Federal Appeals Court Deems Voter Mandated Ban on Gay Marriage Unconstitutional

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The Wall Street Journal has reported that, "a federal appeals court has ruled that California's voter-mandated ban on gay marriages was unconstitutional, in a closely-watched case that could eventually lead the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.

In a 2-1 vote, a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said California’s 2008 law, known as Proposition 8, had used the state’s initiative power to target a minority group and take away a right the group possessed without legitimate reason. Doing so, wrote Judge Stephen Reinhardt, violated the Fourteenth Amendment and the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution

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