August 15, 2013
by Blake Lynch
The Supreme Court of California on Wednesday ended legal challenges over Proposition 8 California's now-defunct same-sex marriage ban. Supporters such as Protect Marriage had argued that a sole judge lacked the authority to overturn a state constitutional amendment, that applicable injunctions ...[read more]
July 31, 2013
by Alexandra Cabonor
JURIST Guest Columnist Elizabeth B. Wydra of the Constitutional Accountability Center discuss the impact of Supreme Court's Decision in Hollingsworth v. PerryThe very first sentence of Chief Justice Roberts' opinion for the Supreme Court in the challenge to California's Proposition 8, ...[read more]
July 22, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The San Diego County Clerk filed a petition with the Supreme Court of California on Friday seeking to require county clerks to enforce Proposition 8, California's same-sex marriage ban. County Clerk Ernest Dronenburg Jr. argues that last month's US Supreme Court decision on Proposition 8 applies ...[read more]
July 21, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
The heated debate over same-sex marriage is one of the most polarizing issues currently facing the American legal community. It is a controversy being played out in every branch of the federal government, from the floor of the US Senate to the Oval Office. It has raised concerns over the nature of ...[read more]
July 19, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
The independent state actions regarding same-sex marriage and the federal controversy over DOMA have given rise to a great deal of litigation over the legitimacy of same-sex marriage. The most prominent of these is the case challenging the California same-sex marriage ban, Proposition 8. ...[read more]
July 16, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The Supreme Court of California on Tuesday rejected a request from Proposition 8 supporters to halt same-sex marriages. Last week attorneys representing Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and Protect Marriage filed a petition emphasizing that the US Supreme Court's decision in Hollingsworth v. Perry ...[read more]
July 13, 2013
by Blake Lynch
Attorneys representing Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and Protect Marriage on Friday filed a petition asking the Supreme Court of California to halt same-sex marriages. In the petition, the attorneys argued that U.S. Supreme Court's Hollingsworth v. Perry did not rule directly on the ...[read more]
July 1, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Sunday rejected a request by Proposition 8 supporters to block the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses in California. The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a Christian legal advocacy group, had filed an emergency petition] on Saturday arguing that ...[read more]
June 30, 2013
by Addison Morris
The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a Christian legal advocacy group, filed an emergency petition on Saturday, stating that the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit's recent decision lifting California's ban on gay marriage was not legal and was decided prematurely. This petition comes one ...[read more]
June 29, 2013
by Blake Lynch
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday announced in a one-sentence order that the ban on same-sex marriages "is dissolved effective immediately". This order comes after the Supreme Court's decision on Wednesday that upheld the invalidation of Proposition 8. After Friday's court ...[read more]

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