Prop 8 ruled unconstitutional

on February 7, 2012

Proposition 8, California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, was struck down by the Ninth U.S. Circuit of Appeals in San Francisco earlier today.

In a 2-1 vote, the court ruled Prop 8, which was passed in 2008, unconstitutional because it violates the civil rights of gay and lesbian couples.

Oakland North is continuing to follow this story. You can see our previous Proposition 8 coverage here.

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