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Proposition 8

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    June 4, 2014
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    February 12, 2014
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    February 12, 2014
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    July 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    Another Damn Anti-Gay Hate Crime, This Time in Koreatown

    One more hate crime and New York City will earn its "Hate Crimes" merit badge. NY1 is reporting that yet another anti-gay bias crime has gone down in Koreatown. The man allegedly verbally attacked one of the victims before kicking one of them in the shoulder. After the assault the man took off dow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Supreme Court Hears Arguments Against California's Same-Sex Marriage Ban, Punts

    At approximately 10:15 this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court started hearing arguments on Proposition 8, the 2008 California initiative that banned same-sex marriage in the state. It was the court's first major hearing of gay rights in 10 years, and will be followed by consideration of the Defense of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    White House Files Voluntary Amicus Brief, Demands SCOTUS Overturn Prop 8

    Nothing like a Presidential push to get the ball rolling. Yesterday was the deadline for parties to file amicus curae briefs -- or "Here's what we think you should do" memos -- to the Supreme Court before the Nine hears the arguments facing DOMA and Prop 8 at the end of March. And, in this past wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    [UPDATE]: Prop 8 and DOMA Head To The Supreme Court

    UPDATE: According to the New York Times, the Supreme Court agreed this afternoon to decide on the constitutionality of the Proposition 8 appeal and the Defense of Marriage Act.It is, arguably, the most significant social battle in America's courts since Roe v. Wade or even Brown v. the Board of Educ ... More >>

  • Film

    October 17, 2012
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    June 22, 2012

    Pack It In, Maggie Gallagher and Brian Brown: the Gay Marriage Debate is Over

    When you've lost the likes of Prop 8 proponent David Blankenhorn, Jutice Anthony Kennedy can't be far behind. Maggie Gallagher and Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage can't recover from this. Blankenhorn, who once staunchly fought to take gay marriage away from LGBT Californians ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    President Obama: Will He Come Out Today For Gay Marriage?

    Update: President Obama has indeed come out of the closet, telling ABC news that he does, in fact, support the right for same-sex couples to get married. Read our report, with reactions from New Yorkers, here. It's been a rough few days for President Obama on the gay marriage question, although he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Despite Fears Of People Marrying Bacon, Washington State Legislature Passes Marriage Equality Bill

    ​It's turning out to be a very, very gay week for marriage. After the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that California's Prop 8 is unconstitutional, the House of Representatives of the State of Washington just passed a bill allowing same-sex marriage equality, 55 yay to 43 nay. Governor C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    BREAKING: Ninth Circuit Rules California's Prop 8 Unconstitutional

    By a vote of two to one, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has just ruled that California's Proposition is unconstitutional. Simply put: even though more Californians voted for Prop 8 than not, that proposition was a violation of the constitution of the United States of America, according to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Ralph Richard Banks Asks if Marriage is For White People Only

    ​Ralph Richard Banks is the author of the new book Is Marriage for White People? While Banks, a Stanford Law professor, was in town for an event at Cardozo Law School, we met him for lunch in the West Village to talk about why black folks marry so much less often than whites, why black women a ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 12, 2011

    Cheyenne Jackson Discusses His Future On Glee--And Getting Checked Out At The Gym

    He acts, he sings, and he even talks—with me! By Michael Musto

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    October 12, 2011

    Cheyenne Jackson On Glee, Broadway, And Getting Checked Out At The Gym

    My new column is a lively Q&A with the multitalented Cheyenne Jackson, who tells me about his new movie, a couple of Broadway shows he was rejected from, one he had to turn down, and the status of his Glee character, who might or might not be bye-bye.

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Activism Is Hot Again! Long Live Generation Outrage!

    ​Whenever people are complacent and have most of the things they need, they generally don't protest that much. It takes a jolt to ignite their asses onto the street to fight for their lives, whether it be the beginning of ACT UP in the '80s, the Million Man March in '95, the anti-war protests ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Prop 8 Backers Lose Key Fight

    In a victory for gay rights, a California federal judge today rejected an attempt by Prop 8's backers to vacate Judge Vaughn Walker's previous ruling that overturned Prop 8, the Metro Weekly's Chris Geidner reports this afternoon. Prop 8's supporters had argued that because Walker was himself gay a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    This Week on the Gay Marriage Beat: Whoppers and Lies, Fence-sitting and Delays

    ‚ÄčA gay couple can have a whopper of a hard time just trying to order a sandwich at Burger King, let alone trying to obtain a license to get hitched. Here are six more things you should know to keep it all straight.

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    February 25, 2011

    This Week in Gay Marriage: Six Things You Need to Know To Keep It All Straight

    ​There was a flurry of activity across the United States on gay marriage this week at both the state and federal levels, from the nation's capital all the way to Honolulu. It might be harder to keep it all straight than, say, Ted Haggard on crystal meth or George Rekers with a rent boy. Here's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Proposition 8 Decision: We Will Decide In a Year or So

    The California Supreme Court made a decision today, kind of, in the ongoing case of Proposition 8, the California ballot proposal that banned gay marriage in 2008. The California Supremes decided that they will decide something in about ten months to a year. There's nothing like justice delayed, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Prop 8 Case Sent Back to California Supreme Court

    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sent the Proposition 8 case, Perry v. Schwarzeneger, back to the California Supreme Court. In something that could potentially aid the marriage-equality side, the federal court said the state high court needs to decide if those against gay marriage equality have st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Ruled Unconstitutional -- the Takeaway

    It's been quite a summer for the Federal Courts as they've stepped in yet again on behalf of equal rights for gay Americans. After a Federal District Court in San Francisco ruled Proposition 8 was unconstitutional last month, a Federal District Court in Riverside, CA ruled last night that the U.S. m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Gay Marriage in California Put on Hold by Appeals Court

    Well, that didn't last long. After his strongly worded decision rendering California's Proposition 8 unconstitutional, U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker lifted his stay last week, effective this Wednesday. Gay marriages were set to start again at 5 PM PDT tomorrow, but the Ninth Circuit Court of Ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Stay Lifted on Prop. 8 Decision: Gays in California Can Marry As of August 18

    Judge Vaughn Walker will lift his temporary stay on last week's decision declaring Proposition 8 unconstitutional. However, as Joe My God notes, the stay won't expire until August 18. But after then, California will again become one of the few states where gay and lesbian couples can marry, at least ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Mexico Beating the US in...Gay Marriage?

    Imagine if, when Washington, D.C. started licensing gay marriages earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court had told the fifty states they had to recognize them. That's essentially what happened in Mexico yesterday. In December of last year, right around the time the D.C. city council voted to all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Big Gay Ice Cream Truck Offers Big Gay Deal

    Eater NY​Because Prop 8 really can suck it, and because we do love the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck (it made the runners-up list in our 10 Best Ice Creams list), we feel compelled to spread the news of this deal. It's both a bargain and a bit of therapy. [Via Eater]

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    NYC's Proposition 8 Rally in Foley Square: Video

    ​The Village Voice's Steven Thrasher was in attendance at a rally in New York's Foley Square last night where some 200 folks gathered to celebrate yesterday's ruling that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. There, civil rights attorneys Yetta Kurland and Todd Fernandez read key sec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    A New York Rally On Prop. 8 Day

    ​Whether Prop. 8 is upheld or shot down today in California, we're going to take to the streets and be vocal about it. Make way for either a big, old gay block party or a defiant protest. The groups Queer Rising and MENY (Marriage Equality New York) are having a "Prop. 8 Day of Decision Comm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    California's Proposition 8 Ruled Unconstitutional

    U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker ruled today that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. The long awaited decision was just released from the U.S. District Courthouse for Northern California in San Francisco. The case, Perry vs. Schwarzenegger, was a lawsuit in which two gay couples sued that Propo ... More >>

  • Film

    June 15, 2010
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    May 21, 2010

    Harvey Milk's Birthday: Chatting with Cleve Jones

    Tomorrow is Harvey Milk's birthday. It's an official holiday in California for the first time (signed into law last year by the Terminator), and will be marked here in the city by a march beginning at the GLBT Center at noon. Runnin' Scared spoke to the real-life Cleve Jones on the phone (portr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Prop. 8 Case's Closing Arguments Finally Scheduled

    The long-awaited closing arguments in the long-delayed federal court case against California's anti-gay-marriage Proposition 8 have finally been scheduled for mid-June. That'll be a relief to foes of Prop. 8, considering the setbacks inflicted on gay marriage in New York, New Jersey, and elsewhere. ... More >>

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    January 11, 2010

    No TV For Prop 8 Trial in San Francisco -- US Supreme Court

    ​The US Supreme Court has pulled the plug on broadcasting the historic Prop 8 federal trial, beginning today in San Francisco. Last week, Judge Vaughn Walker made the decision to allow delayed televised coverage of the trial. Video coverage was to be available regularly on YouTube, though Wal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Big Day for Gay Marriage from Jersey to D.C. to San Francisco

    ​It's a big day for gay marriage across the nation. In San Francisco, Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker has ruled that a potential legal revolution to overturn Prop 8 will not be televised live, though it will be YouTubed. The judge will preside over the federal trial, Perry v. Schwarze ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2009

    'Crash' Director Paul Haggis Ditches Scientology

    "I am only ashamed that I waited this many months to act. I hereby resign my membership in the Church of Scientology." ​Over the past few days, a remarkable letter was published in four parts at the blog of Marty Rathbun, a former high-level Scientology official who has left the church and no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Here We Have a Photo of Electrik Red With Duct Tape Over Their Mouths, If Such a Thing Interests You

    Papermag.com passes along word of the NO H8 campaign, a celebrity protest of California's risible, gay-marriage-squashing Proposition 8 -- the movement seems to consist of lush photos of semi-luminaries (Ashley & Pete, Tara Reid, Mark Hoppus, Taylor Dayne (!!!)) with their mouths taped shut and "N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    The Blogroll Gazette--Serious Eats Touts Gay Ice Cream; Eat Me Daily Likes a Sushi Dress

    This week in food blogs... Midtown Lunch reported on how its NY Times profile drove Midtowners to its favorite food carts, such as the famous Halal Cart on the corner of 53rd and 6th Ave. Eat Me Daily was quite taken with Katy Perry's sushi dress designed by Phillipe and David Blond (aka The Blond ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    California Opposite-Only Marriage Upheld! Protest Tonight!

    The California Supreme Court just voted to enforce the injustice that was served when Prop 8 passed thanks to an organized mass of highly devout people determined to repeal gay equal rights. The 18,000 or so couples who were wed in California when it was deemed OK are still married, but shockingly e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Prop 8 Decision Protested in Sheridan Square

    Over 300 protesters gathered in Sheridan Square this evening for a Day of Decision march to protest the California Supreme Court's decision to uphold Proposition 8. Bullhorn organizers led chants ("Hey hey, ho ho/homophobia's got to go," etc) in preparation for a march to Union Square. Similar de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    It Was a Great Year For Outing!

    Actually, celebs came out all on their own in '08--they didn't even have to be dragged out, kicking and screaming, like they usually do. That saved me a lot of pulling, yanking, and washing off of blood, so thanks, gays! Among the highlights of the year in celebrity closet busting:

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Oscar Predictions Made Easy

    All year long, I draw up crazy, neurotic lists for myself of who will surely get Oscar nominations, sometimes before the films have even been made. So it makes perfect golden sense that I've been chosen by Tom O'Neil, the editor of the esteemed Goldderby site, to be one of his stellar Oscar prognost ... More >>

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    December 15, 2008

    Edible News Roundup

    Hungry?A bill that would require restaurants to list the daily specials' prices on a menu insert or blackboard goes in front of the Suffolk county legislature today. Meanwhile, a politico in Nassau county says the Soffolk legislator who authored the bill stole his idea.  [Newsday]A Chinese busi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Backlash Allows Us to Post Sorta-Funny Prop 8 Video

    When this Funny or Die video of "Prop 8: The Musical" first appeared, distinguished by the presence of many celebrities, we weren't so wowed, nor so secure in our cultural cred, that we would post it. Now it's news, so there's no holding back. Joe My God tips us that the Christian Anti-Defamation Le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    Thousands Rally, TV Star Comes Out for Marriage Equality

    Thousands rallied at City Hall on Saturday in support of marriage rights for gay folks. California's passage of Proposition 8 spurred the demo, but the tone as portrayed in this video from New York's LGBT Center was more forward-looking, with speakers (including council speaker Christine Quinn, coun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2008

    Thousands Protest Prop 8 at Mormon Temple

    photos by Julie Bolcer Thousands demonstrated in front of the Manhattan Mormon Temple Wednesday evening to denounce the church's anti-gay stances, then marched toward Columbus Circle to spotlight efforts to legalize gay marriage in New York. NYPD officers on the scene placed Wednesday's crowd betw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2008

    Cheer Up, GOP: America Still Hates Gay People

    The one bright spot for conservatives in last night's election was the victory of three anti-gay referenda and the probable victory of a fourth. Arizona's and Florida's definition of marriage as between one man and one woman passed, and Arkansas prohibited gay (and unmarried straight) couples from a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2008

    The Demographics of the Proposition 8 Vote

    Proposition 8--which aimed to ban gay marriage in California--was headed towards a "narrow defeat" according to CNN's website. One reason for the close vote, the L.A. Times reported, is that exit polls showed most blacks interviewed supported the measure! So on a historic night when we all rallied t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2008

    Obama Win Bittersweet for Gay Rights Supporters

    Barack Obama's ascension to the White House on Tuesday was historic, sweeping and decisive. So it stings the morning after to see that his triumph co-exists with the approval of proposals nationwide to ban gay rights. "It's mostly glass half-full, but it's also glass half-empty," said New York Sta ... More >>

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    October 22, 2008
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