Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Prop 8 Upheld

Unfortunately, the California Supreme Court has upheld the 2008 ballot measure (Prop 8) to take away previously-existing marriage rights of same sex couples in the state of California.

Evidently, couples who were married before Prop 8 passed on the November ballot are still legally married.  However, it would certainly seem that not ALL are equal under the law. 

According to CNN, CA Attorney General Jerry brown criticized Prop 8 for putting "the fundamental rights of a minority group to a popular vote."

In his dissent, Justice Carlos Moreno (the lone dissenting voice on the bench) argued that the measure "violates the essence of the equal protection clause of the California Constitution and fundamentally alters its scope and meaning."

How incredibly sad.  More to come soon.

Photo credit: Getty Images, CNN.com

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