One Hurdle Down…

The infuriating Proposition 8 in California was declared unconstitutional by Judge Vaughn Walker:

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.

This is just one hurdle.  Supporters of Proposition 8 intend to appeal the decision and it could go all the way to the Supreme Court.  However, the 136-page ruling (which is broken down in great detail by Ari Ezra Waldman on towleroad.com) is a historic decision that marks the beginning of this new civil rights movement.

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