Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Los Angeles Times-Judge Overturns Prop 8 In California

photo courtesy of Los Angeles Times
(story by Maura Dolan and Carol Williams)

U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker, in a 136-page ruling, said California "has no interest in differentiating between same-sex and opposite-sex unions."
"The evidence shows conclusively that moral and religious views form the only basis for a belief that same-sex couples are different from opposite-sex couples," Walker wrote. The ruling struck down Proposition 8 as a violation of federal constitutional guarantees of equal protection and due process. Supporters of the marriage ban vowed an immediate appeal.

(click here to read the full story on the Los Angeles Times website)

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