Tag Archive for Gay Marriage

LA Times: Restore Gay Marriage Until Appeals Court Rules

With both the Governor and AG already speaking out in favor of restoring Gay Marriages in the Golden State, the LA Times is also calling for a resumption of same-sex nuptuals.  From the editorial: “Once Walker handed down his ruling, gay and lesbian weddings became constitutionally protected, at least until a higher court decides otherwise.…

NY Times: Marriage is a Constitutional Right

The New York Times has one of the best editorials on the Proposition 8 decision from yesterday.

From the editorial: “The judge easily dismissed the idea that discrimination is permissible if a majority of voters approve it; the referendum’s outcome was “irrelevant,” he said, quoting a 1943 case, because “fundamental rights may not be submitted to a vote.”

He then dismantled, brick by crumbling brick, the weak case made by supporters of Proposition 8 and laid out the facts presented in testimony. The two witnesses called by the supporters (the state having bowed out of the case) had no credibility, he said, and presented no evidence that same-sex marriage harmed society or the institution of marriage.”

Judge Rules that Prop 8 is Unconstitutional

U. S. District Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker has issued a landmark decision declaring that Proposition 8, banning same-gender marriage is unconstitutional.

“The United States Constitution guarantees that all persons shall be treated equally under the law;” said Chris Prevatt, spokesman for the Harvey Milk Stonewall Democratic Club of Orange County. “The U.S. Supreme Court rulled decades ago, that marriage is a fundamental right, when it overturned state laws banning inter-racial marriages.”

Prop 8 Court Case Decision Due Tomorrow

The Associated Press is reporting that the judge presiding over the Prop 8 trial has reached a decision on whether or not California’s Proposition 8 violates the Constitutional Rights of Gays and Lesbians by denying them the right to marry. From the story: “Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker will issue his ruling Wednesday, said…

Ballot Measure to Repeal Prop 8 Fails to Get Enough Signatures

The effort to place an initiative on the November 2010 ballot to repeal Proposition 8 and restore equal marriage rights for same-sex couples, announced today that the proponents did not gather the 694,354 signatures necessary to place the proposed initiative on the ballot.  The group vowed to work toward the repeal of Prop 8 at the next general election in November 2012.