Proposition 8 Dead!
San Francisco - In a highly emotional & observed case with potential widespread implications around the country, California's Proposition 8 (the law that had denied lesbian & gay couples the right to marry) was today struck down as unconstitutional.
In striking down Proposition 8, U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker said: "Proposition 8, passed by voters in November of 08', violated the federal constitutional rights of gays and lesbians to marry the partner of their choice."
Prior to the ruling, Proposition 8 supporters filed a motion to stay effecting the outcome of the decision. Was it possible they knew Proposition 8 was doomed?
An appeal is certain.
Today is a new day in America. A day of celebration and one of renewal!
Standing up (ok, sitting down) for our rights!