Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Proposition 8 overturned; same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

California's Proposition 8 has been overturned. It was ruled unconstitutional.

San Jose Mercury News
By Howard Mintz

A San Francisco federal judge today struck down California's ban on same-sex marriage, concluding that it tramples on the equal rights of gay and lesbian couples and that they are entitled to be married throughout the state.

Within minutes of his historic decision, however, Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker agreed to put his ruling on hold for at least a few days to consider arguments on whether California should be barred immediately from enforcing Proposition 8, a move that would allow county clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples...

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