California schemin'

Marriage | In the fight to legalize same-sex unions, a swing vote emerges: Hispanic evangelicals
by Lynn Vincent
Posted 9/29/07, 12:00 am

SAN DIEGO- Two weeks ago, the San Diego City Council deadlocked 4-4 on a resolution to sign onto a Supreme Court brief aimed at overturning the state's ban on gay marriage. On Sept. 18, the chamber voted again. This time, gay marriage won, 5-3. And after the vote San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, who once pledged to veto the resolution, reversed his position Sept. 19 in an emotional statement announcing that his daughter is a lesbian.

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Putting asunder

Divorce | Gay-marriage initiatives aren't the only threat to preserving marriage.
by Jamie Dean
Posted 6/10/06, 12:00 am

When disbarred attorney Ralph Woods appeared in a North Carolina courtroom for his arraignment on fraud charges, U.S. Magistrate Judge Carl Horn asked Mr. Woods a question he didn't expect: Do you live alone? When Mr. Woods replied that he lived with a woman to whom he wasn't married, Judge Horn issued an order he didn't expect: If Mr. Woods wanted to post bond, he'd have to move out or get married.

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Fishy business

Marriage | How California Democrats turned fishing legislation into a same-sex marriage bill
by Lynn Vincent
Posted 9/17/05, 12:00 am

Shoved along by single-issue politicians like homosexual Assemblyman Mark Leno of San Francisco, the Democrat-dominated California statehouse tried for at least three years to legalize gay marriage. Still, Republican Assemblyman Ray Haynes was stunned when it finally happened.

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