Special Coverage: Same-Sex Marriage
Mar 21, 2013
Keep up with KQED's latest Prop. 8 coverage on our news blog, News Fix. On Tuesday, March 26, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in California's Prop. 8 case, Hollingsworth v. Perry. The next day, it will hear arguments on the … Continue reading
Jun 22, 2012
Anyone who witnessed the Prop. 8 trial in 2010 (and sadly few did since the U.S. Supreme Court banned cameras in the courtroom at the last minute) remembers the testimony of David Blankenhorn as one of the highlights. Blankenhorn, founder and … Continue reading
Feb 07, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? A federal appeals court on Tuesday declared California's same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional, putting the bitterly contested, voter-approved law on track for likely consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court. A three-judge panel of the 9th … Continue reading
Feb 02, 2012
The Chief Judge of California's Northern District Court last year ordered video tapes of the Prop. 8 trial released. But a 3-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today disagreed -- and it wasn't close. In a 3-0 … Continue reading
From KQED Public Radio
Forum | Friday, Apr 15, 2016, 9:30 AM
Microsoft has filed suit against the Department of Justice over requests for customer information, saying people have a right to know when the government gets a warrant to read their emails. Microsoft says it has received more than 5600 federal demands for data in the past 18 months, and in nearly half, the government forbade Microsoft from informing the customer. The suit comes as Congress wades into the issue with a bill that would require tech companies to provide access to data when served by a court order.
Forum | Monday, Jan 19, 2015, 9:00 AM
By the end of June, the U.S. Supreme Court will have decided whether same-sex couples across the nation have a constitutional right to marry. On Friday, the high court agreed to hear cases from four states that have banned gay marriage, laying the groundwork for a landmark decision that will establish a national standard.
Forum | Thursday, Jun 26, 2014, 9:00 AM
In 2000, superstar lawyers Theodore Olson, a Republican, and David Boies, a Democrat, faced off in the bitter partisan battle known as Bush v. Gore. Later, they joined forces across ideological lines to take up a monumental challenge: the fight for marriage equality. Olson and Boies' new book "Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality" outlines their journey from 2008 when California voters passed Prop. 8, to 2013 when its defeat in the Supreme Court allowed same-sex marriages to resume. They both join us in the studio.
The California Report | Monday, Jun 09, 2014, 8:50 AM
Later this week, the Senate Health Committee takes up a bill that would require coroners and others filling out death certificates to reflect the deceased's preferred gender identity, as opposed to anatomy. The bill passed the Assembly last month. Despite growing tolerance of diversity, many individuals are still hostile, and in a position to abuse their power. 76-year-old Pamela Howland, who switched to living as a woman after retirement, came face-to-face with that fact when she needed hospital care.
The California Report | Friday, Dec 06, 2013, 4:30 PM
In his 14 years as chief justice of the California Supreme Court, Ronald George developed a reputation for moderation and pragmatism. George retired in 2011, three years after writing the majority opinion in a historic 4-3 decision striking down California's ban on same-sex marriage. In his new book "Chief: The Quest for Justice in California," George reflects on his life and the law as part of the Court's Oral History Project.