California marriage ban struck down by judge

I have limited time at the moment, but this is too important to not report upon immediately.

Proposition 8, California’s controversial voter-approved gay marriage ban, was struck down by a federal judge on Wednesday in a ruling that deemed the ban unconstitutional.

Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker’s 136-page decision ruled that the same-sex marriage ban violates equal protection and due process rights that are guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.


“Today, the sun shines a little brighter on the Golden State. A federal judge has affirmed what a majority of Californians know to be true: that love does not discriminate and that marriage is a civil right, not a privilege reserved for a select class of citizens. The decision handed down today in Perry v. Schwarzenegger reaffirms the notion that separate is never equal,” Villaraigosa said in the statement.

“Although this is a landmark case and one of tremendous importance, we all know that this will not be the final word on marriage equality. We will continue to fight as tirelessly as ever before to ensure members of the LGBT community and all Californians are afforded the same rights and privileges under the laws of our nation,” he continued.

8 Responses

  1. Its going to end up at the supreme court, and they are probably going to say…. It’s up to the states.

  2. This is a good move. It counteracts the hundreds of millions of dollars the Mormons spent in California to get this passed.

  3. If it was wrong for them to spend money than its just as wrong for the opposite side to do so.

  4. Did say it was wrong? Did I imply it? English can be simple. Declarative sentences mean what they say. It is not like apologetics at all.

  5. Yes yes just assume I’m trying to correct you. I think its wrong for big money to be spent on any campaign for anything, that’s all I was going for.

  6. Sometimes your use of the word ‘apologetics’ makes me wonder if you actually grasp the meaning….

  7. Then state it clearly.

  8. Seems pretty clear to me. But if you need clarification its typically polite to ask for it when you require it.

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