Tag: proposition 8

Created equal: Court rulings affirm gay marriage

A pair of landmark 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court rulings handed down today have struck down the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act and affirmed the right of gay couples to marry in California.

R. Lee Chapman | Obama, gay marriage and ‘tar-babies’

The name “tar-baby” was a term I became familiar with as a child. I enjoyed the children’s stories written by Joel Chandler Harris in his Uncle Remus stories that followed the exploits of the infamous Br’er Fox to capture the elusive Br’er rabbit. In the second of these stories, Br’er Fox forms a small doll […]

Steven Sisson | Prop 8: A taxing situation

Three states – Arizona, Florida and California – passed bans for gay marriages. The California ballot initiative that passed faces court challenges base on the California legislature’s lack of approval for a change in the constitution. Historically, the ballot initiative are based on previously referendum, or ballot initiatives to change the tax code – such […]