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May 7, 1993 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a decision hailed by gay rights advocates, the Hawaii Supreme Court has refused to kill a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriages, saying that the state has to prove that the prohibition does not violate the constitutional rights of same-sex couples. Ruling Wednesday, the Hawaii justices reversed a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit filed by two lesbian couples and a gay male couple and ordered the case to trial.
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May 14, 2000 | From Associated Press
Every day, a phone call, news story or piece of paperwork takes Merry Lynn Balatico back to the day a gunman calmly pushed open the doors of a Xerox Corp. warehouse, sought out Balatico's husband, five co-workers and their supervisor, and shot them, one by one. Much of what happened in a conference room of that warehouse Nov. 2, 1999, has been left to Balatico's imagination--until now.
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NEWS
December 5, 1996 | SUSAN ESSOYAN and BETTINA BOXALL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Gay couples who want to get married in Hawaii will have to wait at least several more months, until the state Supreme Court reviews a landmark case, under a ruling Wednesday by Circuit Judge Kevin S.C. Chang. Chang, author of Tuesday's opinion legalizing same-sex marriage, agreed to suspend his order while the state attorney general's office appeals the case--even though both sides agreed it was unlikely the state would prevail.
NEWS
December 11, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
Hawaii's Supreme Court has slammed the door on gay marriages in the state once considered most likely to legalize same-sex unions. Hawaii was one of two states where gay rights advocates had hoped to establish same-sex marriage as a right under the state constitution. The issue remains open in Vermont, where the state Supreme Court is expected to rule in a case filed by three gay couples.
NEWS
March 26, 1995 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Picture this: Two lesbians fly to Hawaii and return to the mainland a week later, tanned--and wedded, official spouses under island law. A Hawaii court case has pitched that scenario into the realm of possibility, opening the door for Hawaii to become the first state to legalize same-sex marriages.
NEWS
December 11, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
Hawaii's Supreme Court has slammed the door on gay marriages in the state once considered most likely to legalize same-sex unions. Hawaii was one of two states where gay rights advocates had hoped to establish same-sex marriage as a right under the state constitution. The issue remains open in Vermont, where the state Supreme Court is expected to rule in a case filed by three gay couples.
NEWS
December 6, 1996 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA and CONNIE KOENENN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The bridal dress--ivory chiffon--is ready. The invitations are out, the vows have been written and hors d'oeuvres for a 60-guest reception have been prepared. In most respects the plans for Saturday's ceremony at the Granada Hills Church of Religious Science sound like any other wedding, but one detail is different: Paula Davenport Julian is pledging her lifetime commitment to Angie Julian Davenport.
NEWS
May 14, 2000 | From Associated Press
Every day, a phone call, news story or piece of paperwork takes Merry Lynn Balatico back to the day a gunman calmly pushed open the doors of a Xerox Corp. warehouse, sought out Balatico's husband, five co-workers and their supervisor, and shot them, one by one. Much of what happened in a conference room of that warehouse Nov. 2, 1999, has been left to Balatico's imagination--until now.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1996 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was clear from the clinkety-clink of the traditional just-married cans strung behind the white convertible. It was clear from the melody of "Goin' to the Chapel," as a singer belted it from atop a flowery purple float. And it was clear even through the crackling static of a loudspeaker, from an intersection where two men were joined in holy--albeit officially illegal--matrimony Sunday.
OPINION
May 26, 2009 | Andrew Pugno
Andrew Pugno, at 22, went to work for then-Assemblyman Pete Knight in 1995. Knight asked Pugno to guide AB 1982 -- aimed at prohibiting California from recognizing gay marriages from other states -- through the Legislature on his behalf.
NEWS
December 6, 1996 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA and CONNIE KOENENN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The bridal dress--ivory chiffon--is ready. The invitations are out, the vows have been written and hors d'oeuvres for a 60-guest reception have been prepared. In most respects the plans for Saturday's ceremony at the Granada Hills Church of Religious Science sound like any other wedding, but one detail is different: Paula Davenport Julian is pledging her lifetime commitment to Angie Julian Davenport.
NEWS
December 5, 1996 | SUSAN ESSOYAN and BETTINA BOXALL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Gay couples who want to get married in Hawaii will have to wait at least several more months, until the state Supreme Court reviews a landmark case, under a ruling Wednesday by Circuit Judge Kevin S.C. Chang. Chang, author of Tuesday's opinion legalizing same-sex marriage, agreed to suspend his order while the state attorney general's office appeals the case--even though both sides agreed it was unlikely the state would prevail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1996 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was clear from the clinkety-clink of the traditional just-married cans strung behind the white convertible. It was clear from the melody of "Goin' to the Chapel," as a singer belted it from atop a flowery purple float. And it was clear even through the crackling static of a loudspeaker, from an intersection where two men were joined in holy--albeit officially illegal--matrimony Sunday.
NEWS
March 26, 1995 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Picture this: Two lesbians fly to Hawaii and return to the mainland a week later, tanned--and wedded, official spouses under island law. A Hawaii court case has pitched that scenario into the realm of possibility, opening the door for Hawaii to become the first state to legalize same-sex marriages.
NEWS
May 7, 1993 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a decision hailed by gay rights advocates, the Hawaii Supreme Court has refused to kill a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriages, saying that the state has to prove that the prohibition does not violate the constitutional rights of same-sex couples. Ruling Wednesday, the Hawaii justices reversed a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit filed by two lesbian couples and a gay male couple and ordered the case to trial.
OPINION
November 19, 2003 | Douglas W. Kmiec, Douglas W. Kmiec is professor of constitutional law at Pepperdine University.
The high court of Massachusetts has declared that gays have a right to marry under that state's constitution. In doing so, Massachusetts has placed itself at odds with the vast majority of states, including California, which reserve marriage to a husband and a wife. Californians passed Proposition 22 in 2000 by a margin of 61% to 39% to provide that "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."
NEWS
September 26, 1995 | EVELYN IRITANI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It wasn't long ago that the Japan Airlines flight from Tokyo to Honolulu was a virtual commuter shuttle for cash-rich Japanese businessmen shopping for resorts and mansions. And residents were holding rallies to protest the flood of Japanese money into their tropical islands.
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