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California Supreme Court upholds Prop 8

Wed 27 May 2009 In: International News View at Wayback View at NDHA

The California Supreme Court has ruled that Proposition 8 - which bans same-sex marriage in the state - is legal, but confirmed that the 18,000 same-sex couples who married before the proposition passed remain legally married. Prop 8 battle (pic: LA Times) A thunderous moan went up among the sizable gay crowd outside the Court as the disappointing news was shared, reports LGBT equality activists have vowed to continue fighting for marriage rights. "This ruling is painful, but it represents a temporary setback," says Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese."There will be a groundswell to restore marriage equality in our nation's largest state, and HRC will not give up until marriage equality is restored in California." Recent rulings are allowing same-sex marriage in other states - Massachusetts and Vermont will have their first gay marriage ceremonies in September. Video footage from a rally outside the California Supreme Court is shown below.    

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First published: Wednesday, 27th May 2009 - 9:12am

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