Breaking News! Prop 8 FINALLY Ruled Unconstitutional by 9th Circuit Court
The folks at Prop 8 Trial Tracker are reporting that the U.S. 9th Circuit Court has finally ruled that California’s Proposition 8 was in fact unconstitutional, and that voters had no right to strip gays and lesbians of the right to marry in the state.
Hurrah! Updates as they come in.
The ruling will have far-reaching implications. The ruling will likely be appealed by supporters of Proposition 8 and next go to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Los Angeles Times reports. New weddings are unlikely to occur right away, the Times explains in a helpful Q&A.
The appeals ruling comes a year after the court heard arguments. Watch excerpts of those arguments and look back on key moments in the battle over Prop 8 here.
Here’s the decision in full:
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