thank you to the Ninth Circuit

Awesome news today on the marriage equality front, as the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that California’s infamous Prop 8 was unconstitutional:

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. Because California has no interest in discriminating against gay men and lesbians, and because Proposition 8 prevents California from fulfilling its constitutional obligation to provide marriages on an equal basis, the court concludes that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional.

You can read more about the ruling here. The fight is unfortunately still far from over in this country, but every step we make towards true equal civil rights for all Americans is one that should be celebrated.

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  1. Alyssa G.
    Posted February 7, 2012 at 19:07 | Permalink