California ban on gay marriage ruled unconstitutional by federal appeals panel
A federal appeals panel in San Francisco ruled Tuesday that California's Proposition 8 - banning same-sex marriage - is unconstitutional, a decision that could lead to the Supreme Court's consideration of the controversial social issue.
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Since: Mar 09
#1 Feb 8, 2012
This is my favorite part:
" ... through the Proponents of Ballot Measures, the People of California must be allowed to defend in Federal Courts, including on Appeal, the validity of their use of the Initiative power. Here, however, their defense fails on the merits. The People may not employ the Initiative power to single out a disfavored group for unequal treatment and strip them, without a legitimate justification, of a right as important as the Right to marry. Accordingly, we affirm the Judgment of the District Court ... "
Since: Jan 12
#2 Feb 8, 2012
"Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples,"
#3 Feb 8, 2012
"- "By emphasizing Proposition 8's limited effect, we do not mean to minimize the harm that this change in the law caused to same-sex couples and their families. To the contrary, we emphasize the extraordinary significance of the official designation of 'marriage.' That designation is important because 'marriage' is the name that society gives to the relationship that matters most between two adults. A rose by any other name may smell as sweet, but to the couple desiring to enter into a committed lifelong relationship, a marriage by the name of 'registered domestic partnership' does not."
to say that ameriKKa and it's hateful, ignorant, christian terrorist mineon don't want to erradicate glbt people is a lie. pathetic ameriKKKa, show your true face! wear your history proudly! pathetic.
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