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    Prop 8 backers' new effort to stop same-sex marriage called 'baseless'

    Supporters of California's Proposition 8 have filed legal papers seeking to have the marriage law upheld in court, but opponents who support gay marriage denounced the tactic as "baseless" and "desperate."

  • ** FILE ** Supporters of gay marriage celebrate outside the James R. Browning United States Courthouse in San Francisco on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, after a federal appeals court declared California's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. (AP Photo/San Francisco Chronicle, Lea Suzuki)

    Appeals court rules Calif. gay-marriage ban unconstitutional

    A federal appeals court on Tuesday declared California's same-sex-marriage ban unconstitutional, paving the way for the legalization of gay marriage in the nation's most populous state and setting the stage for a showdown before the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • American Scene

    The state official in charge of figuring out how to fix an enormous financial shortfall in Pennsylvania's capital city said in a proposed recovery plan released Monday that "significant and difficult" steps lie ahead, and that Harrisburg may end up seeking bankruptcy protection.

  • Judge unseals tapes of trial about vote on gay marriage

    A federal judge Monday ordered the unsealing of the video recordings in the Proposition 8 trial, handing gay-rights supporters another legal victory in their quest to legalize same-sex marriage in California.

  • California judge plans to rule on whether to unseal Prop 8 videotape

    A federal judge said Monday he would decide soon on whether to unseal videotape recordings from the 2010 trial on Proposition 8, California's voter-approved initiative affirming one man, one woman marriage.

  • Gay judge's ruling against gay-marriage ban is upheld

    A federal judge on Tuesday upheld a gay judge's ruling that struck down California's same-sex marriage ban, noting that his fellow jurist could not be presumed to have a personal stake in the case just because he was in a long-term relationship with another man.

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