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Local street performers share their story

To the editor: My wife and I were surprised and delighted when you recognized us on the street and encouraged us to share our story in The Gate. Here is part of our story and discussion. Smash went the bricks through our French downstairs windows on a summer night in 1991. Our home, back then […]

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Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA, Sidesteps Ruling on Proposition 8

The U.S. Supreme Court handed a significant victory to gay right activists Wednesday by striking down a central portion of a federal law that restricted the definition of marriage to opposite-sex couples. In a 5-4 vote, the justices ruled the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, saying it violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal […]