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Supporters of same-sex marriage celebrated two Supreme Court rulings issued Wednesday that were seen as major victories for gay rights.
Battle may shift to states that have enacted laws defining marriage as between a man and woman. Other plaintiffs may emerge to challenge Prop 8's demise.
After the Supreme Court ruled a key provision of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional, champions of the law said Congress must revise and restore it.
The layoffs are part of a plan to reduce the staff from 1,500 to 400 by next year and permanently decommission the 2,200-megawatt nuclear generating station.
The Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday introduced Doc Rivers as the team's new head coach and Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations.
Former New England Patriot Hernandez was charged with murder Wednesday. He was released by the team hours after being taken from his home in handcuffs.
The Supreme Court issued two landmark opinions Wednesday, legalizing gay marriage in California and overturning the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Let us know what you think in our polls.
The NRDC releases its annual report on the state of the nation's beaches. Among the 30 states with coasts, California ranked 20th.
The officer and a county probation officer were searching a home in Willowbrook when they were fired upon Tuesday evening. They are both expected to survive.
The ruling today paves the way for gay and lesbian U.S. citizens to sponsor a foreign-born spouse on an immigrant visa.
Same-sex marriages in California are expected to bring in $492 million over the next three years, as people spend more on weddings.
The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal related to Prop 8 and, in doing so, cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California. It also ruled DOMA unconstitutional. Here's what it means.
In immigration news: Supreme Court paves way for sponsorship of same-sex spouses, Senate approves border security amendment, moreMulti-American | | June 26 2013, 11:27 AM
The U.S. Supreme court has paved the way for gay and lesbian U.S. citizens to sponsor immigrant spouses by ruling against the federal Defense of Marriage Act, and the Senate has moved closer to a vote on an immigration reform bill by approving a border security amendment. This and more.
With the Defense of Marriage Act struck down, same-sex couples are now eligible for federal immigration benefits. But some may still encounter legal snags.
The program is an initiative of outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, but it's expected to continue at least through next year.
Today is Wednesday, June 26 and headlines include the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on same-sex marriage, a makeover for Schwarzenegger, and a LA City Council vote for a developer.
The Loh Down On Science
Is there a quick fix for existential pain?
Police said an apartment resident in Ontario shot and killed a man who broke into his home early Monday morning. While there is no “stand-your-ground” legislation in California per se, the state does have laws in place sanctioning the use of deadly force against home intruders.
What does the Supreme Court's ruling on Prop 8 mean for the thousands of families waiting to learn their legal fate? How do gay couples talk to their children about today's news?
Author Susan Phillips looks into the unintended consequences of this approach to the war on drugs in her book, "Operation Fly Trap: LA Gangs, Drugs and the Law."
It's been a long road from Proposition 8's journey from California to the US Supreme Court. Joining us now is Ron Prentice, executive director of Protect Marriage, the group that originally brought Prop 8 to the ballot and has been defending it in court.
The legal challenge to Prop 8 in the Supreme Court was organized by a group called the American Foundation for Equal Rights. Dustin Lance Black is one of the group's founding board members.
Come July 1st, KPCC will be airing a bonus hour of Take Two at 8 pm. At 9 you can tune into the award-winning NPR program "Tell Me More."
We know the headlines, but what do today's decisions really means for gay marriage in California and the rest of the nation. Here to break it down for us is Jody Armour, a professor of law at USC.
Time for our weekly romp through sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, brothers who have covered sports for the L.A. Times and ESPN.
For those within the gay community, today's decision comes just in time. For others, maybe it didn't come soon enough. We wanted to talk about what the court's ruling on DOMA and Prop 8 means to different generations of gay people.
Last weekend, curlers of all skill levels, from an Olympic medalist to rank beginners, came together for Orange County’s first ever three-day curling bonspiel in Westminster.