The two women who went to the Supreme Court to defeat Prop. 8 have a new joint memoir that discusses their lives and the legal battle.
Berkeley Ideas Festival is just 6 weeks away; marriage equality pioneers Sandy Stier and Kris Perry will be there
Sandy Stier and Kris Perry who will be at Uncharted 2014 on Oct. 24-25 in downtown Berkeley. Photo: William Newton This year’s Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas 2014 is just six weeks away. Happening in downtown Berkeley on Friday Oct. 24 and Saturday Oct. 25, the Bay Area’s only ideas festival promises to be one of the most memorable […]
Uncharted Berkeley Ideas Festival: What’s it all about?
Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas is coming to downtown Berkeley on Oct. 24-25. You may have heard about Uncharted, either recently, or last year, when the inaugural festival was held to much acclaim. But what is an ideas festival? What happens there? Why should you come? Check out the snappy video above which was created to answer those questions, […]
Berkeley Prop. 8 couple first to marry after stay lifted
Berkeley couple Kris Perry and Sandy Stier were married today, Friday June 28, at San Francisco City Hall. Attorney General Kamala Harris officiated. Photo: KTVU Prop. 8 plaintiffs and Berkeley couple Kris Perry and Sandy Stier were married this afternoon by Attorney General Kamala Harris at San Francisco City Hall. The wedding took place at around 4:30 […]
Obama lauds Berkeley couple who fought Prop. 8 and won
Kris Perry and Sandy Stier are the Berkeley women who filed a legal challenge to Prop. 8. They first tried to marry in 2004 when then-San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom began issuing licenses. They are the parents of four boys. Shortly after the Supreme Court released its ruling on Prop. 8 this morning, President Obama […]
Rainbow flag marks Supreme Court cases
The rainbow flag was raised at Berkeley City Hall this morning while the US Supreme Court was hearing oral arguments in the Proposition 8 case. The flag will also fly tomorrow, during the DOMA arguments. Photo: Lance Knobel The rainbow flag, a symbol of diversity and inclusiveness, was raised over Berkeley City Hall on Tuesday, […]
Berkeley couple at heart of Prop 8 case speak out
After a federal judge ruled that Prop 8 was unconstitutional on Wednesday, Kris Perry and Sandy Stier of Berkeley, the two women who brought the case, spoke out at a press conference in San Francisco. One poignant thought from Perry: “For so long, Sandy and I and our family have been regarded as less than, […]
Berkeley couple at center of same-sex marriage trial
A Berkeley couple is at the center of the federal trial to determine same-sex couples’ right to marry which kicked off today in San Francisco. Kristin Perry and Sandra Stier (pictured above), the mothers of four sons, will be the public face of the debate, along with Paul Katami and Jeffrey Zarrillo from southern California. […]