Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Equality Wins!

Because equal means equal, not just for those you like.

From the Washington Post:

Prop 8 overturned - Judge overturns Calif. gay marriage ban

A federal judge in California ruled Wednesday that the state's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage violates the constitutional right to equal protection, the first step in a legal struggle that most expect will end at the Supreme Court.

"Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license," wrote Judge Vaughn R. Walker, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco. "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."

4 comments:

Kitty Non Grata said...

Thank goodness! Prop 8 passing was one of the most depressing moments I've had as a proud Californian. Yay Equality!

Erica Saunders said...

I was waiting for the CA ruling and just saw this on the news! I was jumping up and down cheering. I am keeping hope up for how the Supreme Court rules. In the end truth (that all families are equal) has to win, right?!

ForeignObsession said...

I am relieved that prop 8 was found unconstitutional. I was worried. I don't get it how people have time the time and energy to take the rights of people away. I really don't.

YAY! I hope that it doesn't change. Equal rights for all.

Archaeogoddess said...

The war's not over yet, but I'm sure glad to see another battle won!