District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker said Proposition 8, passed by voters in Novemberviolated the federal constitutional rights of gays and lesbians to marry the partners of their choice. His ruling is expected to be appealed to the U.
Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. Yesterday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals declared unconstitutional California's Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state.
Proposition 8known informally as Prop 8was a California ballot proposition and a state constitutional amendment passed in the November California state elections. The proposition was created by opponents of same-sex marriage in advance  of the California Supreme Court 's May appeal ruling, In re Marriage Caseswhich followed the short-lived same-sex weddings controversy and found the previous ban on same-sex marriage Proposition 22unconstitutional. Proposition 8 was ultimately ruled unconstitutional by a federal court on different grounds inalthough the court decision did not go into effect until June 26,following the conclusion of proponents' appeals.
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Proposition 2 was a referendum for a state constitutional amendment placed on the ballot by the Texas legislature and approved by the voters at the November 8, general election. The measure added a new provision to the Texas ConstitutionArticle 1, Section 32, which provides that "Marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman", and "This state or a political subdivision of this state may not create or recognize any legal status identical or similar to marriage. It was the most populous state to adopt a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage until California passed its ban in November
Across the nation, there's a movement to pass constitutional amendments to ban gay marriages. Vision America founder Dr. Rick Scarborough says he travels to Washington D.
Prior to the Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. HodgesU. The Obergefell decision in June invalidated these state constitutional amendments insofar as they prevented same-sex couples from marrying, even though the actual text of these amendments remain written into the state constitutions.
Five months after gay and lesbian couples across California celebrated their newfound right to marry with rallies and mass weddings, demonstrations of a very different nature were held across the state following Tuesday's election. Thousands of gay marriage supporters rallied on the steps of San Francisco city hall chanting "Marriage, equality, USA", while hundreds gathered in Los Angeles to protest over the passing of California's Proposition 8, an amendment to the state constitution that reads "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid". Propositions such as Prop 8, as it is known in California, are in effect carried by referendums - normally at the time of major elections - which allow laws or constitutional amendments to be passed by the direct vote of the people rather than through the legislature.