Breaking News: Court Upholds Striking Down Prop. 8
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the August 2010 decision of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco striking down Proposition 8, the 2008 measure that stripped same-sex couples of the right to marry in California. The Court affirmed the ruling of former Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker that Prop 8 discriminates against same-sex couples in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
The court ruled that Proposition 8 violates the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution because it “serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples.” The court also rejected Prop 8 supporters’ argument that Judge Walker should have refused to preside over the case because he is gay and in a relationship with a man.
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A letter from a young Marine on the end of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”
Newt Gingrich Gets Glitter Bombed: Check out how former Speaker of the House and GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich gets glitter poured all over him by a gay rights activist. Glitter bombing is becoming a hot issue in the Gay Rights Movement. Glitter bombing has taken place on camera in numerous places including Michele Bachmann’s clinic. Opponents argue that glitter bombing is dangerous and an uncivil way to make a statement. See for yourself and decide what you think!