The 9th Circuit Court ruled this morning that the popular referendum, Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in California was unconstitutional. The ruling does not lift the stay, so legally-recognised gay marriage will not resume in California just yet.
The ruling overturns the referrendum under the equal protection clause and states: “Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California.”
It seems like a Supreme Court case is inevitable.
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