Special Coverage: Same-Sex Marriage
Mar 21, 2013
Keep up with KQED's latest Prop. 8 coverage on our news blog, News Fix. On Tuesday, March 26, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in California's Prop. 8 case, Hollingsworth v. Perry. The next day, it will hear arguments on the … Continue reading
Jun 22, 2012
Anyone who witnessed the Prop. 8 trial in 2010 (and sadly few did since the U.S. Supreme Court banned cameras in the courtroom at the last minute) remembers the testimony of David Blankenhorn as one of the highlights. Blankenhorn, founder and … Continue reading
Feb 07, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? A federal appeals court on Tuesday declared California's same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional, putting the bitterly contested, voter-approved law on track for likely consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court. A three-judge panel of the 9th … Continue reading
Feb 02, 2012
The Chief Judge of California's Northern District Court last year ordered video tapes of the Prop. 8 trial released. But a 3-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today disagreed -- and it wasn't close. In a 3-0 … Continue reading
From KQED Public Radio
The California Report | Friday, Dec 06, 2013, 4:30 PM
In his 14 years as chief justice of the California Supreme Court, Ronald George developed a reputation for moderation and pragmatism. George retired in 2011, three years after writing the majority opinion in a historic 4-3 decision striking down California's ban on same-sex marriage. In his new book "Chief: The Quest for Justice in California," George reflects on his life and the law as part of the Court's Oral History Project.
Forum | Friday, Sep 20, 2013, 9:00 AM
The Catholic Church is too focused on "small-minded rules" and issues like homosexuality and abortion, Pope Francis said in a revealing interview with an Italian Jesuit magazine, released this week. We'll discuss the Pope's candid comments and what they say about his vision for the Church.
The California Report | Tuesday, Jul 02, 2013, 8:50 AM
Same-sex couples are now free to wed again in California. But questions remain: such as what happens if some local jurisdictions resist? There is also disagreement over how religious congregations might be impacted.
The California Report | Friday, Jun 28, 2013, 4:30 PM
Two days after the Supreme Court struck down California's Proposition 8, same-sex couples lined up to get married at San Francisco's City Hall. After word spread that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has lifted its freeze on weddings, same-sex couples started taking out marriage licenses.
The California Report | Thursday, Jun 27, 2013, 8:50 AM
California's same-sex couples can now look forward to more than 1000 federal benefits: tax breaks, pensions and immigration rights tied to marriage.