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November 17, 2008 | Nicholas Riccardi, Riccardi is a Times staff writer.
In June, leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made a fateful decision. They called on California Mormons to donate their time and money to the campaign for Proposition 8, which would overturn a state Supreme Court ruling that permitted gay marriage. That push helped the initiative win narrow passage on election day. And it has made the Mormon Church, which for years has striven to be seen as part of the American mainstream, a political target.
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June 15, 2011 | By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from San Francisco -- A federal judge's refusal Tuesday to invalidate last year's ruling against Proposition 8 established for the first time that gay judges may decide gay rights cases without having to defend their impartiality. U.S. District Chief Judge James Ware ruled that retired Judge Vaughn R. Walker, 67, who is openly gay, was not required to remove himself from the same-sex marriage case because he has a long-term partner. "It is not reasonable to presume that a judge is incapable of making an impartial decision about the constitutionality of a law, solely because, as a citizen, the judge could be affected by the proceedings," Ware wrote.
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BUSINESS
October 25, 2008 | Michelle Quinn, Quinn is a Times staff writer.
Apple Inc. said Friday that it was donating $100,000 to fight the proposed ban on same-sex marriages in California, taking a rare political stand that may win over some customers and irk others. The computer and gadget maker joined such companies as Google Inc., Qualcomm Inc. and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. in declaring opposition to Proposition 8, which would define marriage as only between a man and woman.
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March 24, 2011 | By Carol J. Williams, Times Staff Writer
Proposition 8's ban on gay marriage will remain in effect while a federal appeals court decides whether it violates the Constitution, the appeals panel ruled Wednesday . Gay rights advocates had asked the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its hold on resuming same-sex marriage while the court reviews U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker's Aug. 4 ruling that Proposition 8 deprives gay couples of their rights to due process and...
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November 11, 2008 | Dan Morain, Morain is a Times staff writer.
Forty-three Democratic legislators, including leaders of the California Senate and Assembly, filed a brief Monday urging the California Supreme Court to void Proposition 8. Assembly Speaker Karen Bass, Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata and incoming President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg signed the friend of the court brief, filed with the state Supreme Court. No Republican legislator signed the petition, though Gov.
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September 23, 2008 | Dan Morain and Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writers
The campaigns for and against Proposition 8 have raised a combined $30 million, with donations given in support of the proposed ban on gay marriage running considerably ahead of those to the opposition. So far, the main group promoting the constitutional amendment, which would overturn a recent California Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage, has raised $17.8 million. The main No-on-8 campaign has raised $12.4 million.
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May 24, 2009
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September 27, 2008 | TINA DAUNT
IS HOLLYWOOD afraid of Proposition 8 -- or has it just been slow to notice its presence on the California ballot? The measure proposes to rewrite the state Constitution so that it prohibits gay marriage -- a suggestion that ought to raise the ire of liberal Hollywood. So far, however, the anti-Prop. 8 campaign has received only a trickle of high-profile entertainment industry money. As The Times reported earlier this week, Steven Spielberg and wife Kate Capshaw donated $100,000 to the effort.
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December 24, 2008 | Victoria Kim and Jack Leonard
California Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown's decision to throw the weight of his office behind same-sex marriage has sparked debate over whether his arguments will actually do more harm than good for those hoping to overturn the initiative. Brown's request that the California Supreme Court overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage -- arguing that it undermines fundamental liberties -- has been widely hailed as a victory in the fight for gay rights.
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November 7, 2008 | Jessica Garrison and Joanna Lin, Garrison and Lin are Times staff writers.
More than a thousand gay-rights activists gathered Thursday afternoon outside the Mormon temple in Westwood to protest the role Mormons played in passing Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in California. It was the latest in an escalating campaign directed against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for its role in marshaling millions of dollars in contributions from its members for the successful campaign to take away same-sex marriage rights.
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January 20, 2010 | By Maura Dolan
Challengers of California's ban on same-sex marriage tried to show Wednesday that religion has promoted discrimination against gays. Lawyers trying to overturn Proposition 8 presented testimony of a gay man who said his evangelical parents forced him into Christian therapy to change his sexuality, and the legal team later produced documents that showed close ties between leaders of the Catholic and Mormon churches and the Proposition 8 campaign....
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May 24, 2009
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January 7, 2009 | Associated Press
A study suggests that church attendance and political ideology played a greater role than race in determining whether voters supported California's constitutional ban on gay marriage. The study published Tuesday by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force concluded that strongly held religious beliefs accounted for the greater support the measure secured among black and Latino voters compared with whites and Asians. The report, based on a postelection survey and precinct-by-precinct analysis of counties with the largest black populations, also challenged an election day exit poll that estimated 70% of African American voters cast ballots in favor of Proposition 8. The researchers, Patrick Egan of New York University and Kenneth Sherrill of Hunter College, say 57% to 59% of black voters favored the gay marriage ban.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 2008 | Victoria Kim and Jack Leonard
California Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown's decision to throw the weight of his office behind same-sex marriage has sparked debate over whether his arguments will actually do more harm than good for those hoping to overturn the initiative. Brown's request that the California Supreme Court overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage -- arguing that it undermines fundamental liberties -- has been widely hailed as a victory in the fight for gay rights.
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November 17, 2008 | Nicholas Riccardi, Riccardi is a Times staff writer.
In June, leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made a fateful decision. They called on California Mormons to donate their time and money to the campaign for Proposition 8, which would overturn a state Supreme Court ruling that permitted gay marriage. That push helped the initiative win narrow passage on election day. And it has made the Mormon Church, which for years has striven to be seen as part of the American mainstream, a political target.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 2008 | Dan Morain, Morain is a Times staff writer.
Forty-three Democratic legislators, including leaders of the California Senate and Assembly, filed a brief Monday urging the California Supreme Court to void Proposition 8. Assembly Speaker Karen Bass, Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata and incoming President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg signed the friend of the court brief, filed with the state Supreme Court. No Republican legislator signed the petition, though Gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2009 | Associated Press
A study suggests that church attendance and political ideology played a greater role than race in determining whether voters supported California's constitutional ban on gay marriage. The study published Tuesday by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force concluded that strongly held religious beliefs accounted for the greater support the measure secured among black and Latino voters compared with whites and Asians. The report, based on a postelection survey and precinct-by-precinct analysis of counties with the largest black populations, also challenged an election day exit poll that estimated 70% of African American voters cast ballots in favor of Proposition 8. The researchers, Patrick Egan of New York University and Kenneth Sherrill of Hunter College, say 57% to 59% of black voters favored the gay marriage ban.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2010 | By Maura Dolan
Challengers of California's ban on same-sex marriage tried to show Wednesday that religion has promoted discrimination against gays. Lawyers trying to overturn Proposition 8 presented testimony of a gay man who said his evangelical parents forced him into Christian therapy to change his sexuality, and the legal team later produced documents that showed close ties between leaders of the Catholic and Mormon churches and the Proposition 8 campaign....
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 2008 | Jessica Garrison and Joanna Lin, Garrison and Lin are Times staff writers.
More than a thousand gay-rights activists gathered Thursday afternoon outside the Mormon temple in Westwood to protest the role Mormons played in passing Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in California. It was the latest in an escalating campaign directed against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for its role in marshaling millions of dollars in contributions from its members for the successful campaign to take away same-sex marriage rights.
BUSINESS
October 25, 2008 | Michelle Quinn, Quinn is a Times staff writer.
Apple Inc. said Friday that it was donating $100,000 to fight the proposed ban on same-sex marriages in California, taking a rare political stand that may win over some customers and irk others. The computer and gadget maker joined such companies as Google Inc., Qualcomm Inc. and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. in declaring opposition to Proposition 8, which would define marriage as only between a man and woman.
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