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Brides and Prejudice

As we come to the end of 2013, we can say with confidence (and a touch of sass) that gay marriage is here to stay. DOMA and Prop. 8 are ding-dong dead, and Hawaii and New Jersey have recently…
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News, Sucka Free City

Re-Potted: Cities Can Now Ban Pot Clubs, But Dispensaries May Still Benefit

A major roadblock in the way of medical cannabis reform in California was removed Monday when the California Supreme Court issued a long-awaited ruling, which says that cities can ban pot clubs. For now. At least 200 places across the…
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News, The Snitch State Supreme Court, Legislature Want to Give Juveniles Serving Life Sentences a Shot at Parole

State Supreme Court, Legislature Want to Give Juveniles Serving Life Sentences a Shot at Parole

On June 6, 2007, Rodrigo Caballero, a 16-year-old member of the Vario Lancas gang in Los Angeles, jumped out of a green Toyota and opened fire on three Val Verde gang rivals walking down the street. He missed two of…
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News, The Snitch Restaurants Must Give Employees Breaks Every Five Hours, State Supreme Court Rules

Restaurants Must Give Employees Breaks Every Five Hours, State Supreme Court Rules

Anyone who's ever waited 20 minutes for a drink refill or extra sauce understands the frustration of having an overworked waiter. Usually the server takes the brunt of the teeth-grinding, and somebody at the table says something like, "Jeez, where…
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News, The Snitch Court Rules Undocumented Students Can Pay In-State Tuition. Great, But a Job?

Court Rules Undocumented Students Can Pay In-State Tuition. Great, But a Job?

Waiting tables, Ben. Waiting tables. Wave of the future. ​ The California Supreme Court upheld a law yesterday that allows illegal immigrants who've attended California high schools for at least three years to pay in-state tuition at the state's public…
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News, The Snitch Ronald George, California Supreme Court Justice Who Legalized Gay Marriage, to Retire

Ronald George, California Supreme Court Justice Who Legalized Gay Marriage, to Retire

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George, who authored the opinion in the 2008 ruling that resulted in the short-lived legalization of same-sex marriage, has announced that he plans to step down at the end of this year.In a statement…
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News, Sucka Free City

Medical marijuana growers score a defense

In San Francisco, people who grow their own medical marijuana and their attorneys are celebrating the recent California Supreme Court decision that overturned the law limiting possession to 8 ounces. The court found that patients can have as much as…
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News, The Snitch State Supreme Court To Homeless Sex Offenders: Tough Luck, For Now

State Supreme Court To Homeless Sex Offenders: Tough Luck, For Now

The California Supreme Court dealt a smackdown to the state's sex offenders today, ruling it is constitutional to enforce the residency restrictions of Jessica's Law on sex offenders released on parole. The law passed by voters in November 2006 states…
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News, The Snitch Local Democratic Party Pours $125,000 into Same-Sex Marriage Campaign

Local Democratic Party Pours $125,000 into Same-Sex Marriage Campaign

We marveled here a few weeks ago at the large amounts of money being raised in an off-election year by the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee. According to campaign finance reports filed with the California Secretary of State's office,…
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News, The Snitch Extremely Civil Disobedience: Prop. 8 Protests Peaceful -- So Far

Extremely Civil Disobedience: Prop. 8 Protests Peaceful -- So Far

"Ordinarily, a person leaving a courtroom with a conviction behind him would wear a somber face," Martin Luther King, Jr. said in 1956. "But I left with a smile. I knew that I was a convicted criminal, but I was…
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News, The Snitch California Supreme Court Will Rule On Prop. 8 on Tuesday, Protest/Celebration Already Planned

California Supreme Court Will Rule On Prop. 8 on Tuesday, Protest/Celebration Already Planned

The wait is nearly over. The California Supreme Court announced today they will rule on the legal challenge to the same-sex-banning Prop. 8 on Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. It goes without saying (but we'll say it anyways) that, no…
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News, The Snitch Gay Mormons, Black Pentecostals, Jedi Drag Queens, Oh My! Demonstrators Descend on State Supreme Court for Prop. 8 Hearings

Gay Mormons, Black Pentecostals, Jedi Drag Queens, Oh My! Demonstrators Descend on State Supreme Court for Prop. 8 Hearings

"I don't know any white gay man who sat on the back of the bus." So spoke Chauncey Killens, a black Pentecostal minister from Salinas, as he stood on San Francisco's Civic Center mall yesterday. Like hundreds around him,…
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News, The Snitch State Supreme Court To Review Gay Marriage Ban

State Supreme Court To Review Gay Marriage Ban

The Supreme Court of California just announced that it will consider the constitutional challenge to the anti-gay marriage Proposition 8, but it will not issue a stay, which means the state considers gay marriages illegal pending the outcome of the…
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Dining, SFoodie Summer of Love Redux Party @ CAV Wine Bar

Summer of Love Redux Party @ CAV Wine Bar

CAV Wine Bar & Kitchen (1666 Market at Gough) is celebrating the California Supreme Court ruling that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage by opening for a reception at noon tomorrow (Tuesday, June 17) so all the newlyweds…
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News, Sucka Free City The Gay Divorcees

The Gay Divorcees

Barring a last-minute stay of the California Supreme Court's May decision, the state will begin allowing same-sex couples to wed on June 17. More marriages, logically, mean more divorces. Divorce lawyers, however, deny that they'll soon be eating six meals…
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News, The Apologist

First Proposition, Then Conception

Among the initiatives on the ballot in California's special election on Nov. 8 is Proposition 73, a constitutional amendment that would require doctors who intend to perform an abortion on an unmarried minor to notify at least one parent in…
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Press Passes Pass Away

As of midnight Dec. 31, San Francisco's press corps can kiss their precious pink parking passes goodbye, under a recent California Supreme Court ruling that revokes special parking privileges for the media. The decision, issued by Judge David A. Garcia…
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