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    Supreme Court rules Prop 8 unconstitutional

    federal appeals panel in San Francisco ruled Tuesday that California’s ban on same-sex marriage violates the constitutional right to equal protection.
    The panel overturned Proposition 8, which was approved by 52 percent of the state’s voters in 2008 and amended the state’s constitution to limit marriage to a man and a woman.

    The court’s decision upheld a 2010 decision by former Judge R. Vaughn Walker that found marriage to be a fundamental right protected by the Constitution, and that the proposition “fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license.”


    Calif. same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional - The Washington Post

    I honestly, am pretty happy about this and I believe now that we have this ruling, we will see something done at the federal level.
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    Re: Supreme Court rules Prop 8 unconstitutional

    I'm happy as well, but they still have to face the Supreme Court. I am not hopeful about that.

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    Re: Supreme Court rules Prop 8 unconstitutional

    Ah, equal protection...good on 'em!
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    Re: Supreme Court rules Prop 8 unconstitutional

    Can a mod fix the title that Federal court ruled it unconstitutional. I was derping when I wrote the title.
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    Re: Supreme Court rules Prop 8 unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Ah, equal protection...good on 'em!
    It wasn't the Surpreme Court. Our convo on facebook re-angered me and I wrote the wrong title. Two days later, the Pats loss is still screwing with my head.
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    Re: Supreme Court rules Prop 8 unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    It wasn't the Surpreme Court. Our convo on facebook re-angered me and I wrote the wrong title. Two days later, the Pats loss is still screwing with my head.
    Hey, SCOTUS or federal appeals...equal protection is still equal protection. And it takes us one step closer to a SCOTUS ruling.
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    Re: Supreme Court rules Prop 8 unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    I'm happy as well, but they still have to face the Supreme Court. I am not hopeful about that.
    I imagine they will rule the same. I then imagine they will find for Kody Brown.

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    Re: Supreme Court rules Prop 8 unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    I imagine they will rule the same. I then imagine they will find for Kody Brown.
    Who is Kody Brown?

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    Re: Supreme Court rules Prop 8 unconstitutional

    I'm surprised it wasn't unanimous on both questions. Here's an LAT link to the text. I can't find one that allows for copying and pasting. Still reading it myself.

    Proposition 8: Gay-marriage ban unconstitutional - Documents - Los Angeles Times
    Last edited by LuckyDan; 02-07-12 at 03:13 PM.

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