(Closed) California’s Prop 8 just deemed unconstitutional!

posted 6 years ago in LGBTQ
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!  It’s about TIME.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

WAHOOOO!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! Lets hope it sticks this time. I think its horrible that they keep jerking couples around by the constantly changing laws/rulings on this issue.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@mink:  There’s still a chance that the case could be heard by the United States Supreme Court if the proponents of Prop 8 appeal (which they almost certainly will). But that would be the final step in the process for this specific law. This was a GREAT victory today!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I let out a woo hoo when I saw this a few minutes ago!!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

This is a good day to be a Californian.  <3

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Honey bee

I’m so happy!! I was so excited when I heard this I was jumping up and down!!!!!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

YAY!!!!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yayy! Again!! 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@mink:  The 9th Circuit govern CA and a bunch of Western states.  Although the ruling just applies to CA, other states within the 9th Circuit will undoubtedly want to fall in line with the precedent set, because lower courts will follow that precedent and similar laws (that violate the equal protection clause) would quickly be found to be unconstitutional in keeping with the ruling.

You are correct in that it can’t be “undone,” unless their ruling is overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, but that doesn’t mean that the state can’t try to pass another law that they think *doesn’t* violate the equal protection clause.

But again, the lower courts will follow the precedent set by the 9th Circuit, unless that is overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Too bad it wasn’t unanimous but Yay anyways!!!

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