Cautiously happy, but not surprised at this result. This will end up at the Supreme Court for sure, but I find myself wondering if they’ll hear it. If they do, I’m hopeful that they will make a long lasting precedent that affirms American’s personal rights to create equal unions—in the eyes of the law—between whomever we choose.
A federal judge overturned California’s ban on same-sex marriage, or Proposition 8, the constitutional amendment passed by 52 percent of the state’s voters in 2008, Attorney General Jerry Brown said in a Twitter message….
Theodore Olson, a former U.S. solicitor general, argued on behalf of the gay couples seeking marriage rights. He said the U.S. Supreme Court has determined in 14 cases going back to 1888 that marriage is tied to rights of privacy, liberty and freedom. He said Proposition 8 proponents can’t show that California has any rational basis or compelling interest to take away that right.