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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Proposition 8 Found Unconstitutional; Gay Marriage Heading to High Court

According to the NY Times, a Federal District Court judge in California has struck down Proposition 8, a referendum which banned same-sex marriage in the state with 52% of voters in favor of the ban. The law was found to violate both the equal protection and due process clauses of the US Constitution and is appropriately destined for the trash heap of prejudice and ignorance. The judge pointed out that "tradition alone cannot form the rational basis for a law," his reaction to the sacredness of the bond between a man and a woman argument. The judge issued an immediate stay on his decision to allow for the inevitable appeals. Hopefully this issue will be resolved in like manner at the US Supreme Court soon.


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