California Prop 8 Struck down as Unconstitutional

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    U.S. appeals court strikes down Calif. gay-marriage ban


    The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today struck down as unconstitutional California's Prop 8, which banned same-sex marriage, the Associated Press reports.

    The ruling by the three judge panel is likely to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

    The court in San Francisco ruled 2-1 that a lower court judge interpreted the U.S. Constitution correctly in 2010 when he declared the ban, known as Proposition 8, to be a violation of the civil rights of gays and lesbians.

    The measure, which passed with 52% of the vote in 2008, outlawed same-sex unions just five months after they became legal in the state.
     
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    the constitution clearly states that a handfull of judges are to decide everything
     
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    Already a LONG thread on this that Rightwinger is participating in.

    But Rightwinger, remind us how Love is a Civil Right.
     

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