“Making Exact Sense of the Supreme Court Ruling of DOMA and Prop. 8” By Frank D. Pond

Prop 8:  The appellants had no standing to appeal since they didn’t represent the people of the State of CA since Gov Brown and AG Harris determined not to appeal.  This was a way out for those Justices that could not cobble together a full denial of marital equality and for those that support marriage […] Click to read more »

Spring is in the Air: Setting a June Date for Marriage (Equality). By Frank D. Pond

As we wait for the United States Supreme Court to bless the vows of gay persons -either in 50 states or in 1 (California), or make some other pronouncement-the rest of the world continues to move with even more speed in its evolution on marriage.  And lest we in the US feel left behind, several […] Click to read more »

Proposition 8 is Dead! Or is it? By Frank Pond

Proposition 8 was declared unconstitutional (again) by a three Judge panel of the (Federal) Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  The Circuit covers California and other western States but this opinion only applies to California.  In fact, the narrowness of the holding by the Court is what makes it likely that there will be marriage equality […] Click to read more »

Theater – “8” The New Play by Lance Black deals with the Federal Constitutionality of Proposition 8

On September 19th a stage reading of the new play, “8” written by Dustin Lance Black and directed by Joe Mantello brought to life last year’s federal court hearings where two couples, Sandy Stier & Kristin Perry and Jeff Zarrillo & Paul Katami, filed suit against Proposition 8 in Federal Court. Representing them were Ted […] Click to read more »

“8” Gives Audiences a Front Row Seat to the Federal Constituionality of Propostion 8.

On September 19th a stage reading of the new play, “8″ written by Dustin Lance Black and directed by Joe Mantello brought to life last year’s federal court hearings where two couples, Sandy Stier & Kristin Perry and Jeff Zarrillo & Paul Katami, filed suit against Proposition 8 in the Federal Court. Representing them were […] Click to read more »

“8” The New Play by Dustin Lance Black Gives Audiences a Front Row Seat to the Federal Constitutionality of Proposition 8

On September 19th a stage reading of the new play, “8” written by Dustin Lance Black and directed by Joe Mantello brought to life last year’s federal court hearings where two couples, Sandy Stier & Kristin Perry and Jeff Zarrillo & Paul Katami, filed suit against Proposition 8 in Federal Court. Representing them were Ted […] Click to read more »