California Same-Sex Marriage Ban Overturned By State Supreme Court
Discrimination is discrimination is discrimination, and that issue should never have been allowed to be decided by popular vote.
A portion of the ruling document declares:
A state’s interest in an enactment must of course be secular in nature. The state does not have an interest in enforcing private moral or religious beliefs without an accompanying secular purpose. See Lawrence v Texas, 539 US 558, 571 (2003); see also Everson v Board of Education of Ewing Township, 330 US 1, 15 (1947).
THE RIGHT TO MARRY PROTECTS AN INDIVIDUAL’S CHOICE OF MARITAL
PARTNER REGARDLESS OF GENDER
The freedom to marry is recognized as a fundamental right protected by the Due Process Clause.
The plaintiffs' attorneys were very smart in shaping the Proposition 8 law as a 14th-Amendment violation. A huge step for California today, and it could not be more welcome. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY!