There were bitter foes in Bush v. Gore, but neither Ted Olson nor David Boies hesitated at the chance to work together on overturning Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in California. Olson didn’t like government meddling in people’s private lives, and Boies had a long background with civil-rights litigation in the South that he […]
A federal judge in San Francisco decided today that gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry, striking down Proposition 8, the voter approved ballot measure that banned same-sex unions.
WASHINGTON — The City Council voted Tuesday to legalize gay marriage, giving supporters a victory after a string of recent defeats elsewhere and sending the issue to Congress, which has final say over laws in the nation’s capital. Mayor Adrian Fenty has promised to sign the bill, which passed 11-2, and gay couples could begin […]
As the battle between two marginalized communities rages on, Andrew Sullivan highlights an interview with a prominent African-American lesbian activist who claims to have been dismissed by gay activists before Prop 8's passage. She was told the black vote "didn't matter," and outreach was unnecessary.
From theroot.com: The lingering tension between gays and lesbians and the African-American community over the passage of California's Proposition 8—banning same-sex marriage—isn't a laughing matter, but it is absurd. It has all the makings of a Tyler Perry movie starring the casts of <em>Big Love</em> and <em>The L Word.</em> <em>Diary of a Mad Black Mormon Lesbian Nun?</em> Now showing in California and coming soon to a theater near you.