Prop 8 Update: Victory For Same Sex Couples In California
California’s ban on same-sex marriage was overturned by a federal judge today, who said the voter-approved rule “violated the constitutional rights of gays and lesbians.”
The decision, issued by Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker in San Francisco, is an initial step in what will likely be a lengthy legal fight over California’s Proposition 8, which defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
Here’s the CNN video footage:
Same-sex marriage is currently legal in five U.S. states and in the District of Colombia. Civil unions are permitted in New Jersey.