February 6, 2012 The ban was struck down as unconstitutional more than a year ago. Whichever way the appeals court rules, the case is likely to go to the Supreme Court for the final decision.
January 23, 2012 Citing the Golden Rule and saying that "all men and women in our state [should] enjoy the same privileges that are so important in my life," the last legislator needed to pass such legislation announced that she will support the measure.
November 17, 2011 The governor and other state officials won't defend the initiative's constitutionality. The state court says Proposition 8's supporters can. It's a procedural victory for opponents of same-sex marriage.
May 20, 2011 The polling organization has been asking about the issue since 1996. While support has now edged above 50 percent, Gallup says the issue remains highly divisive — with older Americans and Republicans more likely to be opposed.
May 11, 2011 At issue: The concern from some members of the House that allowing the ceremonies would violate the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.
March 30, 2011 The rules have not changed even though the administration no longer defends the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act.
August 16, 2010 California's same-sex ban lasts until at least December as an appeals court has it on review.
August 12, 2010 A federal judge lifted the stay on his decision allowing same-sex marriage. But he delayed the effective date for such marriages to Aug. 18, giving supporters of the ban time to appeal.
December 24, 2009 Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan recently interviewed two men representing different sides of the same-sex marriage debate. At the end of the show, he congratulated the man who crafted a referendum to defeat gay marriage in Maine but didn't offe...