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Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich steps down following anti-gay marriage controversy

Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich steps down following anti-gay marriage controversy

REDMOND, Wash., April 3 (UPI) -- Mozilla Chief Executive Brendan Eich is resigning following a revelation that he donated $1,000 toward California's Proposition 8, causing an uproar online.
Ananth Baliga
Mozilla in damage control mode as pressure builds against CEO

Mozilla in damage control mode as pressure builds against CEO

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 1 (UPI) -- Mozilla has been in damage control mode ever since it became public that its new CEO, Brendan Eich, supported anti-gay legislation in California in 2008.
Ananth Baliga

Anti-gay rights organization fighting California transgender law

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- An anti-gay rights organization is seeking to overturn a California law that allows transgender students to use bathrooms that match their gender identity.
California Supreme Court ends legal battle over Proposition 8

California Supreme Court ends legal battle over Proposition 8

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The California Supreme Court, in a ruling Wednesday, ended the legal challenge to lower court rulings overturning a ban on same-sex marriage in the state.

California Supreme Court won't halt same-sex marriages

SAN FRANCISCO, July 24 (UPI) -- California's Supreme Court has again refused to stop same-sex marriage, this time by rejecting a bid from a San Diego County official.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson marries partner

NEW YORK, July 21 (UPI) -- "Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson married his longtime partner Justin Mikita in New York, Ferguson's representative said.

San Diego clerk seeks to block same-sex marriage licenses

SAN DIEGO, July 19 (UPI) -- The county clerk in San Diego filed a petition Friday seeking a court order exempting county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

California Supreme Court rejects ProtectMarriage request

SAN FRANCISCO, July 16 (UPI) -- California's Supreme Court has refused a request from ProtectMarriage, a group that sponsored Proposition 8, that it stop same-sex marriages.

Gay marriage opponents seek to halt Calif. same-sex marriage licenses

SACRAMENTO, July 12 (UPI) -- Opponents of same-sex weddings in California filed a lawsuit Friday seeking to bar county clerks statewide from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Poll: U.S. adults approve of decision throwing out DOMA

WASHINGTON, July 3 (UPI) -- More than half of U.S. residents believe the U.S. Supreme Court got it right on the Defense of Marriage Act, a poll released Wednesday indicated.
John Barrowman weds longtime boyfriend in California

John Barrowman weds longtime boyfriend in California

LOS ANGELES, July 3 (UPI) -- Scottish-born television star John Barrowman announced via his WhoSay account he has married his longtime partner Scott Gill in California.

ProtectMarriage's petition rejected

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a request from supporters of Proposition 8 to stop same-sex marriages in California, an attorney said Sunday.
DOMA and Prop 8, finding the light

DOMA and Prop 8, finding the light

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision last week striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, and its companion ruling that in effect upheld the outlawing of California's Proposition 8, ignited a national conversation -- where does same-sex marriage go from here? For that matter, where does marriage go from here?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer

Prop 8 proponents go back to court to try to stop same-sex marriages

LOS ANGELES, June 29 (UPI) -- Opponents of same-sex marriage in California went back to the U.S. Supreme Court Saturday to try to stop an appellate ruling opening the way for gays to marry.

Court lifts stay, same-sex marriages to resume in California

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28 (UPI) -- The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order Friday clearing the way for counties to issue same-sex marriage licenses in California.
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Gay-marriage supporters rally in the city's Castro District to celebrate a federal judge's ruling overturning California's gay-marriage ban in San Francisco on August 4, 2010. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker overturned California's Proposition 8 in a lawsuit filed by two gay couples who claimed the voter-approved ban violated their civil rights. UPI/Terry Schmitt
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