November 2008: Voters approve Proposition 8, which amends the California Constitution to recognize only marriage between a man and a woman as valid in the state.
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The court ruled that if a state will not defend a law, private citizens have no standing to argue it before the court. This sends the decision back down to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that ruled Prop. 8 unconstitutional and cleared the way for same-sex marriages to begin as soon as the stay is lifted by the court.
Same-sex marriage supporters await a U.S. Supreme Court decision that will determine whether California's voter-enacted ban on gay marriages lives or dies.
Concluding two days of intense debate, the Supreme Court signaled it could give a boost to same-sex marriage by striking down the federal law.
The bitter rivals in California's gay marriage debate were in complete agreement Friday: The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to take up the state's gay marriage ban was a good thing.
Backers of California's ban on same-sex marriages asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule a federal appeals court.
A battle over a federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman appears headed for the Supreme Court.
A California court has refused to order Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown to appeal a ruling that overturned the state's gay marriage ban.
Three-judge panel to consider constitutionality of state's ban
If a window opens that allows same sex couples to be married in California, the Ventura County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is prepared to issue marriage licenses immediately.
The first federal trial to determine if the U.S. Constitution prohibits states from outlawing same-sex marriage gets under way.
A federal judge challenged the backers of California's voter-enacted ban on same-sex marriage to explain how allowing gay couples to wed threatens conventional unions, a demand that prompted their lawyer to acknowledge he did not know.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill recognizing gay marriages.
Making a realpolitik decision that is certain to anger many in the gay community, the state’s leading gay rights advocacy group recommended that supporters of same-sex marriage wait until 2012 to attempt a ballot initiative to legalize such marriages in California.
The California Supreme Court's decision to uphold the state's voter-approved same-sex marriage ban drew strong reactions from all sides of the issue.
Opponents hold rallies in Ventura, Moorpark
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Clerk-recorder turns down two license requests
The legislature passed a mostly ceremonial bill allowing same-sex marriages knowing it would be vetos by Governor Schwarzenegger
California Supreme Court orders San Francisco to stop marrying gay couples.
Gavin Newsom ordered the city to issue same-sex marriage licenses, despite state state law.