Gay rights prop 8
Ten years ago, marriage equality proponents suffered their most devastating defeat. On November 4, , 52 percent of California voters cast ballots for Proposition 8, which amended the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage. No state that had ever put marriage to a vote had failed to ban it. Unless you count North Carolina in , the same day proponents also won in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington.
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Lessons from Proposition 8, 10 Years On
Here's Who Can Marry After the Supreme Court's Prop 8 Decision — and How Soon - The Atlantic
Justice Kennedy At Center Of Gay Rights Decisions For A Decade And while he had not talked about his sexual orientation publicly, he says his colleagues knew, people in the legal community knew; it had been mentioned in the press. While he had thought that at some point in his many years on the bench it would have come up in court, it never did. Indeed, when the lawyers supporting the ban on gay marriage were asked if they planned to raise it as an issue, they said no. Later on, after Walker's ruling, the Proposition 8 advocates did raise the issue, seeking to have Walker's opinion invalidated. That move, however, was quickly slapped down by another judge. Walker says he always knew the challenge to the Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage would be a case of great consequence. That's just one of the reasons he conducted a day trial, to be sure there was a complete record for the appeals court and Supreme Court to review.
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Judge Who Struck Down Proposition 8 Knew Case Would Go Far
Prop 8 unknown A step taken by right-wingers to strip gay people of not only the right to marry, but all of the rights and benefits that come with marriage. It blatently writes discrimination into the Constitution and makes same-sex marriage illegal. Voting "No" on Prop 8 is voting in favor of same-sex marriage and the rights of gays while "Yes" on Prop 8 means that gays will have their rights taken away. Contrary to right-winger's claims, Prop 8 has nothing to do with children or schools or religion.
This article is from the archive of our partner. On Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court decided it would " decline " to uphold Proposition 8, an opinion expected in the tea leaves that doesn't allow as many same-sex couples as it could have to get married — or, based on the Court's ruling the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, to be recognized by the federal government. But starting very, very soon, gay marriages will begin in California, joining these states across the country: As you can see above, a lot has changed leading up to today's historic ruling at the Supreme Court. Their latest story reads, "Backers of the ban known as Proposition 8 have 25 days to ask the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision.
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