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Four years ago, as hundreds of thousands marched in San Francisco’s Pride Parade, hundreds of LDS bishops stood at pulpits asking Mormons to do all they could to support Proposition 8. Four years later, hundreds of Mormons across the country (and around the world) are stepping out in pride parades in support of and [...]
Sheri pointed out on another thread that the dramatization of the Prop 8 trial is now available to view on YouTube. This is the play created using transcripts of the original trial where Justice Vaughn Walker declared Prop 8 unconstitutional. A 3-judge panel affirmed that decision 2-1 and there is currently a request [...]
A 3-judge panel from the 9th District Court of Appeals released a 2-1 opinion today confirming that stripping the rights of same-sex Californians to marry was unconstitutional.
This afternoon marked the final hearings in the flurry of appeals related to the Perry v. Schwarzenegger case. A decision on the constitutionality of California’s one man-one woman marriage definition could be issued at any time, whenever the three-judge appellate panel is ready to sign off on the decision. Court watchers are hoping [...]
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals folks have been busy today. Let’s examine what they’ve done:
Well, that was interesting. Let the analysis and commentary and discussion begin. If you haven’t had a chance to view or listen to or read about what went on in San Francisco today, check the links out first.
It will probably take some time for the rulings. Even though they heard both arguments today, they don’t [...]
Here’s the judgment
Prop 8 Ruling FINAL
While there are certainly some significant flaws, there is much to appreciate
So, there’s this little trial going on in San Francisco’s Federal Court house this week. Justice Vaughn Walker is hearing arguments as to whether one of the latest provisions in California’s constitution - the one enacted by Proposition 8 - infringes upon the federal rights of gays and lesbians who wish to marry.
Hearings began [...]
Of course, many have heard by now that the Supreme Court decision on Proposition 8 will be released on Tuesday morning. We’ll have some notes about what’s happening in the aftermath of the decision Tuesday afternoon.
In the mean time, you can check out what PBS’s Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is reporting about Mormons and [...]
Guest poster Steve M. is originally from Southern California. He attended Brigham Young University, and currently lives on the East Coast. He is an active Mormon, serving as a Primary Teacher in his local ward.
Like so many others, I was distraught as I watched the Proposition 8 campaign unfold in California. Although churches and their [...]
Guest Poster Joanna is a California Mormon who has recently been speaking out against Prop 8.
I am Mormon, and I voted no on Proposition 8. It was painful for me when the Proposition passed, and it is equally painful to me now to see Mormon temples as the focal points of large protests in Oakland, [...]
Guest post by Mario J. Aranda
Mario J. Aranda lives with his husband Greg in Marin County, California. Semi-retired, he most recently was Director of Clinical Services for a large family services organization, where he counseled families affected by domestic violence. He has been an educator, civic leader, an entrepreneur, and newspaper publisher. He was born [...]
Guest post– an email sent by Glenn Cornett to his friends shortly after the passage of Prop. 8.
Many of you (this is a bcc list) know I am an actively-practicing Mormon (actually, all of you do now). I wish to make clear my thoughts on my church’s “successful” role in the passage of Proposition 8.
SALT LAKE CITY 5 November 2008
Since Proposition 8 was placed on the ballot in June of this year, the citizens of California have considered the arguments for and against same-sex marriage. After extensive debate between those of different persuasions, voters have chosen to amend the California State Constitution to state that marriage should be [...]