California Supreme Court upholds Prop 8

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California Supreme CourtThe California Supreme Court in a 6-1 ruling has decided to uphold Proposition 8 which amends the California Constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage. The 18,000 same-sex marriages performed prior to the election will remain valid however despite the ruling as most analysts expected. It’s unclear if the marriage equality victories in Iowa and several New England states had any impact on the Court’s decision.

The earliest Prop 8 can now be overturned is 2010 or 2012 provided a ballot initiative is introduced that ultimately strikes down the amendment.

There are several events throughout the country this evening to protest the Court’s decision. Please visit the Day of Decision website for a complete list of cities and events.

Photos from today’s ruling outside the California Supreme Court:

Post by ILO on 05/26/09 at 10:14 am