DOMA http://kvpr.org en Democrats Rejoice, Republicans Search for Answers After Gay Marriage Rulings http://kvpr.org/post/democrats-rejoice-republicans-search-answers-after-gay-marriage-rulings <p>If California’s elected officials are a microcosm of the state’s population, they proved it after Wednesday’s same-sex marriage rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court.&nbsp; Democrats rejoiced – including many gay lawmakers who’ve led the push for marriage equality.&nbsp; Many Republicans searched for an appropriate response, and some expressed frustration.&nbsp; Ben Adler has more from Sacramento.</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 03:43:10 +0000 Ben Adler 17419 at http://kvpr.org Democrats Rejoice, Republicans Search for Answers After Gay Marriage Rulings California Legislators React to DOMA, Prop 8 Decisions http://kvpr.org/post/california-legislators-react-doma-prop-8-decisions <p class="p1">The U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage rulings – including the one overturning California’s Proposition 8 – have reverberated through the state Capitol.</p><p class="p1">Assembly Speaker John Pérez is the first openly gay person to lead the lower chamber:</p><p class="p4">“This is the first time in my life that I felt that the law fully recognized me as being equal to everyone else.” says <span class="s1">Pérez.</span></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 01:16:01 +0000 Ben Adler 17416 at http://kvpr.org California Legislators React to DOMA, Prop 8 Decisions Attorney General Harris Urges Fast Action on Same-Sex Marriage http://kvpr.org/post/attorney-general-harris-urges-fast-action-same-sex-marriage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Supreme Court ruling effectively overturning California’s Proposition 8 isn’t the last word on the case. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals must act before same-sex marriages can resume in the state.</span></p><p>The Supreme Court ruling won’t officially make it to the Ninth Circuit for 25 days. But state Attorney General Kamala Harris says the Appeals Court can act immediately and it should.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 19:20:09 +0000 Katie Orr 17388 at http://kvpr.org Attorney General Harris Urges Fast Action on Same-Sex Marriage