Prop. 8: Same Sex Marriage Legal (again) in California

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The federal ban on recognising same-sex marriages is dead.

Earlier today the US Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act to be unconstitutional. In another critical human and civil rights decision the high court  issued its ruling on Prop 8, California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. In a vote of 5-4,  the court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal once again in the state of California. The court’s decision does not set any nationwide legal precedent as it applies solely to California.

The Justices have decided that the Prop. 8 parties cannot bring suit, and they have essentially adopted the rationale of the federal appeals court that found that California could not take away the right to marry that had been granted by the state Supreme Court in 2008 prior to the passage of Proposition 8’s passage.

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