Judge Deemed California's Same Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Posted by Antoinette R. Banks | Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, August 04, 2010



Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker in San Francisco, California overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage today, saying the voter-approved rule violates the constitutional rights of gays and lesbians.

"Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license," Walker wrote in his decision. "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."

Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage says, "Big surprise! We expected nothing different from Judge Vaughn Walker, after the biased way he conducted this trial. With a stroke of his pen, Judge Walker has overruled the votes and values of 7 million Californians who voted for marriage as one man and one woman."

What is your opinion on the seesaw rulings of Prop 8?

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