"Nearly three months after hearing the case, California's supreme court justices issued a ruling Tuesday upholding Proposition 8, the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

The court ruled that overturning the ban would go against the will of the people.

Despite the ruling, the 18,000 gay and lesbian couples that wed after the supreme court's original decision in May 2008, which established equal marriage rights for same-sex couples, will be allowed to stay married. Six of the seven supreme court justices voted to uphold Prop. 8.

Protests directly following the November 4 election, in which the state's voters approved the constitutional ban and nullified the May ruling, called for a court hearing on the repeal of Prop. 8, and later that month the California supreme court agreed to hear arguments. Hundreds of friend-of-the-court briefs came from various organizations followed, both for and against the state's most expensive ballot initiative in history.

Day of Decision rallies have been planned for this evening in all 50 states. For more information about the protests, visit DayofDecision.com for locations and action plans."

ARTICLE SOURCE:http://www.advocate.com/exclusive_detail_ektid81779.asp

Walter Burke
5/26/2009 08:49:56 am

This made me furious.It's really sad how the rights of a minority can be put up for a popular vote.However, at least the ppl that were married b4 election day will remain married. We will be victorious and overturn prop 8 the next time its on the ballot!


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