Tuesday, February 7, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Prop 8 Ruled Unconstitutional in Federal Court

By Ellen Cushing
Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 10:01 AM

YAY: a The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal just voted to uphold an earlier decision that said California's voter-approved same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. In a 2-1 vote, the three-member panel essentially validated Vaughn Walker's 2010 decision, writing that Prop 8 violated the equal protection clause and "served no purpose...other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California." At this point, the stay on same-sex marriages is still in place, pending another appeal, so don't all rush out and get gay-married right now. In the meantime, if you're bored and looking for some light reading, here's a PDF of the full decision, all 128 pages of it.

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