The argument made by the Prop 8 proponents that Judge Walker's injunction against enforcement of the initiative only applies to the plaintiff couples is totally lacking in merit. To use a “technical” term – it is pure malarkey.
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today lifted the stay on its ruling declaring the discriminatory Proposition 8 unconstitutional, clearing the way for same-sex couples to begin marrying in California.
Congratulations, California! The freedom to marry in your state will be reinstated soon.
Lambda Legal, Equality California, the ACLU and the National Center for Lesbian Rights have released a fact sheet with frequently asked questions.
In 10 years, how did we get from an America in which 13 states still had anti-sodomy laws that made criminals of lesbian and gay people just for having sex, to an America where 13 jurisdictions allow same-sex couples the freedom to marry? Answer: We relied on the Constitution.