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Hear Obama Congratulate Prop 8 Plaintiffs

His call comes during MSNBC interview

(Newser) - The four plaintiffs in the Prop 8 case got a call of congratulations from President Obama this morning, and the rest of us got to listen in because it happened on live TV. One of the couples in the case, Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, were being interviewed on MSNBC... More »

History Cometh: Supreme Court to Rule on Gay Marriage

A primer in advance of today's decisions

(Newser) - It's a day for the history books: Two landmark Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage are coming today, something we know with certainty because it's the last day of the term. The justices will convene at 10am ET and issue their rulings shortly thereafter, reports the New York ... More »

1st of Landmark Gay Marriage Cases Hits SCOTUS Today

What to expect as high court considers Prop 8, DOMA

(Newser) - The Supreme Court hears two landmark gay rights cases this week, starting today. Here's what to expect:
  • What's on the docket for today? The court will consider California's voter-approved Prop 8, which banned same-sex marriage after the state Supreme Court allowed it, the AP reports. A federal
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Gay Marriage Opponents Fail in California Court Bid

Gay judge didn't need to recuse himself on Prop 8, says ruling

(Newser) - A victory for gay marriage in California today: The judge who overturned the state's ban last year was under no obligation to recuse himself because he is gay and in a long-term relationship, a federal judge ruled. "It is not reasonable to presume that a judge is incapable... More »

Court Hearing Begins on Prop 8 Ruling by Gay Judge

Critics argue Judge Vaughn Walker should have recused himself

(Newser) - A court will decide whether to strike Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling on California’s Proposition 8 from the legal record because he is in a committed homosexual relationship, the Los Angeles Times reports. Gay marriage critic ProtectMarriage argues that because Walker was in said relationship when he struck down... More »

Void Prop 8 Ruling: Gay Marriage Foes

Judge's decade-long same-sex relationship a conflict of interest

(Newser) - The ruling against California's controversial Proposition 8 should be set aside, a group argued yesterday, not because the judge who ruled against it is gay—but because he's in a long-term relationship with his partner. ProtectMarriage, which sponsored the 2008 ballot initiative prohibiting gay marriage, filed a motion... More »

I'm the Gay Guy Whose Marriage Is Ruining Yours

Jose Fidelino is behind all those celebrity divorces

(Newser) - Jose Fidelino has a confession: He’s to blame for Al and Tipper Gore’s breakup, all seven of Larry King’s divorces, and the Sandra Bullock-Jesse James split. “No, I am not a 50-something masseuse or a tattoo model with a thing for Nazi outfits,” he writes... More »

Schwarzenegger: Start Gay Marriages

Asks judge to let weddings resume without delay

(Newser) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who twice vetoed legislation that would have legalized same-sex marriage, has surprised gay rights supporters by urging a federal judge to allow gay couples to resume marrying in the state without further delay. Lawyers for Schwarzenegger, Attorney General Jerry Brown, two gay couples and the city... More »

Calif. Ruling Today on Gay Right to Marriage

But decision will surely be appealed

(Newser) - A federal judge will make a major ruling today on whether or not gay marriage is a constitutionally guaranteed right. Judge Vaughn R. Walker, a George H.W. Bush nominee, will decide whether California’s Proposition 8 violates the equal protection guarantee in the US Constitution, based on a 2½... More »

Prop 8 Backers Try to Un-Marry 18K Gay Couples

They want to allow governments, businesses to treat them as unwed

(Newser) - With the Proposition 8 trial entering its final stages in California, backers of the gay marriage ban are asking the judge to revoke all state recognition of the 18,000 gay couples who got married in the brief time it was legal. Doing so would honor “the expressed will... More »

6 Potential Prop 8 Trial Viral Videos

When California's gay marriage ban goes to court, it could also go viral

(Newser) - California’s trial on the constitutionality of Proposition 8’s gay marriage ban is going on YouTube —but will it go viral? Adrian Chen dreams up six ways that could happen, however unlikely, on Gawker :
  • Someone gets tasered: Say, “a wedding dress-clad gay marriage activist or crucifix toting
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