Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Court Overturns Prop. 8 In California, Says State Can’t Ban Gay Marriage

The 9th Circuit Court in California struck down the state's voter-passed ban on gay marriage, ruling 2-1 that it violates the rights of gay Californians.

"Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples," Judge Reinhardt wrote in the decision. The Court concludes that the law violates the 14th Amendment rights of gay couples to equal protection under the law. Gay marriage will still not be allowed in the state, leaving time for Prop 8 defenders to challenge the decision. Read More on Yahoo!

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Prop 8 has fallen, and California has been told that it is unconstitutional and violates rights. I think most assumed this would happen, but the real fact of the matter is that it's still not legal for same-sex couples to get married in the state of California, which I'm sure most assume will also be toppled soon enough.


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