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Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Prop 8 Unconstitutional

It seems as if this should have been the obvious outcome, but the wrong ruling was always in danger of happening: U.S. Circuit Court Rules Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional.

Excerpt from Judge Stephen Reinhardt in the majority opinion:

"Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples."

Full ruling available here.

I really hope they begin allowing same-sex marriage again really soon. It was still suspended after the appeal ruling, but this the last round of appeal within the state of California. That means that legal marriage within the state... needs to be legal again. Now.

Happy news today!

Tags: so much yay
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