same-sex marriage http://kvpr.org en Same-Sex Marriage Now Legal in California http://kvpr.org/post/same-sex-marriage-now-legal-california <p>Same-sex marriage is once again legal in California.&nbsp; The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has cleared the way for marriages to begin – effective immediately.&nbsp; Ben Adler has more from Sacramento.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 23:30:44 +0000 Ben Adler 17529 at http://kvpr.org Same-Sex Marriage Now Legal in California In Fresno, Advocates on Both Sides of Prop 8 Mark Occasion http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-advocates-both-sides-prop-8-mark-occasion <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yesterday, Central California residents reacted to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to not rule on Proposition 8, California’s voter-approved bad on gay marriage. Valley Public Radio's Rebecca Plevin reports that advocates on both sides of the issue gathered in Fresno to mark the occasion.</span></p></div><p>----</p><p>Reese Ramirez wore a rainbow, beauty pageant-style sash across his chest that reads “Mr. Trans Fresno 2013.” He explained that the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on Proposition 8 is uplifting.</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:05:47 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 17420 at http://kvpr.org In Fresno, Advocates on Both Sides of Prop 8 Mark Occasion 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 Court Decision Spurs Fresno Marriage Proposal http://kvpr.org/post/court-decision-spurs-fresno-marriage-proposal-0 <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">Today's U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage was cheered by activists throughout the state, including in Fresno. Valley Public Radio’s Ezra Romero reports from Fresno’s Tower District one same sex couple chose to celebrate the justice’s decision with a marriage proposal.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.2in; line-height: 15.75pt;">---</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:21:34 +0000 Ezra David Romero 17415 at http://kvpr.org Court Decision Spurs Fresno Marriage Proposal In Fresno, Proposition 8 Supporters Vow to Keep Fighting http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-proposition-8-supporters-vow-keep-fighting-1 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This morning, the Supreme Court declined to rule on California’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage. The judges’ decision effectively allows same-sex couples to marry. Central California played a major role in the law’s passage in 2008, and, on both sides, reaction to the court’s decision was passionate.&nbsp;From the Cornerstone Church in downtown Fresno, FM 89’s Rebecca </span>Plevin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports that Proposition 8 supporters will keep fighting.</span></p><p>----</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:11:53 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 17408 at http://kvpr.org In Fresno, Proposition 8 Supporters Vow to Keep Fighting 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