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In California’s June 2000 primary, 61 percent of the electorate voted “yes” on Proposition 22, a measure that amended state law to read, “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized ” in the state. The state Supreme Court overturned the law in 2008 as discriminatory, opening the way for same-sex couples to get legally married in the state. About 18,000 gay and lesbian couples took advantage of the chance to tie the knot.
But the door that had been opened to same-sex couples slammed shut in November 2008, when voters passed Proposition 8. The measure, a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, passed with 52 percent of the vote.
Gay-marriage advocates immediately filed challenges with the California Supreme Court, which agreed to hear the case, and in May 2009, the court upheld Prop. 8, another blow against same-sex marriage.
The petition by Prop 8 proponents for a rehearing of the case by a larger panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has been denied. Read the ruling here Prop 8 proponents now have 90 days to file an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, during which time same-sex marriage in California will remain […]
Today’s the day the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco hears an appeal of last August’s federal court decision overturning California’s ban on same-sex marriage, Proposition 8. Here are a few readings to get us up to speed on the issues and what to expect today: Prop 8 Argument Day FAQ (Metro […]
From AP: SAN FRANCISCO — A Republican gay rights group on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow a California trial judge’s order barring enforcement of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays in the military to go back into effect. Lawyers for Log Cabin Republicans asked the high court to vacate a […]