According to the Washington Post, a federal appeals panel inThis could lead to a consideration of the issue by the United States Supreme Court.
San Francisco ruled yesterday that ’s Proposition 8, banning same sex marriage, is unconstitutional. California
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In 2008, the California Supreme Court ruled 4 to 3 that same-sex couples could not be denied the right to wed, and over the next five months, about 18,000 such couples took marriage vows. But that fall, 52 percent of
Reinhardt said this “taking away” of a right by the majority was not allowed.
“By using their initiative power to target a minority group and withdraw a right that it possessed, without a legitimate reason for doing so, the people of California violated the Equal Protection Clause” of the federal Constitution, Reinhardt wrote.