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Posted inCommunity, Events, Schools

At UC Berkeley: A celebration of marriage equality ruling

After the U.S. Supreme Court decided Friday that same-sex marriage is a right guaranteed by the Constitution, members of the UC Berkeley LGBTQ community gathered on Sproul Plaza at noon to celebrate the landmark decision with music, an open mic, and each other. The ruling, Obergefell v. Hodges, falls one day before the official Pride celebration […]

Posted inCity, Community

City pulls back on closing Domestic Partnership Registry

Councilman Darryl Moore. Photo: Emilie Raguso After briefly considering the closure of Berkeley’s Domestic Partnership Registry prior to this week’s City Council meeting, officials decided instead to simply celebrate its 22nd anniversary. Councilman Darryl Moore had originally submitted an item for council review that would have closed down the registry following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling […]

Posted inCity, Community

Berkeley to look at closing Domestic Partnership Registry

By Eli Wolfe Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of marriage equality in California, Berkeley Councilman Darryl Moore believes the city’s Domestic Partnership Registry should be closed down. The Domestic Partnership Registry affords everyone, be they in same-sex or heterosexual relationships, a place to have their relationships recognized by a government entity. A […]

Posted inCommunity, Events

Berkeley celebrates historic Supreme Court decisions

After the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Wednesday allowing same sex marriages in California, Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner got a text from her 31-year old daughter in New York. Sirona Skinner-Nixon and her girlfriend, Sinead O’Rourke, 34, had been glued to the news. “Mom, we can get married at home,” Skinner-Nixon texted. “Happy tears when I […]