Chief Justice Ronald George (AP/Photo by Paul Sakuma, pool)

Solomonic solution?

Marriage | In oral arguments Thursday, California's high court appeared ready to uphold Proposition 8
by Lynn Vincent
Posted 3/05/09, 12:00 am

Ken Starr, who gained fame-and infamy-with his investigation of the illicit liaison between President Bill Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky, argued before the California Supreme Court Thursday on a different kind of liaison: the marriage of same-sex couples. About two hours into oral arguments on Proposition 8, the former Whitewater special prosecutor took center stage and urged the court to refrain from interfering with the people's vote.

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Plan of attack

Marriage | Pro-marriage groups look for ways to stall California decision
by Mark Bergin
Posted 5/31/08, 12:00 am

Several organizations supportive of traditional marriage have just weeks to seek a stay of the California Supreme Court's May 15 decision that changed the state's definition of marriage to include homosexual couples. The Supreme Court ruling strikes down Proposition 22, the California Defense of Marriage Act, which voters passed into law with a 61 percent majority in 2000. Chief Justice Ronald C. George, author of the majority opinion, declared that same-sex marriage is a right implicitly guaranteed within the state constitution.

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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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