• Proposition 8 Ruled Unconstitutional by 9th Circuit Court

    This either a great day or a dark day for the "sanctity of marriage," depending upon whether you think that phrase deserves quotes around it or not

    California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals just ruled. The judges upheld a lower court's ruling…

    "Although the Constitution permits communities to enact most laws they believe to be desirable," the opinion states, "it requires that there be at least a legitimate reason for the passage of a law that treats different classes of people differently. There was no such reason that Proposition 8 could have been enacted."

    Why does there have to be a "legitimate" reason?

    Is an "emotionally-charged fear-based" reason good enough for no one anymore?

    Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images

    Tags: California, Constitution, Judiciary, LGBT, Marriage Equality, Proposition 8


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