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Judge Overturns California's Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

17 Ratings: 2.9
A California judge overturned California's Proposition 8's ban on same-sex marriage on August 4, 2010.

Proposition 8 (or the California Marriage Protection Act) was a ballot proposition and constitutional amendment passed in the November 2008, state elections. The measure added a new provision, Section 7.5 of the Declaration of Rights, to the California … see full wiki

Tags: Politics, Human Sexuality, Human Rights, Prop 8, California Laws
7 reviews about Judge Overturns California's Ban on Same-Sex...
review by . August 05, 2010
Does this decision to block Prop 8 overturn a majority of voters? Yes, 52.3%. But, whatever one's leanings from ballot to ballot, one must remember: we Californian voters are unpredictable: 187 (stopping illegal immigrants from government services) and 227 (overturning supposedly bilingual education) also were fought by liberal courts, if predictably, along with a later voter-backed ban on race-biased state hiring and college admissions. 187 was blocked by progressive courts, the other two contentious …
Quick Tip by . August 04, 2010
Yet another case of a judge overturning the will of the people and advancing the progressive agenda. This was to be expected and the people will respond in kind in November.
Quick Tip by . August 05, 2010
It's not the end of the fight, but it's definitely a good start. +1 for the LGBT movement & human rights.
Quick Tip by . August 04, 2010
I'm sure this isn't the end of this fight - but SO glad to see some progress made to end the H8!!! Yay!
Quick Tip by . August 09, 2010
Anyone voting this one down can go take a long walk off a short pier.
Quick Tip by . August 09, 2010
Interesting take on how Jehovah's Witnesses ruling in 1943 protecting minority freedoms influenced Judge Walker's overturning of the Prop 8 passage: http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/2...-06-engardio05_ST_N.htm
Quick Tip by . August 04, 2010
This is awesome, I hope it sticks. Was actually surprised it passed the first time
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