23:00

Reaction Wednesday to a federal ruling that rejected California's Proposition 8 on same-sex marriage centered on equal rights and the voice of voters.

Prop 8 ruling adds meaning to my marriageupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 17:53:00

Two federal judges have made an important difference in my life recently. I am a lawyer, and judges' rulings frequently have a professional effect. But this time, it's personal.

Will Prop 8 ruling have an impact on other states?updated: Fri Jun 18 2010 13:23:00

While closing arguments have ended in California's Proposition 8 trial -- a case that will determine the constitutionality of California's same-sex marriage ban -- the outcome may not have an impact on states considering similar legislation.

The Mormon Church vs. Proposition 8updated: Fri Jun 18 2010 13:23:00

A new documentary explores the role the Mormon Church played in making gay marriage illegal in California.

DC's first same-sex marriageupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 10:55:00

Sinjoyla Townsend and Angelisa Young become the first same-sex couple to marry in Washington, DC.

Gays have right to privacy, tooupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 10:55:00

Tuesday was the first day same-sex weddings could be performed in the District of Columbia.

Beyond Prop 8: Same-sex couples and their struggles to marryupdated: Wed Jan 13 2010 09:16:00

Jeffrey Zarrillo and Paul Katami want to get married in their home state of California. That's why they've gone to court to overturn Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage. The case likely will reach the U.S. Supreme Court and may culminate in a landmark decision -- some have dubbed it this generation's Brown v. Board of Education or Roe v. Wade. Thousands of couples like Zarrillo and Katami say they have faced unique obstacles to celebrate their commitment. Some have traveled from their homes to the five states where gay marriage is legal. Others are still seeking legal recognition of their unions. Meet nine of these couples. Click through the gallery to read their stories.

Prop 8 is simply unconstitutionalupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 14:49:00

A pop star could have a quickie Vegas wedding tomorrow, to a man she meets tonight, if she so chooses. Scott Peterson, convicted of the murder of his pregnant wife and on death row, has an inalienable right to a prison wedding with a female pen pal if the mood strikes him.

Prop 8 trial set up aids gay marriage sideupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 12:18:00

The trial to determine the constitutionality of California's same-sex marriage ban, Proposition 8, is being held in San Francisco, one of the most pro-gay marriage venues in the country. This is a decided home-court advantage for those challenging the law and, by implication, the nation's marriage laws.

Same-sex marriage and the new YouTube debateupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 11:39:00

As a California court prepares to wade once again into the thorny issue of same-sex marriage, a side debate has developed over the role of online media in the courts.

Witness: Civil unions like allowing just one bite of Twinkieupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 18:02:00

A gay couple challenging Proposition 8 in federal court Monday said civil unions and domestic partnerships aren't the same as marriages, something they view as a stepping stone toward starting a family.

Justice served: Show Prop 8 trial on YouTubeupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 16:36:00

It's hard to imagine a video of lawyers debating points of constitutional law going viral on YouTube, but the audience for the Proposition 8 trial -- a lawsuit seeking to overturn California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage -- is potentially vast. Unfortunately, that audience will have to wait.

Courtroom showdown set to begin over same-sex marriageupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 13:21:00

They've been committed to each other for eight years and have four sons together, but there's a component missing in one Berkeley, California, couple's life that's out of reach for them: getting married.

Cameras allowed in same-sex marriage trialupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 09:19:00

A California judge ruled Wednesday to allow cameras in a federal courtroom to document a challenge to Proposition 8, a measure banning same-sex marriage.

California bill to recognize some same-sex marriagesupdated: Mon Oct 12 2009 18:03:00

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation that requires the state to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states while such marriages were legal in California.

Lawmaker: Don't blame blacks for Proposition 8updated: Fri Jun 12 2009 13:43:00

The California Supreme Court's decision not to retract Proposition 8, the ban on gay marriage, has sent the issue back to the forefront of conversation across the country. Most recently, New Hampshire became the sixth state to legalize gay marriages. While some 18,000 same-sex couples have already tied the knot in California, those who wish to walk down the aisle today will not receive the same privilege.

People.com: VIDEO: Rich Stars Tell You How to Save Moneyupdated: Fri May 29 2009 23:07:00

Will Smith, the Jonas Brothers and more stars offer advice on surviving the financial crisis in a new TV comedy special

The next fight over marriageupdated: Wed May 27 2009 22:42:00

Supporters of same-sex marriage are fighting on despite a recent court loss in California. Bill Schneider reports.

Bush v. Gore lawyers launch new same-sex marriage appealupdated: Wed May 27 2009 22:42:00

Opponents of California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages launched a new court challenge Wednesday, led by lawyers who were on opposite sides of the case that settled the 2000 presidential race.

What's at stake with Prop 8?updated: Wed May 27 2009 08:20:00

Civil rights attorney Avery Friedman discusses Tuesday's Proposition 8 decision with CNN's Fredricka Whitfield.

California high court upholds same-sex marriage banupdated: Wed May 27 2009 08:20:00

California's highest court upheld a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages Tuesday but allowed about 18,000 unions performed before the ban to remain valid.

What's next for the same-sex marriage debate?updated: Tue May 26 2009 22:50:00

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.

New Hampshire House opposes governor on same-sex marriageupdated: Wed May 20 2009 19:31:00

New Hampshire's move to become the most recent state to legalize same-sex marriage hit a bump Wednesday, after the state House of Representatives failed to agree to changes made by the governor.

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