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