To any sane, civil minded people, this should be a great victory, whether gay or not. I am SO SO SO SO happy about this. A quote from the judge:
"Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license. Indeed the evidence shows Proposition 8 does nothing more than enshrine in the California constitution the notion that opposite sex couples are superior to same sex couples."
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Answer by older at 4:56 PM on Aug. 4, 2010
Answer by Sisteract at 4:56 PM on Aug. 4, 2010
Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 4:56 PM on Aug. 4, 2010
Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 4:57 PM on Aug. 4, 2010
I think when all heterosexuals uphold the values of marriage... at that point, and only that point, can they judge any other group of people on the sanctity of marriage.
Answer by sahlady at 4:58 PM on Aug. 4, 2010
Answer by Youngwifey2 at 4:59 PM on Aug. 4, 2010
moreover, California officials have chosen not to defend Proposition 8 in these proceedings. Because Proposition 8 is unconstitutional under both the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses, the court orders entry of judgment permanently enjoining its enforcement; prohibiting the official defendants from applying or enforcing Proposition 8 and directing the official defendants that all persons under their control or supervision shall not apply or enforce Proposition 8. The clerk is DIRECTED to enter judgment without bond in favor of plaintiffs and plaintiff-intervenors and against defendants and defendant-intervenors pursuant to FRCP 58. IT IS SO ORDERED."
Pretty much says it all. 49.9% understood from the beginning!
Answer by Sisteract at 5:01 PM on Aug. 4, 2010
Answer by Izsarejman at 5:03 PM on Aug. 4, 2010
This is awesome news.......
I like this.......
"Plaintiffs have demonstrated by overwhelming evidence that Proposition 8 violates their due process and equal protection rights and that they will continue to suffer these constitutional violations until state officials cease enforcement of Proposition 8."
".......California is able to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples,......"
I like this part as well........
Answer by pixie_trix at 5:05 PM on Aug. 4, 2010