May 15, 2008

California Supreme Court OKs Marriage for Gays - But It Ain't Over Yet

Filed by Karen Ocamb | May 15, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

That joyful noise you hear rumbling across America is the sound of equality applauding: today the California Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that lesbian and gay couples have the same constitutional right to marry as heterosexuals. The decision could be overturned,...Read More

A conversation about marriage, same-sex & otherwise, between me & my parents

Filed by Gina de Vries | May 15, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

From my mom: Gina, I know you don't believe in marriage, but for those who do and want their unions recognized, this is a huge victory. From my dad: Besides, Shannon Minter [an old friend] argued the case. From me:...Read More

The Reasoning of the CA Supreme Court

Filed by Ellen Andersen | May 15, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

OK, two hours and 120 pages later, I'm back with a quick summary and analysis of the majority decision in the California marriage cases. I'll post on the concurring/dissenting opinions later....Read More

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Filed by Abigail Hannon | May 15, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch more spanish funanigans with Abigail's spanish tutor who has other stuff on her mind than just reading. head to to see more and subscribe :)...Read More

Victory in California

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 15, 2008 | 2:45 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Toni Broaddus is the Executive Director of the Equality Federation. The Federation is the national alliance of state-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organizations. Just over an hour ago, the California Supreme Court ruled in...Read More

The California Marriage Win -- Reason to celebrate; Reason to pause

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | May 15, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

It's an auspicious day for my first Bilerico post! The win in California is a huge civil rights victory. Shannon Minter, legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, deserves kudos for spearheading the litigation that resulted in today's...Read More

California Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

Filed by Bil Browning | May 15, 2008 | 1:08 PM | comments

The decision has come down. We won by a 4-3 majority. The full decision is 172 pages long, containing 4 separate opinions. Full text after jump with commentary to follow....Read More

Radio is the theater of the mind

Filed by Bil Browning | May 15, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

Our own Don Sherfick was recently interviewed for WFIU radio about the implications Michigan's recent domestic benefits ruling will have in Indiana. He has become one of the foremost activists fighting against Indiana's marriage amendment. iPhone users: Click to watch...Read More

What do you want to read?

Filed by Mike Rogers | May 15, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

I know it seems like I've been disappearing for a week here and there. Sometimes, I'm just so swamped that I get lost in deadline things and posting here becomes secondary. Let me give you some updates and tell you...Read More

Sitting Around Waiting for the CA Supreme Court to Rule...

Filed by Ellen Andersen | May 15, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

While we sit around twiddling our thumbs and waiting for the California Supreme Court to announce its ruling in the same-sex marriage cases, I thought it might be useful to recap some of the key features of the litigation. The...Read More

Stealing Edwards' Delegates

Filed by Storm Bear | May 15, 2008 | 10:01 AM | comments

click to enlarge I was somewhat shocked with the attitudes of some Hillary supporters after the Edwards endorsement, especially those swearing they will still vote for Hillary even if she is not on the ballot. Yeah, it is their...Read More

Hillary Clinton's campaign

Filed by Bil Browning | May 15, 2008 | 9:30 AM | comments

Now that John Edwards has endorsed Barack Obama......Read More

Tide is Changing

Filed by Sara Whitman | May 15, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

If the California Supreme Court rules in favor of allowing gay marriage, as is expected, do we all understand the magnitude of this decision?...Read More

Hannah Montana Sex Tape? F--k You Kim Kardashian!

Filed by Michael Buckley | May 15, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Today is old school skank edition! This is my fave video in a while! All the topics I love to cover! I hope you enjoy! Comment questions: 1. Is Paris so over? Can she reinvent?...Read More


Mother of All Marriage Battles

Filed by Ed Team | May 15, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The prospect of a ballot initiative is scary. But we have no choice but to face it. And in facing it, we should keep one thing in mind. A win at the California Supreme Court, confirmed by the voters, followed...Read More

Vote COBRA Commander 2008!

Filed by Bil Browning | May 15, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch As Jerame said to me, our generation knows COBRA, but the younger (and older) generations don't really know the cartoon. While it cracked me up, I wonder how many readers won't quite get it....Read More