Tag Archives: San Diego

Speed Read: Supreme Court says no

The U.S. Supreme Court denied the National Organization for Marriage's request to stay a federal court ruling in Oregon that allowed same-sex couples to marry. More church groups have joined the United Church of Christ's lawsuit in North Carolina. And

Speed Read: Bathroom battle cry

Opponents of Houston's newly passed non-discrimination ordinance are going for the jugular: focusing on fears that respecting the rights of transgender citizens means opening up women's bathrooms to "predators, pedophiles, and rapists." At the same time this second-round is underway,

Speed Read: Zero not low enough

Idaho has asked the Ninth Circuit to let it skip the first round three-judge panel in its appeal regarding its state ban on same-sex couples marrying. GOProud says news of its shutting down is greatly exaggerated. GLAD sues the maker

Speed Read: Montana’s time has come

Montana now has a lawsuit pending against its ban on same-sex couples marrying. The latest Gallup Poll finds support for recognizing marriages of same-sex couples at a new high. And LGBT leaders in San Diego make clear they want strong

Speed Read: Lesbian Assembly Speaker

San Diego’s Democratic Assemblymember Toni Atkins won election Wednesday as California’s new Speaker of the Assembly. Openly gay Republican Richard Tisei announces today his second bid for a U.S. House seat from Massachusetts. The Indiana constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

Lesbian U.S. Attorney Nominee Approved

The full Senate on Friday, May 28 unanimously confirmed Laura Duffy as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California, making her the second openly lesbian or gay U.S. attorney. Jenny Durkan, the first, was confirmed in September as U.S.

High court refuses Boy Scout case

In another case of faith-based groups versus non-discrimination laws, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from the Boy Scouts of America. The court’s refusal was not unusual; the high court rarely takes a case during

Gay group sues gay group for bias against bisexuals

In what may be a legal first, a national gay legal group has filed suit against a national gay sports group for discriminating based on sexual orientation—against straights and bisexuals.

Prop 8 opponents score hits against defense claims

Testimony in the Proposition 8 trial Tuesday began with emotional testimony by San Diego’s Republican Mayor Jerry Sanders and ended with a clear hit against the claim that same-sex marriages will somehow do harm to straight marriages.