Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Breaking: gay marriage ban (Proposition 8) was ruled unconstitutional in California

BIG victory for gay rights movement. Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in California, was ruled unconstitutional by chief US judge. Here is hoping it will survive the appeals too. History in making. 

Congratulations to LGBT Armenians in California!!


artmika said...

August 18 - gay marriages to resume in California!! Great developments. Look forward to news on first gay Armenian marriage in California.

artmika said...

Never ending developments - ups and downs.

California same-sex weddings put on hold

A federal appeals court has put same-sex weddings in California on hold while it considers whether the state's gay marriage ban is constitutional.

A three-judge panel in the US Circuit Court of Appeals blocked a lower court's ruling that would have allowed gay marriages to begin on Wednesday. [...]

The next round of arguments is now set for 6 December, which would probably push a decision on same-sex marriages into next year.

Supporters of Proposition 8 had appealed against Judge Walker's decision last week to allow gay weddings to begin on Wednesday. Many observers now believe the case may ultimately land at the feet of the Supreme Court.

The legal staff of the two same-sex couples who challenged the ban had argued that keeping the measure in place infringed upon the civil rights of gays and lesbians. [...]