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SNeacail 02-07-2012 07:42 PM

Calif Proposition 8: Gay-marriage ban ruled unconstitutional
"A federal appeals court Tuesday struck down California’s ban on same-sex marriage, clearing the way for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage as early as next year."
— Maura Dolan (Feb. 7, 2012) Los Angeles Times


opalescent 02-07-2012 11:16 PM

Whoo! Not the end as this will likely go to the Supreme Court but a necessary step.

EaldfrithF 02-16-2012 05:28 AM

same-sex marriage
Washington had much difference with California on its view on same sex marriage. On Monday, Washington became the seventh state in the nation to legally allow same sex marriages. Governor Chris Gregoire (D) signed the recently-passed bill into law. The governor signed the bill surrounded by proponents and gay rights supporters. But even as the ink was drying, opponents to the bill were vowing to battle to repeal the legislation. Resource for this article: Same-sex marriage signed into law in Washington State. Ever since, this topic is always a discussion being debated. And though it has been passed or approved, there will still be lot of people who will keep on debating for this. I mean, let's just respect each others rights and opinions. This is just my opinion though.

ThatGirlInGray 02-19-2012 02:20 AM

Same sex marriage was legal in CA before Prop 8 repealed it.

That's actually the heart of the legal decision: in a state where same-sex marriage has been approved, it can not be taken away by another group. So the Supreme Court will not make a decision on the right to same sex marriage. What they will do is make a decision on the right of one group to take away the rights of another group after those rights have been granted recognized.

This is helpful for states like Washington and other states where same sex marriage is recognized but currently threatened. But it does not change things for states that have already and only banned same sex marriage.

It is absolutely a good and necessary step, but even a ruling on Prop 8 by the Supreme Court will not be the end of this issue.

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