Proposition 8

Since November of last year, when the church announced a policy that mandates church discipline (the process that leads to excommunication) for LGBT individuals in same-sex marriages and bars their children from baptism, church leadership has engaged in a consistent drumbeat of bigoted messages aimed at the LGBT community.
In a sense, Donald Trump is correct that women who have abortions if the procedure is banned should face "some sort of punishment." Before you misconstrue my opinion, please note that I have always been an advocate of pro-choice.
With this June's historic Supreme Court ruling -- Obergefell v. Hodge -- that legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states many white LGBTQ organizations nationwide have been questioning what to do next.
News Flash: There is a critical difference between feeling excluded because you're disagreed with and being excluded because of who you are.
Sometimes, social changes require a little nudge from the law. But when it comes to marriage for same-sex couples, Americans have managed to open their hearts to equality without any help from the Supreme Court.
Conservative pundit Bill Kristol introduced Fieler at a 2012 summit hosted by the American Principles Project, on whose board
The wrestling match now unfolding in California over a proposed ballot measure aimed at exterminating gay people is actually a teachable moment, and not only about religious extremism and violent hate. It calls attention to the value of a simple screen test for the subjects of initiatives and constitutional amendments. In this area, California might take a lesson from New Mexico.
The Mormon Church wants laws on the books that would allow a Mormon apartment building owner who doesn't want to rent a unit to a gay couple, the "religious freedom" not to do so. Or a Mormon business owner the right to fire a lesbian worker simply because of whom she is, not because of the quality of her work.
When voters in California passed proposition 8 in 2008, queers around the world were stunned. In one of the most liberal
Support marriage equality not just for the LGBT community, –but for the awkwardly pubescent girls having their hearts broken by well-dressed, closeted young men.
As an out gay monk, reverend and private-practice counselor/social worker, I daily witness the impact of Windsor v. United States.
His insouciant and poignant travelogue, States of Desire, is a description of gay life in all the major cities of the United States in the late 1970's before the onslaught of the AIDS epidemic.
In 1960 the Supreme Court could have kept Caryl Chessman from being executed in San Quentin's death chamber. He was executed more than 11 years after his conviction, following countless state and federal post-conviction proceedings and appeals. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court did not seize that opportunity.
One year ago today, in two historic decisions, the Supreme Court struck down the heart of the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" in Windsor v. United States. In an instant, the world changed forever.
"This is very, very sad and it's very, very unfortunate," Ted Olson told Ari Rabin-Havt, host of the Sirius XM show "The
But the biggest impediment to full equality may be religious exemptions. Proposition 8 plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier
The Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce and Stonewall Democratic Club of Greater Sacramento are among the groups that
False myths like same-sex parents make poor parents. Fact 2: in June 1967, Loving v. Virginia: Does the Windsor v. United
Proposition 8, the 2008 California ballot initiative banning same-sex marriage in the state, sparked a five-year legal battle
Gays were vilified for supposedly having destroyed Eich's career -- when no LGBT groups or gay pundits actually called for him to resign -- while most people, including some of those who defended Eich, seem fine with Donald Sterling's demise and the sanctions by the NBA.