Proposition 8

  • PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies once argued the Bush v. Gore case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, but they say fighting California's law prohibiting same-sex marriage is the most significant thing they've done.

  • Mozilla, the software company best known for creating the web browser Firefox, hired a new CEO Tuesday, who donated money to a campaign supporting California’s Proposition 8 in 2008, Beta News reports.

  • To say there’s been a flurry of discussion around the release of a new book Tuesday on the legal case that challenged California’s Proposition 8 would be an understatement. The book, “Forcing the Spring,” by New York Times writer Jo Becker, has been thoroughly pilloried by many plugged-in LGBT activists and journalists this week, both publicly and privately.

  • In an upcoming book by Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Jo Becker, U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker, who struck down California’s Proposition 8, declaring it unconstitutional, revealed that he underwent conversion therapy when he was younger, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

  • The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California's ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan her wedding with another woman.

  • Fresh on the heels of the well received HBO documentary “The Case Against 8,” which is a filmed record of the landmark lawsuit that restored marriage equality in California and helped open the marriage floodgates around the country, comes “Redeeming the Dream: The Case For Marriage Equality.”

  • May 14, 2009. Hollywood producer Rob Reiner and his wife Michele hosted a lunch to talk about a lawsuit they were supporting to challenge Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage. At the table with them were public relations business partners Chad Griffin and Kristina Schake and openly gay Hollywood producer Bruce Cohen. Except that actor Dustin Lance Black was absent, this was the entire board of the one-month-old American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER).