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Thursday, May 15, 2008

California Supreme Court overturns ban on marriage equality

In a 4-3 decision today, California's state Supreme Court ruled that current state marriage laws are unconstitutional, setting the stage for marriage equality to become a reality in the Golden State.

The decision by the Court, however, will not be the final word on the issue as right-wing groups have circulated petitions for a ballot measure that would amend the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage.

It's interesting to note that the Court is dominated by Republicans. Even more so, Governor Schwarzenegger had this to say:
"I respect the court's decision and as governor, I will uphold its ruling," he said in a statement. "Also, as I have said in the past, I will not support an amendment to the constitution that would overturn this state Supreme Court ruling."[emphasis mine]
A copy of the full opinion can be found here.


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